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Clara Martin
USC Gould School of Law

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

Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2022
Re: Emily Ryo

Emily Ryo was interviewed about how immigration shortfalls, like soaring housing prices, are fueling California’s population drop. “A whole assortment of the service sector area has been tremendously affected by a lack of immigrant labor that we haven’t really seen and is just really unprecedented,” she said. “Immigrant labor has been a huge part of the long-term home care sector, and a decline in the population in California has had a significant effect.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Ariela Gross
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“Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana,” Centre International de Recherches sur les Esclavages at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

Camille Gear Rich
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“No More Boxes to Check: Imagining The Anti-Racist Law Firm,” NALP Annual Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Thomas D. Lyon
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“Disclosure Among Child Abuse Victims” (with K. London and M. Eisen), Fourth Zoom Psychology and Law Symposium: Children in Legal Settings, Maastrict University, Maastricht, Netherlands.