Cecilia L. Martin, Associate

Cecilia represents public and private sector entities in all employment matters including wage and hour actions, workplace audits and investigations, and discrimination and harassment claims. She enjoys providing advice and counsel to employers on various issues such as discipline and termination, arbitration agreements, leave requirements, employee handbooks and laws affecting payroll and personnel decisions.

In addition to her labor and employment experience, Cecilia is experienced in representing owners and contractors in construction matters, and also has experience in business and real estate disputes.

Legal Experience

While in law school, Cecilia did extensive work for various legal memoranda and articles related to corporate governance and the Dodd-Frank Act’s Conflict Minerals Rules. Cecilia assisted one of the Experts in co-authoring the Brief of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners Nat’l Assn. of Mfrs., et al., v. S.E.C., No. 13-5252 (Jan. 23, 2013).

Prior to law school, Cecilia worked as a financial advisor and corporate stock benefit consultant for UBS Private Wealth Management in San Francisco, California. She specialized in socially responsible investments and foreign currency, and enjoyed working with alternative energy start-ups. Cecilia has also worked as a legal advocate for the Homeless Advocacy Project in San Francisco, continuing the practice of social service her mother instilled in her.

Admitted to Practice

  • All California State Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member, American Association of Jewish Lawyers
  • Member, San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association
  • Member, Wiley Manuel African-American Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Sacramento Food Bank

Academic Background

J.D. Florida International University College of Law, 2013

B.A. University of San Francisco, 2002