Stephen Martin, a Partner with StoneTurn, has more than 20 years of experience in compliance & monitoring, risk assessment, and corporate internal investigations, often in connection with regulatory inquiries.
Stephen works with clients to handle both proactive and reactive compliance-related matters, including internal investigations; enterprise, global and in-country risk assessments; compliance program and risk management program enhancement; and remediation work and corporate monitorships.
His work has included counseling clients internationally across a wide spectrum of risk, including anti-corruption / anti-bribery (FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act); antitrust; AML; privacy, cyber-security, data protection and information management; corporate governance, environmental and corporate social responsibility. Stephen helps companies to develop, implement and enhance effective corporate compliance and ethics programs that meet government expectations; handle pre- and post-acquisition due diligence and compliance program integration in M&A transactions and for private equity portfolio companies; and address third-party / supply chain responsible sourcing issues.
Stephen has worked with clients across various industries, including retail, food and beverage, financial services, oil and gas, logistics / shipping / transportation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, financial services, insurance, construction, manufacturing, telecommunications and private equity.
He has worked with clients in more than 40 countries, including Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region, China, Brazil, Peru, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Philippines, Mexico, Madagascar, Kuwait, Switzerland, Canada, South Africa, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.
Stephen has significant government, corporate and private practice experience. He began his career as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Missouri, and subsequently served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. He later worked in-house in various roles as legal counsel and as lead compliance officer for several major corporations (WorldCom, Qwest and Adelphia), handling significant governmental and internal investigations, litigation and compliance matters, including designing and implementing broad-based compliance programs under scrutiny of governmental regulators. Stephen was also integral in the creation and development of a corporate compliance consulting practice at an Am Law 50 law firm, served as general counsel and chief compliance officer of a compliance training and consulting company and helped establish the Ethisphere Institute, serving as Ethisphere Magazine’s first Editor-in-Chief. Prior to joining StoneTurn, Stephen was a Partner in the White Collar Defense practice at Arnold & Porter LLP.
Mr. Martin also served for five years as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (a department ranked as the top 10 in the world by the Wall Street Journal for teaching ethics and in the top 20 in the Aspen Institute’s Beyond the Grey Pinstripes survey for integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research) focusing on ethics / compliance, corporate governance, values-based leadership and corporate sustainability / social responsibility. Mr. Martin helped co-create and served as the initial Executive Director of the Institute for Enterprise Ethics at the Daniels College of Business.
Stephen is a member of Colorado State Bar, District of Columbia Bar and Missouri State Bar. He was recognized in the 2017 Legal 500 U.S. for Corporation Investigations and White Collar Defense.
The Importance of Proactive Compliance Efforts
Stephen Martin, a Partner with StoneTurn in Denver, explains how a proactive approach to corporate compliance can yield increased productivity and profitability.