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Julia Martin, Esquire

Director of Policy and Government Affairs

Julia Martin works to keep client updated on federal legislative and regulatory activities and assists them in developing legislative and policy goals that allow them to more effectively implement federal education programs.  To provide this assistance, Ms. Martin monitors federal education and workforce training legislation and regulator changes in Congress and among the federal agencies.  Ms. Martin regularly presents as a keynote speaker at national conferences and writes a weekly federal update that keeps clients informed on issues and updates potentially affecting education programs. In addition to staying in contact with members of Congress and officials at the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services, Ms. Martin also maintains contacts among the various education groups in the Washington D.C. advocacy community.

Julia Martin joined the Firm in January of 2011 as its Legislative Director and was promoted to Director of Policy and Government Affairs in 2023.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Martin served as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Gregorio Sablan, whom she staffed on issues related to his membership on the Committee on Education and Labor, including education, child nutrition, labor, and health.  Ms. Martin also worked as an Education Policy Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, where she assisted on various education and civil rights issues as well as major legislation like the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.


Ms. Martin graduated from Georgetown

University in 2005 and received her J.D. from the George Washington University

Law School in 2008.  She is admitted to practice law in the District of

Columbia.

Areas of Practice:


  • Legislative Services
  • ESSA / ESEA
  • School Nutrition Programs
  • Stimulus Funding

Bar and Court Admissions:


  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • Maryland, 2008 (inactive)

Education:


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., J.D.
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. B.A.
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Magna cum Laude

Professional Experience:


  • United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Legislative Assistant, Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, 2009 – 2011

  • United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Professional Staff/Education Policy Advisor, Committee on Education and

Labor, 2008 – 2009