Martin I. Kaminsky

Attorney in New York, NY
Martin I. Kaminsky serves as Greenberg Traurig's General Counsel. Prior to joining the firm, Marty represented a range of clients including public companies, commodity and securities exchanges and professional services firms and their principals in all forms of business litigation throughout the United States. Marty also counseled the boards of directors of several exchanges and public companies.

Marty was trial and appellate counsel in approximately 150 reported decisions involving a broad range of business litigation matters, and several as a village justice.

Areas of Concentration
Marty served as counsel in contract, antitrust, securities, commodities, regulatory, employment, and professional malpractice matters.

Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2009
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Author, Legal and Ethical Issues Involved in Representing Affiliates or Principals of Clients, 37 Journal of the Legal Profession 153
•Author, The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Civil Litigation, 39 Brooklyn Law Review 121
•Author, Proposed Federal Discovery Rules for Complex Civil Litigation, 48 Fordham Law Review 907
•Author, “State Evidentiary Privileges in Federal Civil Litigation, 43 Fordham Law Review
•Author, Post-Transaction Evidence, 19 Boston College Law Review 617
•Author, Collateral Estoppel and Jury Trial Rights, 12 Review of Securities Law 945
•Author, Securities Litigation Under Securities Act 12(2) and How it Compares with Rule 10b-5, 13 Houston Law Review 231
•Author, The Antitrust Labor Exemption, 16 Seton Hall Law Review 4
•Author, “Available Compromises for Continued Judicial Selection Reform”, 53 St. Johns Law Review 466
•Author, “A Proposal for Mandatory Preselection Screening of State Court Judges”, 51 St. Johns Law Review 516
•Author, “Judicial Selection: Alternatives to the Status Quo in Selection of State Court Judges”, 48 St. Johns Law Review 496

•Lecturer at meetings of International Bar Association and various U.S. bar associations, and at conferences of business associations and other professional groups, for several years

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    Experience & Credentials


    General Counsel

    Admission Details

    Admitted in 1965, New York
    Supreme Court of the United States
    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

    Law School Attended

    Harvard Law School

    University Attended

    Yale University

    Birth Information

    Born in 1941
    New York, February 6, 1941

    Associations & Memberships

    Professional & Community Involvement•Village Justice, Muttontown, NY
    •Former Adjunct Professor and lecturer, Seton Hall Law School
    •Member, F... More

    Representative Cases

    Significant Representations; Marty represented public companies, stock and commodity exchanges, investment banks, brokerage firms, hedge funds, government bodies and law firms, as well as directors, officers and partners thereof. The exchanges included the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Commodity Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the... More

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    Martin I. Kaminsky
    General Counsel
    MetLife Building 200 Park Avenue,
    New York, NY 10166


    Greenberg Traurig, LLP (New York, New York)

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