Martin T. Tully is a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Akerman LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Data Law Practice. He is a veteran trial lawyer with over 25 years of national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries. Martin routinely represents clients in cases involving contract disputes, business torts, defamation, antitrust claims, trade secrets, and consumer class action defense.
Empowered by his commercial litigation practice, Martin is nationally recognized for his knowledge and experience in the fields of electronic discovery, information governance and data security/data privacy. His expertise helps clients to stay ahead of the curve in each of these fields with respect to developing law, technology, and best practices, whether in the context of active litigation and regulatory matters, or in seeking to avoid them. Martin is also adept at leveraging both technology and strategic partnerships with technologists to achieve client objectives in each of these areas.
Martin advances thought-leadership in Data Law through his active membership in the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1), the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG-11), the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Committee, the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee, and as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In addition, Martin has written and presented extensively on the subjects of e-discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, and legal technology; has been recognized by Chambers USA, Nationwide, for Litigation: E-Discovery; and was acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as being “widely regarded for his ‘superior knowledge’ of electronic discovery and information governance.”