Miguel A. Martínez, Jr.
Areas of Expertise:
Senate Democrats, intellectual property and tax policy
Miguel A. Martínez, Jr., serves as Director of Government Relations & Tax Counsel for the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). A self-described techie, Miguel came to ITI to combine his love for all things tech with his love for tax policy. Here, he works with the Government Relations Team and ITI Member Companies to promote the adoption of tax laws that enable a strong, competitive tech sector and American economy to continue to innovate and improve how we live and work.
Prior to joining ITI in 2013, Miguel served for four years as Tax & Benefits Counsel to Rep. John Lewis, a senior Member of the House Committee on Ways & Means, Ranking Member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight, and Senior Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus. While there, Miguel advised Congressman Lewis on all matters of federal tax policy including, but not limited to, personal, corporate, and partnership tax, qualified retirement plans, and other employee benefit plans.
Before entering public service, Miguel was an associate at the law firm of Paley Rothman where he was a member of the Tax, Employee Benefits, and Commercial Transactions practice groups. In his practice he represented individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations, counseling them on a wide variety of matters from tax planning to mergers and acquisitions to the design of their retirement and employee benefit plans.
Miguel earned his J.D. from American University - Washington College of Law and his B.A. in psychology from Emory University.
Blog Posts by Miguel A. Martínez, Jr.
Congress: Choose Growth over Gridlock in the Lame Duck
Now that Election Day has passed, Congress has returned to the nation’s capital this month for a lame duck session to finish work on a list of must pass items in the short time remaining this year. Much [...]11/18/2014 - ITI Blog
The R&D Tax Credit: It’s Past Time to Make it Permanent
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will consider H.R. 4438, the “American Research and Competitiveness Act,” which would simplify, enhance, and make permanent the research and development (R&D) [...]05/07/2014 - ITI Blog
House Passes The Innovation Act – Next Stop for the Patent Reform Train: The U.S. Senate
The legislative express train that has been patent reform reached top speed in the House of Representatives this afternoon, and its next scheduled stop will be the United States Senate. By a vote of 325-91, [...]12/06/2013 - ITI Blog
Patent Reform Picks Up Dual Momentum in Both Houses of Congress
This week has seen positive developments on patent reform in both the House and Senate, suggesting the potential for even more progress in 2014. On Wednesday, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) [...]11/21/2013 - ITI Blog