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Clara Martin

Clara Martin

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: (323) 965-0060
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: November 8, 2017




Clara Martin has served as a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law since 2004, teaching a course she developed titled “Contract Drafting and Negotiation.” She is the author of a treatise for the California Continuing Education of the Bar titled “Internet Law and Practice in California,” winner of the Association for Continuing Legal Education’s Award for Professional Excellence in the Best Publication category.

Martin is also a lawyer in private practice, focusing on corporate and technology transactions. She helps companies, large and small, grow in an intelligent way, with an eye towards maximizing their value and facilitating their exit strategy. She is a recognized expert in technology and Internet law, working with both vendors and customers in complex technology transactions, software licenses, software development agreements, hardware and maintenance contracts, internet and e-commerce matters, licensing, and technology transfer and commercialization. Her practice includes working with producers and distributors of digital content and her clients comprise some of the largest and most prominent organizations in the State, including universities, hospitals, newspapers, and school districts.

Martin was formerly a founder and partner of Cadence Law Group, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Shaw Pittman LLP and a founding partner in the Los Angeles firm of Klein & Martin LLP, which merged with Shaw Pittman in 2001. She was formerly in house counsel with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions activity at Honeywell (formerly known as AlliedSignal).

Martin has received the AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® (highest rating an attorney can receive for legal quality and ethics).
 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

San Francisco Chronicle
April 14, 2021
Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

Jean Reisz was interviewed about the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco's rejection of an earlier U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals decision that denied asylum to Salvadoran sisters who were harassed by a gang. “Their journey to asylum has been difficult and longer than it should have been,” she said. The judge and the board “ignored the evidence and denied lifesaving relief to the twins based on unlawful conclusions” that the court has now overturned. The article also appeared in Microsoft News.

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