Martha B. Stolley is an accomplished trial attorney who defends corporations and individuals in highly contentious and sensitive government investigations and a wide range of white-collar criminal litigation. She handles matters involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the False Claims Act (FCA) (with a focus on the New York FCA and tax matters), money laundering, healthcare fraud, securities fraud, accounting fraud, and insurance fraud. As a former government prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Martha brings a tenacious approach to complex litigation that consistently yields successful outcomes for her clients.
Martha uses a holistic approach to analyze each situation and develops appropriate solutions to match each client's legal needs. Additionally, Martha skillfully conducts targeted and discrete internal investigations into all types of misconduct, ranging from employee theft and embezzlement, to sexual harassment and/or sexual assault, to complex accounting fraud and FCPA violations. She also counsels clients on internal compliance and ethics programs.
Companies and individuals regularly turn to Martha when they need representation before the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and various US Attorneys’ Offices, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the New York State Attorney General’s Office, other State Attorneys General’s Offices, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and various other District Attorneys’ Offices, and other federal and state agencies.
Her clients include Fortune 500 companies in the technology, retail pharmacy, and food services sectors, as well as organizations engaged in healthcare, construction, and education.
During her years with the Manhattan DA’s Office, Martha presented hundreds of cases to grand juries and successfully prosecuted more than 30 jury trials, involving serious felonies, such as attempted murder, narcotics trafficking, rape and sexual assault, bank robbery, pattern burglary, armed robbery, domestic violence assault, and criminal contempt. In addition to her trial duties, Martha served in the Sex Crimes, Asian Gang, and Domestic Violence Units. While at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, she also participated in the trial advocacy program, helping many young lawyers hone their courtroom skills.
Martha is a member of the New York Office’s Pro Bono Committee and serves as the Litigation Practice Group’s Assignment Coordinator.
Recommended, Dispute Resolution - White-Collar Criminal Defense, The Legal 500 US (2016, 2017)
Member, American Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association