Clients appreciate Matthew’s ability to tackle and simplify complex commercial litigation.


Matthew is a litigator representing clients primarily in the financial services sector, handling matters involving professional liability issues, contracts and leases, and other commercial disputes. He represents clients in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court, and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Matthew’s clients depend on his ability to quickly identify key issues when it comes to resolving litigation. His clerkship with the Honorable Stephanie Duncan-Peters of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and externship with the Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit provide him with an appreciation for how judges and other tribunals make decisions, allowing him to advise his clients accordingly.


Matthew represented a regulator in several professional liability investigations and lawsuits arising out of major bank failures (involving directors, officers, and other retained professionals) resulting in settlements totaling nearly $40 million.

Before the trial court and on appeal, Matthew defended a CEO against tort claims seeking to impose personal liability for corporate obligations, resulting in a summary judgment ruling in his client’s favor that was affirmed on appeal.

Matthew successfully represented a rail carrier in significant litigation before the Surface Transportation Board.

In bankruptcy court, Matthew has litigated contested matters and adversary proceedings, including representing companies in stay-related matters and a debtor in a non-dischargeability proceeding.

Matthew has represented a tenant in enforcement of a covenant not to compete in a ground lease, a municipality regarding underground conduit lease rates, and several companies in a variety of contract, lease, and licensing disputes.

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Selected for inclusion for Washington, DC Super Lawyers® Rising Stars - Business Litigation

Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Counsellors 

Walter Chandler Inn of Court 

Supreme Court Historical Society 


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
    U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
    U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    U.S. Supreme Court


University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

  • Moot Court Board

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.B.A., Management, magna cum laude, 2003

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