Martin Levine is senior counsel for Conflicts and Lobbying Compliance. Prior to Earthjustice, Martin was acting general counsel at the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, as well as deputy general counsel, for nearly 10 years. In this role, he authored New York’s first set of comprehensive lobbying regulations, as well as significant advisory opinions on lobbying and ethics. He also oversaw day-to-day operations of the agency, including the administration of the statewide lobbying, ethics and financial disclosure programs. He has written and spoken extensively on the regulation of lobbying and ethics in government, most recently at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s panel on the report The Regulation of Lobbying in Quebec, Canada.
Martin also served as an advisor to the late-U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings during the response to the 2008 Financial Crisis, and with Offices of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Prior to serving in Washington, Martin was senior counsel to the Baltimore City Retirement Systems and an attorney with the Maryland General Assembly.
Martin received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland. He lives outside Albany, New York with his wife and two children, and can often be found in his basement woodworking shop.
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