COLUMBUS, OH—Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Traci Martinez will become the next managing partner of the firm’s Columbus office, effective January 1, 2021. She will succeed Alex Shumate who led the office for 30 years. He will assume the role of Ohio Strategic Relationship Partner focusing more exclusively on the business regulatory practice, major client relationships, and extensive civic activities across Ohio and nationally. Ms. Martinez’s appointment goes into effect upon the completion of her current term on the firm’s Global Board this year.
Ms. Martinez is an experienced civil litigation and labor and employment lawyer advising public and private sector clients across various industries. She regularly counsels boards of directors and C-suites on complex employment issues, including advising CEOs, COOs, and CFOs. Ms. Martinez devotes a significant part of her practice to trial work.