Overview

Mousa Martin is a government and political law attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Group. Mr. Martin advises a wide range of clients on engaging with public sector entities, campaigns and elections, voting, vetting, lobbying, procurement, congressional gift and travel rules, as well as compliance with various ethics, conflicts and disclosure legal regimes.

Mr. Martin joined Holland & Knight from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as an attorney advisor within the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Mr. Martin previously completed a two-year judicial clerkship as a lawyer in the competitive U.S. Attorney General's Honors Program, where he authored hundreds of civil and criminal decisions for appellate-level federal judges. Mr. Martin also supported other DOJ divisions including the Office of Legal Policy, where he worked with the White House Counsel's Office on vetting Article III Judiciary appointees, and the Civil Division, where he assisted trial attorneys in defending the U.S. against multimillion-dollar admiralty, aviation and space torts litigation claims.

While in law school, Mr. Martin served as editor for the International Law Journal, was a fellow at the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, and concurrently worked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to law school, Mr. Martin worked at a Big Four accounting and professional services firm in its Policy & Government Relations office.

Mr. Martin's extensive legal experience has touched on issues of antitrust, intellectual property, space law and national security – with concentrations in the Middle East and East Asia. His research has been cited by private and public sector entities, including Fortune 500 CEOs, the U.S. Vice President, Congress and the general counsel of three executive agencies. He has engaged in agency rulemaking and was vital in examining and managing cases argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Credentials

Education
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D.
  • George Mason University, B.A., Government and International Affairs, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
  • Spot Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 2023
  • Scholar, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2018-2021
  • Alexander Hamilton Fellow, C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State, George Mason University School of Law, 2020-2021
  • Dean's Scholar, George Mason University School of Law, 2018-2021
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2017
  • Foreign Affairs Scholar, DACOR Bacon House, 2016
  • Scholar, National Military Intelligence Foundation (NMIF), 2016
  • Scholar, John Adams Indispensability of Virtue, 2014
  • Scholar, Rotary International, 2014

Publications

Speaking Engagements