Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn
Judy Perry Martinez is Of Counsel, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn and previously was with the firm from 1982 to 2003 as a partner, governing committee member, and commercial litigator.
Judy joined Northrop Grumman in 2003, where she served as assistant general counsel for litigation before becoming Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.
Judy retired from Northrop Grumman in 2015 to become a Fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative where she spent a year in residence. She returned to SPS&R where she continues her public service work.
Judy was chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary which evaluates all perspective nominees to the federal bench. Judy was the ABA representative to the United Nations, and a member of the ABA Board of Governors and executive committee. She served as chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services and as a member of the ABA Task Force on building public trust in the American justice system. She currently is special advisor to the ABA Center for Innovation. Judy is a member of the board of directors of the American Bar Foundation and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and Louisiana Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Law Institute.
She has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1991 and served on the ABA Task Force on Attorney Client Privilege, Council of the ABA Center on Diversity, and currently serves as vice-president of the World Justice Project.
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