honors + affiliations
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
Martha B. Stolley is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Ms. Stolley focuses her practice on the representation of corporations and individuals in all aspects of white collar litigation, as well as regulatory enforcement matters and related civil litigation. She has represented clients in matters involving allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), healthcare fraud, municipal bond fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, money laundering and structuring, environmental violations, and a variety of other offenses. Ms. Stolley routinely represents corporate and individual clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York State Attorney General's Office, various District Attorneys' Offices and U.S. Attorneys' Offices, and other federal and state regulatory agencies.
Ms. Stolley also has experience conducting internal investigations and counseling clients on the development and implementation of internal compliance and ethics programs.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Stolley was a senior trial attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. During her eight-year tenure at the D.A.'s Office, she presented hundreds of cases to the grand jury and successfully tried more than 30 jury trials in cases involving a wide range of serious crimes, including attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, narcotics trafficking, rape, sexual assault, felony assault, weapons possession, bank robbery, witness tampering, burglary patterns, robbery, criminal contempt, and vehicular homicide. Many of her cases were prominently featured in the press. In addition to her trial duties, Ms. Stolley served in the Sexual Crimes, Asian Gang, and Domestic Violence Units. She also participated in the office trial advocacy program and supervised many young lawyers in developing their trial skills.
Ms. Stolley earned her J.D., cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served as the coordinating notes editor for The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Ms. Stolley is admitted to practice in New York and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York.
- Represented a Fortune 500 technology company in multi-country FCPA investigations involving related inquiries by the DOJ, the SEC, and the World Bank.
- Conducted FCPA and anti-corruption internal investigations in multiple countries on behalf of a Fortune 500 technology company.
- Represented a Fortune 500 retail pharmacy chain in connection with government, administrative, and civil investigations into billing practices and obtained favorable resolutions in multiple audits by the New York Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.
- Successfully defended a Fortune 500 retail pharmacy chain in an investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office into alleged violations of New York's General Business Law and health code provisions.
- Represented a Fortune 500 food services company in an investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office relating to alleged violation of state human rights laws in hiring practices, negotiated a favorable resolution and drafted a favorable monitoring plan.
- Represented a Fortune 500 food services company in sales tax investigations by the New York County District Attorney's Office and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.
- Investigated allegations of sexual harassment and abuse against a Fortune 500 food services company.
- Successfully defended an individual in a federal investigation into alleged money laundering and structuring.
- Investigated and successfully defended a hospital corporation in federal civil litigation involving allegations of breach of privacy and violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- Represented an individual against allegations of bid-rigging in the municipal finance industry.
- Investigated allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by an employee of a major music conservatory.
- Successfully defended an FBI Special Agent in an investigation by the DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).
- Represented a corporation and individuals in an SEC investigation into alleged bank fraud, accounting fraud, and violations of Sarbanes-Oxley.
- Represented a national infrastructure construction company in criminal and civil investigations by the district attorney's office and the New York Public Service Commission.
- Represented a worldwide education company in a long-term grand jury investigation into standardized testing security.
- Obtained an order securing the release from jail and dismissal of all charges against an individual serving a life sentence for a quadruple murder in Austin, Texas.
- Northwestern University School of Law, 1998, J.D., Cum Laude
- Northwestern University, B.A., With Honors