A former federal prosecutor in the Northern District of California with more than 20 years of experience, Matt is widely recognized as a leading trial lawyer. He has particular experience in government investigations and complex commercial litigation.
Matt has a national and international practice
representing companies and executives in high stakes matters involving
antitrust, trade secrets, health care, and commercial disputes including IP
litigation and consumer class actions. Matt is a seasoned trial lawyer who has
tried more than a dozen criminal and civil cases to verdict. As a federal
prosecutor in San Francisco, Matt prosecuted many high profile cases involving
securities, health care and energy. As a defense attorney, Matt has gained a
track record of persuading prosecutors to limit or abandon cases before charges
are filed, or fighting hard for his clients where no appropriate resolution can
be found. Matt is particularly experienced in “bet-the-company” and high
profile matters. He has extensive experience dealing with the press, first as
an award winning journalist in Louisiana, and later as the federal prosecutor
responsible for handling all media inquiries on behalf of U.S. Attorney (and former FBI Director) Robert S. Mueller III. As a prosecutor, Matt was the recipient of
the Justice Department’s Director’s Award and the FBI’s Director’s Award.
Matt is co-head of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar
Criminal Defense Practice Group, and is the founding partner and head of the
firm’s San Francisco office.