Matthew C. Hoffman
1001 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77002
Matt is a commercial litigator who has represented and advised clients in numerous commercial disputes in federal and state court and in private arbitration. He has litigated a range of commercial cases, including contract disputes, energy litigation, construction disputes, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, and securities litigation.
Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, Matt served as a law clerk to Judge David Hittner in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
- University of Houston Law Center, J.D. cum laude, 2012 (Editor in Chief, Houston Law Review; Distinguished Service Award; Order of the Barons; Order of the Scribes)
- The University of Texas, B.A., Government and History, 2007
- Judicial clerk to The Honorable David Hittner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, 2012–2014
- The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” 2021
- Director: Houston Law Review Board of Directors
- Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
- Associate Editor of The Advocate, the State Bar of Texas’s Quarterly Litigation Publication
- Past Co-Chair of Houston Bar Association’s Judicial Polls Committee
- Member: Houston Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- Rankings & AwardsAugust 20, 2020
- Deals & CasesJune 29, 2020
- “Notable Issues in Federal Summary Judgment Practice,” The Advocate: State Bar of Texas Litigation Publication, Summer 2014 (co-author with the Honorable David Hittner)
- “Summary Judgment Practice in Federal and State Court,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Summer 2014 (presenter)
- “Unraveling the Jurisdictional Citizenship of Master Limited Partnerships,” 4 HLRe 127, Spring 2014
- “An Introduction to Federal Court Procedure,” Attorney Admissions Workshop, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, November 2013 (presenter)
- “LAW REVIEW: the First Fifty Years of Hous. L. Rev.” Book published by the Houston Law Review (2014) and printed in Volume 50, Issues 1–5 of the Houston Law Review (2013)
- “Fast’s Four Factors: A Solution to Similarly Situated Discovery Disputes in FLSA Collective Actions,” 49 Hous. L. Rev. 491 (2012) (cited in: Elliott v. Schlumberger Tech. Corp., 2015 WL 13740759 (D.N.D. June 15, 2015); Winkler v. Sunbelt Rentals, Inc., 2014 WL 12596498 (N.D. Tex. July 10, 2014); Rivera v. UBM Enter., Inc., 2014 WL 462586 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 5, 2014)).