Aaron Martin represents businesses and individuals in healthcare, education, litigation, regulatory, and administrative matters. As a former general counsel, he has experience handling internal investigations and compliance matters on a variety of issues.
Aaron represents charter schools, private K-12 schools, public and private higher-education institutions, and other education-related businesses in all aspects of their businesses. As a former general counsel, Aaron often acts as outside general counsel for schools who have a need for regular legal services. Aaron has experience representing a variety of educational institutions in Special Education matters and in response to complaints filed with the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. These matters have involved Title II, Title IX, the IDEA, and Section 504, as well as other federal statutes. Aaron also represents parents on select matters against traditional public school districts. He has experience dealing with state and federal authorities with internal investigations, accreditation, and compliance matters.
Aaron focuses on compliance, regulatory, and litigation matters for providers, medical groups, laboratories, and academic institutions. Some issues include contract formation and disputes, Medicare or commercial insurer audits, overpayments and recoupment, fraud and abuse, public private partnerships, licensing board investigations, and administrative matters.
Commercial Litigation and Appeals
Aaron handles a variety of commercial litigation matters at trial and on appeal, including business divorces, commercial disputes, contract matters, tort actions, and alleged violations of state or federal statutes. Aaron has briefed and argued several cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has briefed cases in the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Aaron also represents clients in ERISA and employee benefits litigation. He represents employee benefits plans, their employer sponsors and fiduciaries faced with claims for benefits, governmental investigations, and purported class actions.
Aaron represents businesses in regard to regulatory compliance and government contracting issues. This includes procurement bid protests, claims, and other disputes related to complying with government acquisition laws and regulations.
Political and Election Law
Aaron represents candidates and campaigns, initiative committees, and political action committees (PACs) in constitutional law, campaign finance law compliance and election law complaints. He participates in election litigation and enforcement matters before local, state and federal courts and agencies.
Aaron is licensed to practice in Arizona and Colorado.
- University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)
- Editor-in-Chief, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law
- Student Leader, Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate Program (2009-2010)
- Law College Scholarship (2007-2010)
- Dean's List (2007-2010)
- The Catholic University of America (Ph.L., Philosophy, cum laude, 2004)
- The Catholic University of America (B.A., Philosophy, magna cum laude, 2002)
- Phi Beta Kappa Society
- Theodore Basselin Fellow
- Dean's List
- President, Student Government, Theological College (2001-2002)
Professional Memberships and Activities
- American Health Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- ERISA Litigation Subcommittee of the Corporate and Business Litigation Committee, Vice Chair
- Federal Bar Association
- State Bar of Arizona
- Civil Jury Instructions Committee
- U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
- Advisory Committee for the state of Arizona
Representative Presentations and Publications
- "Educational Update - March 2017," Author (March 10, 2017)
- "Uncovering Hidden Disabilities Through Increased Collaboration Between Medical Providers and Schools," Author, Health Lawyers (February 2017) © 2017 American Health Lawyers Association. All rights reserved
- "Educational Update - December 2016," Author (December 20, 2016)
- "Educational Update - November 2016," Author (November 22, 2016)
- "Educational Update - October 2016," Author (October 5, 2016)
- "Educational Update - September 2016," Author (September 22, 2016)
- "The Yates Memo, Ten Months Later: What We Know and What To Do," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer White Collar, Defense, Investigations and Compliance Blog (July 15, 2016)
- "Ten Tips for Effective Appellate Advocacy," Co-Author, Arizona Attorney Magazine (July 2016)
- Maricopa County Litigation Guide, Editor and Contributing Author (2014)
- "Attorneys' Fees on Appeal," Contributing Author, Arizona Attorneys' Fees Manual, 6th ed. (2014)
- "Homeschooling in Germany and the United States," Note, 27 Ariz. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 225 (2010)
Professional Recognition and Awards
- Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Schools and Education (2015-2017), Business Litigation, (2014-2016)
- Maggie's Place, Board of Directors
- St. Thomas the Apostle, Parish Council, Member
Other Professional Experience
- Great Hearts Academics, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (2015-2016)
- Fennemore Craig, Attorney (2011-2015)
- U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Law Clerk to Chief Judge John M. Roll (2010-2011)
- Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Appellate Program, Student Leader (2009-2010)
- Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, Law Clerk (2009-2010)
- Supreme Court of Arizona
- Supreme Court of Colorado
- United States District Court, District of Arizona
- United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
- United States Supreme Court