Grant B. Martinez

713.632.8017 | Houston, Texas
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Professional Summary

Grant’s practice focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation and appeals. His experience includes leading and contributing in multi-week jury and bench trials, arbitration hearings, and preliminary injunction hearings. He has briefed disputes for all levels of the federal and state courts and argued before the Supreme Court of Connecticut, along with numerous federal courts. Clients and co-counsel trust him to help them solve difficult legal issues from beginning to end.

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Grant practiced with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. He also clerked for the Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Grant is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a Comments Editor of the Yale Law Journal, President of the Yale Law & Business Society, and Alumni Chair of the Yale Latino Law Students Association. He served in the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and the Civil Liberties & National Security Clinic.

Grant serves as Co-Hiring Attorney for the firm.

Representative Experience
  • BTEC v. BNA Presented witness at temporary injunction hearing; drafted numerous briefs in intra-corporate dispute between members of a Delaware LLC, including successful motion for summary judgment on opposing party’s central claim; currently prosecuting clients’ counterclaims for significant monetary damages.
  • BMC Software v. IBM Corp. Drafted portions of successful opposition to temporary restraining order; prepared partner for direct and cross-examination in preliminary injunction hearing.
  • Commissioner of Correction v. Freedom of Info. Commission;
    El Badrawi v. DHS 
     Argued in Connecticut Supreme Court and federal district court, drafted briefs filed in federal and state courts, and took numerous depositions.
  • Jewelry Television v. Sterling Commerce Drafted successful briefing in federal district court and Sixth Circuit that saved client close to $30 million; prepared partners for direct and cross-examination in a five-week jury trial on breach of contract and fraud relating to software implementation.
  • City of El Cenizo v. Texas (Sanctuary Cities) Representing the City of Houston, drafted portions of merits and emergency stay briefs in Fifth Circuit appeal of preliminary injunction against the State of Texas’ new anti-sanctuary cities law.
  • Lion Co-Polymers v. Lion Polymers  Drafted briefs in two state court of appeals cases relating to complex contract interpretation, choice of law, and procedural issues.
Professional Honors & Affiliations
  • Member: American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter, Class XLIX, 2019-2020
  • Member: Houston Methodist Hospital Presidential Leadership Council
  • Member: NationSwell Council, Houston Chapter
  • Member: Federal Bar Association for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member: Houston Bar Association, Federal Practice Section
  • Team Member: Pro Bono Attorneys of the Year, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 2009
Presentations & Publications
  • Comment: “Indefinite Detention of Immigrant Information,” 120 Yale L.J. 667, 2010
Education & Professional Background
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2010 (Comments Editor, Yale Law Journal)
  • Stanford University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, B.A., History, with distinction, 2006 (Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society)
  • Law Clerk to The Hon. Diarmuid  F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, 2015-2016
  • Admitted to Practice: New York, 2011; Texas, 2017; U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, 2017; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2015; Fifth Circuit, 2017; Sixth Circuit, 2018