Martin S. Himeles Jr., managing partner of Zuckerman Spaeder’s Baltimore office, has more than 35 years of experience addressing complex legal problems through rigorous analysis, sound litigation judgment, and effective advocacy.
Marty’s courtroom record includes trials of a broad range of civil and criminal matters, as a private practitioner representing corporations and individuals and as a federal prosecutor.
Marty’s practice encompasses a diverse mix of litigation of commercial origin. He has represented businesses and individuals in criminal investigations and at trial and has won acquittals in federal criminal trials on behalf of clients charged with offenses such as fraudulently misrepresenting product test results to obtain government approval; wire and mail fraud; and federal campaign contribution offenses. He has led independent investigations for committees of the boards of directors of public companies that have faced grand jury investigations and other allegations of wrongdoing. He has represented health care providers in government and internal investigations of alleged fraud and abuse. And he has represented a range of business entities, professionals, and other individuals in complex civil litigation and has won cases as both plaintiff and defendant. Marty’s successes in appellate matters have given rise to often-cited decisions.
Before joining Zuckerman Spaeder in 1990, Marty was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Baltimore, where he specialized in white collar matters. He headed the investigation of Dutch, German, and American businessmen which led to charges of selling a mustard gas precursor to Iraq, and he represented the government in coram nobis proceedings brought by former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel after the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in McNally v. United States. Marty also served as a law clerk for the Hon. Francis D. Murnaghan Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Marty is co-chair of the Health Care Fraud Substantive Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) White Collar Crime Committee, and of the Equal Justice Council of Maryland Legal Aid, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Francis D. Murnaghan Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship. He is a past president of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and has spoken and written about the federal criminal justice system, about health care fraud and abuse, and about other legal matters. He serves on the Board of Governors of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and has held leadership positions with the Baltimore Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and other organizations focused on Jewish concerns.