Martha Ferson represents clients at the trial and appellate levels in high-stakes litigation matters and provides strategic counseling to companies regarding regulatory investigations and compliance. She has experience advocating for clients in connection with a broad range of matters, including complex commercial and securities litigation and government investigations.

Ms. Ferson also maintains an active pro bono practice. Through her pro bono representations, she has advocated for fair housing, the civil rights of pretrial detainees and asylum.

Ms. Ferson first joined WilmerHale as a summer associate and worked as an associate at the firm from 2016 to 2019. She clerked for Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2019 to 2020 before rejoining WilmerHale in 2021.

At Yale Law School, Ms. Ferson was a member of the Legislative Advocacy Clinic at the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. While there, she worked with a civil rights organization to develop legislative and litigation strategies to expand housing opportunities in Connecticut.

Prior to law school, she served as an intern for the Honorable Robert L. Brown of the Arkansas Supreme Court, at the Appellate Division of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and for a US Senator.


  • Education

    • JD, Yale Law School, 2016

      Senior Editor, Yale Journal of International Law

    • BA, Economics and Political Science, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2011

      summa cum laude

      Salutatorian, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Victor Marrero, US District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2019 - 2020