MARTIN WELLINGTON is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, the managing partner of Sidley’s Palo Alto office, and serves as the leader of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital (ECVC) practice. He is also a member of the M&A, Private Equity, and Capital Markets practices. Martin counsels technology companies and their sources of capital on a variety of transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and private, as well as public, offerings. He also regularly advises private equity investors and underwriters. His clients include publicly held technology companies in addition to companies looking to enter the public markets. Prior to joining Sidley, Martin was a partner with an international law firm and he also served at the U.S. Department of State from 1989–1993.
Martin was recommended in The Legal 500 US 2016 in several categories of M&A/Corporate and Commercial in addition to Finance Capital Markets. Named an “Up & Coming” lawyer for Corporate/M&A: Northern California in Chambers USA 2014, he was also featured in the 2011 and 2012 Financial Times’ “US Innovative Lawyers” reports for his work as lead counsel on the IPOs of Pandora and Angie’s List, respectively. Martin earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and received his Master of International Affairs from Columbia University where he headed the International Security Policy Association. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine.