Clients appreciate Matthew’s ability to tackle and simplify complex commercial litigation.
Matthew is a litigator practicing primarily in the financial services and transportation industries, prosecuting and defending cases involving issues of professional liability, lender liability, business torts, and contract and lease disputes. Matthew represents clients in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, and before administrative agencies.
When it comes to resolving litigation, Matthew’s clients depend on his ability to quickly identify key issues. His current experience, along with his prior 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 Matthew with an appreciation of how judges and other tribunals make decisions.
For several years following the 2008 financial crisis, 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.
Matthew has litigated on behalf of a Class I rail carrier in significant litigation before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and in federal courts on matters involving federal preemption, demurrage charges, and interchange disputes.
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, which was affirmed on appeal.
Matthew defended and successfully resolved a lawsuit against a financial institution involving complicated lender liability and real estate title matters.
In bankruptcy court, Matthew has served as litigation counsel in a variety of contested matters and adversary proceedings, including litigation over the treatment of claims, the automatic stay, and non-dischargeability.
Matthew also represented a tenant in enforcement of a covenant not to compete in a ground lease, a municipality regarding underground conduit lease rates, and several corporate entities in a variety of contract, lease, and licensing disputes.
Selected for inclusion for Washington, DC Super Lawyers® Rising Stars - Business Litigation
Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
Association of Transportation Law Professionals (ATLP)
Walter Chandler Inn of Court
Supreme Court Historical Society
Practices & Industries
- District of Columbia
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. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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