Martin S. Bloor’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement matters, corporate monitorships, public corruption matters, forfeiture proceedings, antitrust matters, and internal corporate investigations, particularly in connection with potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Martin also has broad experience representing financial institutions and other entities in complex commercial litigation and appellate matters before federal and state courts. Martin has led large-scale, cross-border FCPA investigations in the oil and gas sector, the mining sector and the defense sector, among others.
His investigations work has involved a number of international jurisdictions, including Italy, China, Thailand, Brazil, Peru, Russia, Nigeria, Guinea, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Martin has been retained by individuals, companies, company boards of directors, and subcommittees of boards of directors.
Martin also advises companies on compliance issues under the FCPA, including assessing, drafting, and implementing corporate compliance programs and has extensive experience in conducting FCPA due diligence and advising on other FCPA risks in the context of mergers and acquisitions, including issues concerning successor liability.
Martin has been recognized for his work in the area of criminal investigations and white-collar criminal defense and writes frequently on criminal law and government investigations.
Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Martin was a partner in the New York office of a national law firm. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Chambers, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.
- Conducted an internal investigation for a global defense company in connection with potentially improper payments to a third party agent in China.
- Represented the trustees of a Liechtenstein trust in connection with an internal investigation into allegations that associated companies obtained mining concessions in Africa through improper payments to individuals associated with African government officials.
- Conducted an internal investigation and negotiated a favorable settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a global manufacturing company in connection with allegations of improper payments to government officials in China, Russia, Peru, and Brazil in connection with large public projects.
- Represented an international offshore engineering and construction company in connection with an inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission into issues relating to stock option backdating.
- Represented a global medical device company as an interface between the company and the government-appointed corporate monitor under a deferred prosecution agreement.
- Represented a major German bank in connection with litigation brought against it for coupon payments on securities issued by bank’s Delaware LLC. After successfully having the case dismissed, argued an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court.
- Represented a third-party payment processor in connection with both civil and criminal investigations being undertaken relating to the payday lending industry.
- Represented a Japanese pharmaceutical company in connection with the largest antitrust matter ever prosecuted criminally by the U.S. Department of Justice, and also handled the related civil class action litigations, all involving the worldwide vitamins industry.
- Representing three investments funds in connection with a securities fraud action against a major Kazakhstani Bank and a sovereign wealth fund.
- Represented a Korean pharmaceutical company in connection with litigation in New York State Court involving a dispute under the terms of a licensing agreement.
- Represented the New York Police Department and several police officers in a civil rights case, ending in a defense verdict after a three-day jury trial in the Southern District of New York.
- New York Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 1999
- Fordham University, B.A., 1996
BAR ADMISSIONS : New York
- Honorable Robert C. Chambers, U.S. District Court — Southern District of West Virginia
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