Jay G. Martin is counsel in the Litigation Department and the Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement Practice Group. Formerly the Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at global oilfield services providers Baker Hughes and Baker Hughes, a GE company, Jay has over four decades of experience and is regarded as a leading voice on compliance and enforcement matters.
Prior to joining Willkie in 2019, Jay served for 15 years as the CCO at Baker Hughes, where he was responsible for leading and directing the company’s comprehensive global compliance program, which included identifying and abating policy compliance and legal and regulatory risks. Prior to joining Baker Hughes, Jay was a partner at various law firms including Winstead Sechrest & Minick, Phelps Dunbar, and Andrews Kurth, and was Assistant General Counsel of Mobil Oil Corporation’s Worldwide Exploration and Production Division in Fairfax, Virginia. Jay also served as General Counsel of Mobil Natural Gas, Inc. in Houston, Texas.
Jay is a frequent speaker on compliance topics at national industry conferences. He has been a featured speaker at more than 90 industry and legal seminars and has also written 78 articles on various regulatory and compliance subjects.
Jay is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a past Trustee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association and Houston Bar Association.