Martha Ferson focuses her practice on complex litigation matters and government and internal investigations. Ms. Ferson first joined WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2015 and worked as an associate at the firm from 2016 to 2019. From November 2019 through October 2020, Ms. Ferson clerked for Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

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 address residential segregation.

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