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Clara Martin

Clara Martin

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Telephone: (323) 965-0060
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Clara Martin has served as a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law since 2004, teaching a course she developed titled “Contract Drafting and Negotiation.” She is the author of a treatise for the California Continuing Education of the Bar titled “Internet Law and Practice in California,” winner of the Association for Continuing Legal Education’s Award for Professional Excellence in the Best Publication category.

Martin is also a lawyer in private practice, focusing on corporate and technology transactions. She helps companies, large and small, grow in an intelligent way, with an eye towards maximizing their value and facilitating their exit strategy. She is a recognized expert in technology and Internet law, working with both vendors and customers in complex technology transactions, software licenses, software development agreements, hardware and maintenance contracts, internet and e-commerce matters, licensing, and technology transfer and commercialization. Her practice includes working with producers and distributors of digital content and her clients comprise some of the largest and most prominent organizations in the State, including universities, hospitals, newspapers, and school districts.

Martin was formerly a founder and partner of Cadence Law Group, a partner in the Los Angeles office of Shaw Pittman LLP and a founding partner in the Los Angeles firm of Klein & Martin LLP, which merged with Shaw Pittman in 2001. She was formerly in house counsel with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions activity at Honeywell (formerly known as AlliedSignal).

Martin has received the AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell® (highest rating an attorney can receive for legal quality and ethics).


March 13, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr was quoted about the need for legal restraint when deciding cases involving cyberspace. "Criminal law is a blunt instrument that should be used only as a last resort," said Kerr. "The state's power to deny individuals their freedom is an extraordinary power, and it should be reserved for harms that other mechanisms cannot remedy."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.