The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Richard M. (Rick) Martinez has joined the Firm's Minneapolis Office as a partner in its Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice.
Mr. Martinez has established an extensive record of representing Fortune 100 companies, educational institutions, startup and early-stage tech companies, and individuals in a wide range of data privacy, cybersecurity, and intellectual property matters. He has deep experience in various technological fields and computer-implemented technologies, including hardware and software programs, and network and web-based communications. Mr. Martinez’s significant client matters have included internet and cloud technologies, flash memory, automated systems, and consumer electronic devices.
"Cybersecurity and data privacy issues have become increasingly important as business information technologies have expanded and evolved," said Brian Easley, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Minneapolis Office. "Rick brings a wealth of experience in data privacy and business technology issues that will enhance the Firm’s ability to represent our clients in complex legal matters relating to cybersecurity. We are very pleased that he is joining us."
An accomplished litigator, Mr. Martinez has assumed first chair responsibility in high-stakes intellectual property litigation in state and federal courts, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and has been involved in patent licensing campaigns generating substantial eight- and nine-figure settlements. He has also represented clients before the International Trade Commission.
"Rick brings a great combination of experience across a number of technical areas," said Dan McLoon, who leads Jones Day's global Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Protection Practice. "He has developed a well-deserved reputation as a prominent lawyer in these areas, and he further expands Jones Day’s capabilities to offer clients a full range of data protection-related services in Minneapolis and throughout the Firm’s client base."
Admitted to practice in Minnesota and New York, and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and American Intellectual Property Law Association, Mr. Martinez was named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural "Cyber Security and Data Privacy Trailblazers" in 2015.