Martin L. Schmelkin

Marty Schmelkin represents employers in all aspects of employment law, advising on litigation strategy, leading workplace training programs, coordinating the implementation of policies and programs across multiple global jurisdictions, and counseling on recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotions, as well as disciplinary and termination activity. He brings a unique perspective to the practice, having served as an in-house counsel for 15 years at a leading global financial institution. Marty understands the legal and business challenges facing employers and has a particular in-depth experience with financial services firms, including investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset managers. He counsels financial services firms on employment related FINRA arbitrations and regulatory filings.

Marty has broad experience with the obligations of federal contractors under Executive Order 11246 and the related Affirmative Action regulations promulgated by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This includes the preparation of affirmative action plans and responses to regulatory audits. Marty also has worked extensively in the area of corporate diversity and advises employers on their implementation of diversity policies and programs in the United States and on a global basis. [1]