Candace YamanishiMartinez


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Candace Martinez represents clients in complex civil litigation matters and arbitrations. She has experience in numerous aspects of litigation and arbitration, including fact investigation, discovery, and motion practice.

Candace maintains an active pro bono practice that incudes representing individuals seeking asylum in the United States through the Firm's Border Project.

Prior to attending law school, Candace worked as a political compliance analyst in Washington, D.C. and as a municipal law analyst in Ontario, California. In law school, Candace was a research assistant for the UCLA Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy and served externships at the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Federal Public Defender's Office.


  • Venezuelan victim of political persecution wins asylumJones Day obtained a grant of asylum on behalf of Client S, a Venezuelan woman persecuted for her political opposition to the dictatorial regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.