Marcus Lind-Martinez is an associate in the Firm’s Corporate & Securities and Intellectual Property Groups. His principal area of practice is corporate finance and securities law, including securities offerings, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation. Marcus has advised companies on obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing intellectual property rights and has provided IP advice in corporate transactions including in the context of mergers & acquisitions and securities offerings. His experience covers a variety of IP and technology-focused transactions and matters, including due diligence, advertising counseling, and contract drafting and negotiation. Marcus has also provided pro bono representation to U.S. Army veterans to advocate for an upgrade to their discharge status and to a variety of arts museums and collectives to protect their intellectual property rights in new works.
Prior to joining the Firm, Marcus was a Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets and Technology Transactions associate in the Houston and Austin offices of Vinson & Elkins LLP. During law school, Marcus was on the boards of the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy, Chicano Hispanic Law Student Association, American Constitution Society, and William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law Student Advisory Board, and he also represented children and teens in Texas Department of Family and Protective Services removal proceedings with the Children’s Rights Clinic. Before attending law school, Marcus was a high school English and U.S. Government teacher and Lincoln-Douglas debate coach in Brownsville, Texas and Brooklyn, New York.
- “Don’t Mine Me: ERCOT Requirements May Slow Texas’ New Crypto Currency Mining Operations,” Vinson & Elkins, Co-Author, June 9, 2022
- “A ‘New Haven’ for Privacy: Connecticut Enacts Data Privacy Act,” Vinson & Elkins, Co-Author, May 13, 2022
- “Latinidad, White Supremacy, and Reforming First-Year Moot Court Competitions to Confront Racial and Ethnic Bias,” Harvard Latinx Law Review, Spring 2020