Martha E. Martir


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2012
  • AB (History), Princeton University, 2004


  • Not admitted in New York
  • Massachusetts, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2014
  • Spanish
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Turnaround Atlas Awards: Corporate Turnaround Winner for Linn Energy, Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization (2018)
  • Lawyer Monthly, Women in Law Awards (2018), Insolvency & Restructuring

Martha E. Martir


Martha is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s business restructuring department, where she is involved in teams advising debtors, creditors, equity holders, investors, and other interested parties in the context of domestic and international corporate restructurings and liquidations, both in and out of court, with an emphasis on large chapter 11 cases. Martha has experience representing clients in all phases of bankruptcy litigation, chapter 15 proceedings, fraudulent conveyance litigation, “section 363” asset sales, and contested plans of reorganization.

Martha presently serves as the Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee for the Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section and is a member of United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts Diversity Initiative Task Force. 

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Martha served as an active duty signal officer in the United States Army. Following her service, Martha worked as a paralegal at a law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii.

During law school, Martha was a technical editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. She also worked as a student attorney in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Following her first year of law school, Martha interned for the Honorable Jerome M. Drummond at the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals in Washington D.C.


  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in LINN Energy, LLC, an independent oil and natural gas production company in Chapter 11 in the Southern District of Texas, involving approximately $8.3 billion in debt obligations.
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and its subsidiaries, an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, primarily in the States of West Virginia and Ohio, in its Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  • Represented funds and other entities advised by Bain Capital Credit in post-confirmation litigation over the enforceability of a contingent value rights agreement entered into in connection with the confirmed plan of reorganization of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.
  • Pro bono representation for indigent clients indicted on federal criminal charges.
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