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,, 2012
  • “The Jencks Joke,”, 2012
  • Confusing Pursuits: Sacramento v. Lewis and the Future of Substantive Due Process in the Executive Setting, 41 Santa Clara Law Review 437 (2001)

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