Francis Martorana has been a partner in the firm since 1990. He graduated from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York in 1972 and from the University of Massachusetts with a graduate degree in 1974. He graduated from the Columbus School of Law, at Catholic University in Washington D.C. in 1982. He was Assistant General Counsel to the International Association of Machinists in 1982-83. In 1983 he joined the firm as an associate.
Mr. Martorana is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia , Maryland and Virginia. In addition, he is a member of several federal court bars including the U.S. Supreme Court and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and District of Columbia Circuits and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia . He is also a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Since joining the firm Mr. Martorana has been active in all phases of the firm’s practice. He has represented labor and employee benefit clients in all types of matters, as well as individuals in employment matters. He has represented these clients in federal trial and appellate courts and in state courts, and before administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service. He has also represented labor clients in labor arbitrations, mediations and collective bargaining, and has represented other clients in contract disputes and in commercial arbitration. He has extensive experience representing the firm’s clients under several federal statutes including the National Labor Relations Act, Labor Management Relations Act of 1947, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Internal Revenue Code.
Mr. Martorana is a member of the American Bar Association and its Alternative Dispute Resolution in Labor and Employment Law Subcommittee of the Labor & Employment Law Section. He has also co-chaired the ABA Arbitration Procedure and Professional Responsibility Subcommittee.