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Geoff Martin

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Geoff Martin is a partner in the Litigation and Government Enforcement practice group in Washington, DC. Geoff started his career in Baker McKenzie's London office in 2007 and moved to Washington DC in 2012. Geoff represents clients in matters before the federal government arising out of anti-corruption, trade sanctions, fraud, anti-money laundering, national security, and related enforcement actions. He also represents clients in civil and criminal matters in federal court. Geoff has extensive experience conducting internal investigations relating to such matters around the world

Practice Focus

Mr. Martin advises clients on corporate ethics and compliance issues including, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud, financial crime, anti-money laundering, and trade sanctions in connection with federal investigations.

Mr. Martin has extensive experience managing multinational fraud, corruption and sanctions investigations for client facing federal enforcement or regulation in the US. This includes experience conducting investigations in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. He has advised clients before federal enforcement authorities, regulators, and prosecutors in the US, the UK and elsewhere. He writes extensively about compliance and investigations issues, best practices and developments in English and US law.

Mr. Martin's practice also includes commercial disputes, and federal litigation including contract disputes with suppliers, subcontractors, and government departments.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Conducting multinational corporate criminal and compliance investigations including investigation project management, conducting investigative witness interviews, managing complex and voluminous investigative document review, conducting and managing investigative due diligence, and managing whistleblowers.

  • Advising on strategy concerning corporate voluntary disclosures of potential compliance violations to US federal prosecutors and enforcement authorities, in complex multilateral enforcement actions.

  • Advising clients on compliance remediation and program enhancement following established legal violation, internal investigation or government enforcement action.

  • Managing and advising on pre-action and court proceedings and advising on litigation strategy.

  • Advising on regulatory implications arising from compliance incidents and enforcement actions where breaches of anti-corruption, sanctions, data protection and other regulatory rules have been alleged by a contract counterparty.


  • District of Columbia~United States (2022)
  • New York~United States (2016)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2009)


  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (L.P.C.) (2006)
  • Oxford University (B.A. Law) (2005)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • London

Co-author, "Revisiting Corporate Compliance Programs for the Post-Pandemic World," Ethisphere Magazine, February 2022

Co-Author, "Five Ways a Company Can Leverage Its Anti-Bribery Compliance Program to Facilitate Sanctions Compliance," FCPA Report, vol. 5, No. 18, 14 September 2016 

Co-author, "Self-disclosure of Corruption Offenses To the U.S. and U.K. Authorities: Where Are We Now?," Bloomberg BNA Corporate Law & Accountability Report, 5 August 2016 

Co-Author, "Casting a Wider Net: Conspiracy Charges In Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Cases," Bloomberg BNA Corporate Counsel Weekly, February 2016


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