David B. H. Martin

Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

David B. H. Martin

David B. H. Martin

Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Biography

David Martin advises corporations and other clients in corporate, corporate governance, securities regulation, and transactional matters. He has led teams of lawyers in corporate finance, business combination and other change of control transactions, including public offerings, spin-offs, proxy contests, and tender offers. He counsels boards, senior executives, and investors in a range of governance policies and procedures. His practice also includes enforcement cases before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), internal investigations, and corporate compliance issues.

Mr. Martin's career includes seven years of service with the SEC, where he was the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance. In this position, he was the senior executive officer for the agency's program for review of reports of public companies to securities markets and investors. Previously at the SEC, Mr. Martin served as special counsel to the Chairman.

Mr. Martin is a frequent lecturer and author of articles. He is the Immediate past Chair of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section.

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Senior Counsel at Ballard Spahr LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

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Partner, Wilmington at McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Managing Partner, Georgetown, Delaware at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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David B. H. Martin
Senior Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
Education
BA

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

JD

Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants. Consistently ranked among the top law schools in the nation, Virginia has educated generations of lawyers, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service. Virginia is justly famous for its collegial environment that bonds students and faculty, and student satisfaction is consistently cited as among the highest in American law schools. At Virginia, law students share their experiences in a cooperative spirit, both in and out of the classroom, and build a network that lasts well beyond their three years here. With more than 20,000 students and a faculty of more than 2,100, the University of Virginia has been ranked first or second among the nation's public universities since 1984. The University's diverse intellectual life is open to law students: Up to 12 credits from other departments may be counted toward the J.D. degree.

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American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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American College of Governance Counsel

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Prior
Career History
Senior Counsel
Current

Covington & Burling LLP provides legal consulting services. They represent clients in litigation, white collar defense, transactional, governmental affairs, international, life sciences and other matters. The firm offers legal services related to intellectual property, international trade, mergers & acquisitions and tax practices. The company was founded by J. Harry Covington and Edward B. Burling on January 1, 1919 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Director, Division of Corporation Finance
Prior

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an agency of the United States federal government. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002, and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is larger than the next 13 largest navies combined in terms of battle fleet tonnage, according to one estimate. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 10 in service, one under construction (two planned), and two in reserve. The service has 317,054 personnel on active duty and 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft.

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Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. purchases Santarus, Inc.

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purchases Hanesbrands, Inc. from The Hillshire Brands Co.

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Time Warner, Inc., Comcast Corporation purchase Adelphia Communications Corp.

Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Securities
2012
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Securities
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
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