Martin Tully


Co-Chair, Data Law Practice Group
Akerman LLP
Martin T. Tully is a litigation partner with the Chicago office of Akerman LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Data Law Practice. He is a veteran trial lawyer with national experience representing companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation concerning a broad array of fields and industries. Empowered by his litigation practice, Mr. Tully is nationally recognized for his knowledge and experience in the fields of electronic discovery, information governance, and data security/data privacy.

He was previously a partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he chaired the E-Discovery & Information Governance Practice, and prior he was a litigation partner with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

He advances thought-leadership in Data Law through his active participation in the Sedona Conference Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production (WG-1), the Sedona Conference Working Group on Data Security and Privacy Liability (WG-11), the 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Committee, the ABA Section of Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Committee, and as a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He has also written and presented extensively on the subjects of e-discovery, information governance, cybersecurity, and legal technology. Supplementing his professional practice, Mr. Tully is serving his second term as mayor of the Village of Downers Grove, Illinois.

Mr. Tully graduated from the DePaul University College of Law.