Martin V. Sinclair, Jr.


Martin Sinclair is an associate in Skadden’s Litigation Group. He has extensive experience representing public and private companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, including securities and ERISA class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. His experience includes representing clients in federal, state and arbitral tribunals and in all phases of litigation, at both the trial and the appellate levels. In addition, Mr. Sinclair has experience defending civil investigations and conducting internal investigations in anti-corruption, fraud, securities and related matters.

Mr. Sinclair’s experience includes representing Baxter International Inc. and certain of its officers and directors in a series of securities class actions and shareholder derivative suits; CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in litigation relating to its $4.7 billion acquisition of Terra Industries, Inc.; and GigaMedia Limited in connection with the sale of assets in the People’s Republic of China and related litigation in multiple national jurisdictions.

As a part of his practice, Mr. Sinclair is devoted to pro bono work. He has represented individual criminal defendants on direct appeal; secured permanent resident status for a juvenile refugee; and represented a major nonprofit community organization in litigation and mediation in connection with a dispute valued at more than $1 million.

Mr. Sinclair serves as a commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism and is a member of the Landmarks Illinois Board of Directors and the LAF Young Professionals Board. In addition, Mr. Sinclair taught appellate advocacy at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law.



  • J.D., Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 2005
  • B.A., University of Illinois, 2001


  • Illinois


  • Law Clerk, Hon. William J. Bauer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2005-2006)

Martin V. Sinclair, Jr.