Nina Martinez focuses her practice on all aspects of litigation, with an emphasis on business disputes and complex litigation matters.

Nina has experience in all aspects of federal litigation and extensive experience taking and defending depositions, engaging in motion practice, serving as an advocate in mediation, drafting settlement agreements, conducting case investigations, and negotiating ESI discovery.

Professional Highlights

  • Adjunct Professor, Mediation Clinic at CUNY LAW from August – December 2016
  • Course designer and instructor of Conflict Resolution Course for Rikers Island Women’s Facility
  • Has served as an instructor for the Eastern District of New York’s annual Mediation Advocacy Program pro bono attorney training for over four years

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  • Memberships & Associations
    • Member, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
    • Member, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Diversity Fellowship Recipient
  • Speaking Engagements
    • Panelist, “Understanding the Basic of Representing Federal Pro Se Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs for the Limited Purpose of Settlement,” New York City Bar Association, Spring 2018
    • Moderator, “Managing Risk and Creating Safe Workplaces,” New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting, Oct. 2018
    • Panelist, “Labor, Employment, and the Latinx Community,” 22nd Annual National Latino/a Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference, Latinx Unidos: Power through Justice, Spring 2018
    • Panelist, “Practice before the New York City Human Rights Commission,” NELA/NY Spring Conference, May 2018
    • “Think Like a Mediator - Conflict Resolution Program at Rikers Island,” Mediate.com, Nov. 2017
    • Trainer, “Mediation Advocacy Training,” Trainer for Eastern District of New York Mediation Advocacy Program, Mar. 2017
    • Speaker, “Court to Court: Limited Scope Pro Bono Representation for Pro Se Litigants,” Federal Judicial Center, Mar. 2017
    • Speaker, “Requesting Accommodations in the Workplace: Working with MS,” Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, Feb. 2017
    • “Working Models: An Analysis of Workplace Mediation Programs Available to New York City Complainants,” Penn Law Legal Scholarship Repository, May 2015
  • External Publications

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2015

    M.S., Elementary Education, Hunter College, The City University of New York, 2012

    B.A., Political Science and English, University of Florida, 2010
    Phi Beta Kappa, Valedictorian

Admissions

  • New York

    Florida

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

    U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

    U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Languages

  • Spanish