Nina Martinez

Nina Martinez

New York, New York
(212) 245-1000
(646) 509-2060
NINA MARTINEZ is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, and a member of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Ms. Martinez served as a Skadden Fellow at the New York Legal Assistance Group where she developed the Employment Mediation Project. Ms. Martinez received her B.A. from the University of Florida in 2010, an M.S. in Elementary Education from Hunter College in 2012, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 2015. During law school, Ms. Martinez worked as a law clerk with the office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Regional Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, and the employment department of the nonprofit organization Make the Road New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Employment Class Action
  • Employee Rights

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2015
    • Honors: Herman Lazarus Prize for the Best Student Paper in Comparative Labor/Employment Law
    • Honors: Inaugural Toll Public Interest Center Management Fellow
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - May, 2010
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: English
  • Hunter College
    • M.S. - May, 2012
    • Major: Elementary Education

Published Works

  • Requesting Accommodations in the Workplace: Working with MS, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, February, 2017
  • Expecting a Baby? Know Your Workplace Rights, Huffington Post, October, 2016
  • How to Clinch that ‘A’ and Not Lose Your Mind, National Law Journal, September, 2015
  • Working Models: An Analysis of Workplace Mediation Programs Available to New York City Complainants, Penn Law Legal Scholarship Repository, May, 2015
  • Think Like a Mediator’ Conflict Resolution Program at Rikers Island,, 2017
  • Overview of Process at the Commission, Practice before the New York City Human Rights Commission, NELA/NY Spring 2018 Conference, 2018


  • Panelist: "Careers in Public Interest", Latinx Law Students Association, 23rd Annual Conference: Poder Latino
  • Panelist: "Understanding the Basic of Representing Federal Pro Se Employment Discrimination Plaintiffs for the Limited Purpose of Settlement", New York City Bar Association, NY CLE
  • Moderator: "Managing Risk and Creating Safe Workplaces", New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Fall Meeting
  • Panelist: "Labor, Employment, and the Latinx Community", 22nd Annual National Latino/a Law Student Association (NLLSA) Conference, Latinx Unidos: Power through Justice
  • Speaker, Trainer: "Mediation Advocacy Best Practices", Eastern District of New York Mediation Advocacy Program
  • Speaker: "Court to Court: Limited Scope Pro Bono Representation of Pro Se Litigants", Federal Judicial Center Video Series
  • Panelist: "Practice before the New York City Human Rights Commission", NELA/NY, Spring 2018 Conference
  • Speaker, Trainer: "Mediation Advocacy Training", Eastern District of New York Mediation Advocacy Program
  • Speaker: "Requesting Accommodations in the Workplace", Can Do Multiple Sclerosis National

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, Young Lawyers Division
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Diversity Fellow, Labor and Employment Section
  • National Employment Lawyers Association’s New York affiliate, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association- Gender Discrimination Committee, Member


  • Spanish
  • English (Primary)