Spencer Martinez is a partner in the San Francisco office, and a member of the Firm's business litigation group. His practice includes counseling and litigation relating to business contracts, business partnerships and other commercial collaborations, intellectual properties including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, online advertising and commerce, domain name disputes, and cybercrime.
Mr. Martinez has been privileged to counsel and represent clients in a variety of industries, with diverse and evolving needs. He approaches his clients’ matters practically and efficiently, paying close attention to his clients’ interests both in and out of the courtroom. Past and current clients include major retailers, entrepreneurs, entertainment event producers, online advertising agencies, internet-based businesses, music producers and distributors, athletes, and musicians. His more recent matters have involved disputes over business ownership, operation and management; collaborative marketing agreements, royalty disputes, and other complex commercial matters. Mr. Martinez has also recently handled tort matters in California and in Nevada involving the misappropriation and misuse of trade secrets, computer espionage, trademark infringement, and cybersquatting, among a variety of other business disputes.
Mr. Martinez obtained his law degree in 1999 from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and is admitted to practice in California, Nevada, the United States District Courts in and for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California and the District of Nevada, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal. He is a Bay Area native, and in 2011 was admitted to the United States Supreme Court, upon Motion by his father and alongside his two brothers, who are also Bay Area attorneys.
Mr. Martinez maintains a blog on legal news and trends in the videogame industry at www.videogamerlaw.com.