Stephanie Martz

Stephanie Martz
Stephanie Martz
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
National Retail Federation
Stephanie Martz is the chief administrative officer and general counsel of the National Retail Federation, where her responsibilities include managing the organization’s in-house counsel department as well as NRF’s policy positions on a variety of issues such as payments and intellectual property. Martz came to NRF in 2017 from Monument Policy Group, a boutique Washington, D.C., lobbying firm where she represented a wide variety of technology clients in Silicon Valley and Seattle on issues ranging from data privacy and national security to competition. She also served as a special assistant to the president and senior counsel in the Office of White House Counsel. In the White House, Martz was the senior lawyer in charge of ethics and compliance.

On Capitol Hill, Martz served as chief counsel to now-Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.). In that role, she led policy reform efforts on immigration, national security issues, intellectual property, cybersecurity, civil and criminal justice, and managed Supreme Court and other judicial nominations. She also gained years of experience building coalitions and developing legal policy through her work as a senior director for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and litigation counsel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Litigation Center.

Martz graduated from Georgetown University in 1991 and Stanford Law School in 1997; in between college and law school, she worked as a reporter for The New York Times and the Charleston (W.V.) Gazette. She clerked for Hon. James Robertson, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and Hon. Patricia M. Wald, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. After clerking, Martz practiced trial and appellate litigation with the Washington, D.C., firm of Miller, Cassidy, Larroca, and Lewin, and with the Washington office of Mayer Brown.

Speaking in:

Tuesday
February 15
11:30 am12:15 pm

In this opening keynote session, Walmart's EVP of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Rachel Brand sits down for a lively fireside chat with the National Retail Federation's Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stephanie Martz. The conversation will tap into the wealth of knowledge from Rachel's professional history in the government, private practice,… Read more

Wednesday
February 16
11:30 am12:15 pm
In this session, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte A. Burrows will share the federal commission’s priorities for 2022 and beyond. In a timely fireside chat with NRF Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel Stephanie Martz, Burrows will discuss important aspects of the EEOC’s work, opportunities to respond to calls for diversity, inclusion, equity and… Read more