Matthew is a former federal prosecutor and law professor who clerked for two federal judges and handled high-profile cases at Skadden Arps.
He was named Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer magazine in 2013, and last year, he won an appeal defending a non-profit against allegations of health care fraud in excess of $100 million. He was recently featured in the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles newsletter.
Matthew started his career working with legend-of-the-bar Plato Cacheris in Washington, D.C. He has tried a dozen federal cases to verdict and handled dozens of federal appeals. He has prevailed in complex civil matters and criminal cases alike.
When not practicing law, Matthew ocean-swims, sings, and plays guitar, all with great enthusiasm and mediocrity. He lives in South Pasadena with his wife, Jenny, a leading college admissions consultant, and their two daughters.
- California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year, 2013
- Secured dismissal of $600 million fraud claim against health care provider, and prevailed on appeal before the Ninth Circuit.
- Lead member of the team that successfully defended William J. Ruehle in federal criminal trial on securities fraud charges. Argued interlocutory appeal, handled all legal arguments during 6-week trial, and wrote briefs that led to dismissal of all charges.
- Won pre-trial dismissal of $100 million government fraud case against health care provider.
- Lead counsel before United States Supreme Court in multiple certiorari proceedings.
- Counsel for publicly traded, Los-Angeles-based company in federal securities action.
- Represents prominent entertainment management company in business disputes.
- Convinced federal government to close health care fraud investigations of several prominent non-profit organizations.
- Counsel for entertainment CEO charged with securities fraud.
- Lead counsel for CEO of New-York-based company charged with wire and mail fraud.
- Advises prominent hotel chain in criminal and civil matters.
- Represents doctors and companies in federal and state investigations of health care fraud.
- Former Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles – Organized Crime and Terrorism Section.
- Adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law and Loyola Law School.
- "Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act: The Good and The Bad," Thomson Reuters News & Insight, 2012
- “The Government’s Burgeoning Brady” Problem, Law360.com, 2012
- “The Jencks Joke,” Law360.com, 2012
- Confusing Pursuits: Sacramento v. Lewis and the Future of Substantive Due Process in the Executive Setting, 41 Santa Clara Law Review 437 (2001)
After the California Attorney General touted criminal allegations against a nursing home and its director of nursing, the firm convinced a judge to dismiss all charges on the eve of trial. The rare, pre-trial dismissal was based on the prosecution’s