Walfrido (Wally) Martinez, Esq.
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
New York, NY
Walfrido (Wally) J. Martinez is Managing Partner of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Mr. Martinez was a founding partner of the firm's Miami office, where his practice focused on complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense.
He left the firm for three years to serve as senior vice president and general counsel of Diageo North America. He returned to Hunton Andrews Kurth to become managing partner in 2006 at age 39, one of the youngest named to lead a global law firm of more than 1,000 attorneys.
In June 2008, the National Law Journal named Mr. Martinez one of the nation's "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers." He serves as vice-chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Mr. Martinez is a graduate of Seton Hall University and University of Pennsylvania Law School.