Martin Domb



Martin Domb

Firm: Akerman LLP
Address:335 Madison Avenue, Suite 2600
New York City, New York 10017-4636
United States of America
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Martin Domb has had extensive experience in a broad range of industries and practice areas and in all phases of commercial and corporate litigation in federal and state courts and in alternative dispute resolution. He has been the lead lawyer in jury and bench trials and in appeals in federal and state courts. He has served as attorney, arbitrator, and mediator before FINRA (and its predecessors, NASD and the New York Stock Exchange), and as court-appointed mediator for the federal court in New York.


Languages: Spanish


Areas of Practice


  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Insurance
  • International Law
  • Litigation


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

� Maritime law, ferry user fees. Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Co. v. Bridgeport Port Authority, 335 F.Supp.2d 275 (D. Conn. 2004) (representation of ferry company and passengers in action challenging legality of user fee imposed by port authority).
� Bank fraud, forum non conveniens. First Union National Bank v. Paribas, 135 F.Supp.2d 443 (S.D.N.Y. 2001), aff�d, 2002 WL 31267985 (2d Cir. 2002) (defended banks in claims by another bank arising from international bank fraud; claims dismissed under doctrine of forum non conveniens; affirmed on appeal).
� Arbitration. Conagra Foods, Inc. v. Caisse Regionale De Credit Agricole Mutel Du Nord, 2002 WL 538849 (S.D.N.Y. 2002) (defended foreign bank in dispute arising from international commodity shipment; action dismissed in favor of arbitration).
� Maritime law, class action. Petitt v. Celebrity Cruises, Inc., 153 F.Supp.2d 240 (S.D.N.Y. 2001) (defended cruise line in proposed class action by passengers alleging respiratory illnesses; action dismissed by summary judgment).
� Bank fraud, trade finance. Thiagarajar Mills, Ltd. v. Thornton, 242 F.3d 710 (6th Cir. 2001), aff�g 47 F.Supp.2d 918 (W.D. Tenn. 1999) (defended bank on RICO and fraud claims arising from fraudulent cotton shipments as to which bank provided trade finance services; action dismissed by summary judgment; affirmed on appeal).
� Lender liability, RICO. China Trust Bank of New York v. Standard Chartered Bank, 981 F.Supp. 282 (S.D.N.Y. 1997), and China Trust Bank of New York v. Standard Chartered Bank, 1998 WL 574391 (S.D.N.Y. 1998) (successfully defended claims of lender liability and RICO by one bank against another arising from allegedly false customer reference).
� Corporate control, preliminary injunction, trademark. Freedberg v. Landman, 930 F.Supp. 851 (E.D.N.Y. 1996), aff�d, 112 F.3d 503 (2d Cir. 1996) (defended 50% owners of furniture business in action by other owners claiming breach of contract an

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    American Bar Association, Member
    FINRA, Arbitrator and Mediator
    New York State Bar Association, Member
    U.S. District Court, S.D.N.Y., Mediator

NASD Regulation, Inc. - Arbitrator and Mediator
New York Stock Exchange - Arbitrator

Professional Activities and Experience

Hill, Betts & Nash LLP
Dewey Ballantine LLP

Bar Admission

1979, New York

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York



1978: J.D., Cornell Law School, Cum Laude
1975: B.A., Princeton University, Cum Laude