Martin R. GlickChief Operating Officer, The Saul Zaentz Company

    Marty Glick is currently Chief Operating Officer of The Saul Zaentz Company. He also recently retired from the law firm of Arnold & Porter after 31 years with that firm and joined the firm of Skaggs & Faucette to complete service to existing clients. Marty has extensive experience in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, focusing on intellectual property. He began his career with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department working in Mississippi and Louisiana on civil and criminal matters including the prosecution of the killers of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia , Mississippi in 1964.  He joined California Rural Legal Assistance in Salinas in 1966 and later was its Executive Director in San Francisco  from 1972-1974. He was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford University from 1974-75, and Director of the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from 1975-79. In 1983-84, he served as Chairman of the State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners.

    Marty is currently listed in Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law. He has been listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2020, and in 2005 was recognized as a “Top 100” Super Lawyer. He received in 2014 the prestigious annual American Bar Association Litigation Section “John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award,” given for career pro bono and public service achievements.

    Marty has also co-authored a book entitled The Soledad Children (2019) which centers on Diana v State Board, the landmark class-action case the co-authors, working for California Rural Legal Assistance, brought attacking and ending use of culturally biased, English-only IQ tests on farmworkers and other Hispanic children as well as the Public Advocates historic case of Larry P v Riles attacking use of the same tests on African-American children. Tens of thousands had been relegated to classes for the “mentally retarded” based on the tests. The book traces the beginnings of CRLA and the legal services program started in 1966 by Lyndon Johnson and Sargent Shriver and documents the changes to justice that it brought and the strategies employed.

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