John D. Martini serves as the executive partner of the firm's Philadelphia office. Mr. Martini focuses his practice on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits. He frequently represents public companies, private equity firms and management teams in connection with all phases of the employment relationship. Mr. Martini assists employers and executives in assessing the market value and market terms of management compensation arrangements, while ensuring that those arrangements are delivered under a beneficial tax structure.

Mr. Martini's significant background includes employee benefit plans and arrangements, audits, design and review work. In addition, he handles complex Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) litigation (including benefit claims, stock drop and fee litigation), fiduciary litigation and state law governed contractual disputes. Mr. Martini represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, life sciences, food service and various technology industries, across a range of geographical locations throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, South America, France and China.

In addition, Mr. Martini regularly assists large public companies with various corporate governance issues implicating their compensation arrangements and frequently represents such companies' interests before the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Labor and institutional shareholders.


  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
  • Grove City College, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Pennsylvania
  • Villanova Law Review, Associate Editor
Honors & Awards
  • The Business Journals', 2019 Influencers, Law
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation, 2012-2019

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