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D.C. lawyer William “Billy” Martin, who made a name for himself repping the parents of interns in two Washington scandals, is on the move to Sutherland Asbill & Brennan’s D.C. and Atlanta offices after ditching Blank Rome. The white-collar litigator is probably best known for representing the parents of Chandra Levy, an intern to then-Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.). Levy went missing in 2001 and was found dead in Rock Creek Park months later. He also represented Monica Lewinsky’s mother, Marcia Lewis, during Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s investigation. Martin will replace Hamilton Fox III as the head of Sutherland’s criminal defense and white-collar practice. Martin, it appears, had been seeking a new home for his clients and says the opportunity to lead a practice group made Sutherland an easy choice. “I approached the firm,” Martin says. “I’ve developed a very substantial practice and, fortunately, my clients have said they will relocate with me.” One of those clients is Coca-Cola Co., which is also a client of Sutherland’s. In recent years, Martin maintained his high-profile client list. He is currently defending actor Wesley Snipes, who was indicted for tax fraud. And Martin represented former NBA star Jayson Williams, who in April 2004 was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter in the shooting of his chauffeur (though a New Jersey state appellate panel recently cleared the way for Williams to be retried this March on a charge of reckless manslaughter).
Nathan Carlile can be contacted at [email protected].

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