BOSTON, July 8 -- Matthew A. Martel has joined the Boston Office of global law firm Jones Day as a partner in the Financial Institutions Litigation & Regulation (FILR) Practice. He was formerly a partner in McDermott Will & Emery LLP's Boston office.

"Matt's broad experience defending investment and commercial banks in securities and class action suits is an important addition to the already formidable array of resources that we can deploy worldwide for our financial institution clients," said Jay Tambe, co-head of Jones Day's FILR Practice.

"As we continue to expand our litigation and transactional services to Boston's banking industry, adding a terrific lawyer like Matt Martel is a significant step," said Traci Lovitt, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Boston Office. "We're very pleased he's chosen to join us."

Mr. Martel's practice has focused on representing financial institutions, including investment and commercial banks, corporate trustees, investment advisers, broker-dealers, hedge funds and other private equity funds, in securities litigation, litigation arising from mergers and acquisitions, and government and self regulatory organization investigations and enforcement actions. He also has substantial experience litigating before bankruptcy courts.

A graduate of the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America (J.D., magna cum laude) and College of the Holy Cross (B.A.), Mr. Martel has been named a Massachusetts Rising Star in the areas of general litigation and securities litigation by Super Lawyers magazine.

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.