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Cornell University, BA 1988
Boston University School of Law, JD 1995
MIT Sloan School of Management, MBA 2019


Ross Martin is a retired partner of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he spent over 20 years representing clients in all aspects of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring and commercial lending. He now concentrates on teaching.

Professor Martin's expertise includes both transactional and litigation matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, secured lending, trials and appeals. In addition to bankruptcy-court trials around the US, he has appeared before the First Circuit, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Supreme Court in two reported cases. Professor Martin worked with companies across industries: financial services, consumer products, technology, manufacturing, and energy. His clients included private equity firms (e.g., Bain Capital), mutual funds (e.g., Blackrock), hedge funds, operating companies (e.g., online publisher Gawker Media) and nonprofits. Pro bono, Professor Martin represented a prisoner in mental-health-care litigation, the arts-education nonprofit Artists for Humanity, the victims of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, and the 200-year-old Charles Street AME Church in Roxbury. Professor Martin holds a BA from Cornell University, a JD from Boston University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.