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Martin S. Hyman

Martin S. Hyman


711 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property/Technology | International Business Practice | Litigation/Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr. Hyman is a general commercial litigator who, for more than 40 years, has represented private and public companies, athletes, physicians, authors, entertainers and artists, in a wide range of cases from inception through trial and appeal. He counsels clients in a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, sports and entertainment, banking and other financial services, retailing, insurance, food, chemicals, health care, fashion, luxury goods, cosmetics, publishing and trade associations.

Representative Engagements

  • Successfully defended a contempt of court motion filed against a non-party foreign national in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
  • Successfully represented clients in shareholder disputes.
  • Represented a nationally-recognized news anchor against a major news network, resulting in one of the largest reported settlements in a single-plaintiff sexual harassment case.
  • Represented a nationally-recognized news reporter and program host in a gender and disability discrimination and retaliation suit against a major news network, resulting in a settlement.
  • Represented a major financial services company in obtaining dismissal of an antitrust complaint filed by a foreign corporation in federal court in Virginia
  • Represented various companies in connection with internal investigations into allegations of discrimination.
  • Obtained dismissals of claims against a major credit card licensor in lawsuits arising from highly publicized data breaches.
  • Represented major food companies in obtaining settlements and dismissals of putative consumer class actions.
  • Represented a national food company in obtaining a jury verdict of non-liability in a Title VII case filed in federal court in Florida.
  • Represented a major food manufacturer in a dismissal of a nine-count counterclaim in a contract and trademark infringement action filed in federal court in Virginia.
  • Represented an international consumer electronics company in a summary judgment in a breach of contract/warranty action filed in state court in Ohio.
  • Represented a Hall of Fame baseball player in an infringement action filed in federal court in New York, which resulted in a preliminary injunction in the client’s favor.
  • Represented an international consumer electronics company in obtaining reversal of a multi-million dollar jury verdict and subsequent dismissal of all claims in a contract and tort action filed in state court in California (unanimously affirmed on appeal).
  • Obtained a permanent injunction after trial against an international soccer organization in a case filed in federal court in New York (case subsequently settled).
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing all tort and contract claims in an action filed in federal court in Minnesota (unanimously affirmed on appeal).
  • Obtained a multi-million dollar partial summary judgment for a sports licensing agent in an action against a professional athletes association in state court in New York (unanimously affirmed on appeal; remainder of case settled).
  • Represented an international dental products manufacturer in federal court in New York in obtaining the dismissal of a proceeding to compel arbitration.


  • “Arbitration of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Claims”, November 14, 2016, New York Law Journal


  • Quoted in Vanity Fair Hive – “You Will Lose Everything: Inside the Media’s #MeToo Blacklist,” April 16, 2019 
  • “Sexual Harassment in the #MeToo Era,” All in Together conference – Atlantic City, September 2018
  • Panelist, “Courageous Plaintiffs,” National Employment Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, June 2017
  • Speaker/panelist at numerous CLE and Bar Association programs dealing with depositions, expert discovery, customs regulation, sports licensing and the role of the media in high profile cases

Professional Activities

  • New York State Bar Association (4-term member of House of Delegates)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Pro Bono Panel, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York


  • Named among New York Super Lawyers since 2008.

Education & Honors

  • New York Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Editor in Chief, New York Law School Law Review
  • New York University, B.A., magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Prior Work Experience

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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