Ralph C. Martin II is a member of Prince Lobel’s Business Litigation, White Collar Defense, and Internal Investigations practice groups.

Ralph Martin joined Prince Lobel after over 40 years as a trial lawyer, public leader, and business advisor in the private and public sectors. Having also served on the Board of Directors of major institutions in higher education and health care, Mr. Martin helps clients understand the interplay of law, business strategy, public policy and government regulation.

Before joining Prince Lobel, Mr. Martin was a member of Northeastern University’s eight-member senior leadership team. He served as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel where he oversaw the legal, compliance, risk, labor, public safety and policing, and international risk functions of the university. During his 11 years at the university, Northeastern University increased its geographical footprint, opening campuses in major cities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Before joining Northeastern University, Mr. was a partner at Bingham McCutchen, and also served as Office Managing Partner of the Boston office. Mr. Martin also served as Managing Principal of Bingham Consulting, a firm subsidiary business that advised companies facing multi-state attorney general investigations.

Mr. Martin is also the former Suffolk County District Attorney, having served as the elected prosecutor for Boston, Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop from 1992–2002. During his nearly 10 years in office, he was credited with helping to oversee substantial changes in the way law enforcement collaborated with other agencies to make dramatic improvements in crime prevention and prosecution.

He holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University.

He serves on the Board of Boston Children’s Hospital, the nation’s leading clinical and research pediatric teaching hospital and previously served on the Board of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest health insurer in Massachusetts.



  • Northeastern University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Brandeis University, Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Director, BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts (2003-2017); vice chair, Human Resources Committee (2009–2011); member, Audit Committee (2009–2014); chair, Governance Committee (2006–2009); member, Finance & Business Performance Committee (2007–2009, 2011-2017)
  • Trustee, Boston Children’s Hospital (2009–present, 1994–2002); member of Executive Committee; chair of Nominating and Governance Committee; member, Audit Committee
  • Chair, The Partnership (2014-2018, 2001–2004,); director (2014-present, 1999–2005)
  • Chair, Court Management Advisory Board – appointed by Supreme Judicial Court to advise the Justices of the SJC and the Chief Justice for Administration and Management (CJAM) (2010-2013)
  • Advisory Committee to U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy on judicial and federal appointments (2009)
  • Chair, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2006–2008); director and vice chair, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2002–2006)
  • Chair, Judicial Nominating Committee (2003–2005)
  • Supreme Judicial Court’s Visiting Committee on Management in the Courts (2002–2004)
  • ABA Presidential appointee – Special Committee on the Future of ALI-ABA (2004–2005); past chair, Criminal Justice Section Council (1999–2001), and delegate to House of Delegates (1998–2000)
  • Trustee, Northeastern University (2009-2011)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Life Member, Massachusetts Black Lawyers’ Association