International law firm Dorsey & Whitney is pleased to announce that Partner John Marti has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The virtual induction ceremony took place on September 25, before an audience of 670 Fellows during the 2020 Annual Meeting and 70th Anniversary Celebration of the College.

Mr. Marti has more than 18 years of experience as a federal white collar prosecutor and Department of Justice leader, and over 20 years of leadership experience as a Marine Corps Officer. He has a sophisticated and deep understanding of government agencies and investigations and extensive experience leading through crises. Mr. Marti has conducted numerous investigations and litigated matters in the health care, financial services, banking, defense, education, and telecommunications industries.

“John is the consummate professional and team-player. His experience as a prosecutor and a defense attorney handling some of the most complex and intricate fraud and other white collar cases is second to none,” said Dorsey Managing Partner and ACTL Fellow Bill Stoeri. “His admission into the American College of Trial Lawyers is well deserved.”

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years of trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.