Matthew Umhofer was profiled recently in the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles newsletter. Click here to read the profile.
Successfully represented a high school senior and student-athlete at a prominent private school in California against allegations of sexual assault by a fellow student. Text messages between the students established that the allegations were false and the student-athlete was reinstated
In United States v. Gillis, the Firm represented the lead defendant, Joel Gillis, who was charged with operating one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Southern California history. After receiving nearly $300 million in investor proceeds through his company, Nationwide
Litigated a national issue of first impression involving the scope of the FBI’s ability to conduct a border search through the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement. After multiple rounds of briefing and several evidentiary hearings, the firm obtained a ruling suppressing
Successfully defended university student against allegations of sexual misconduct. After our client was suspended by the university, the firm filed a Writ of Mandamus in state court against the university, ultimately resulting in our client’s receipt of his degree and
Obtained dismissal of all claims by former girlfriend of prominent media mogul against household staff members, seeking $70 million in damages.
Secured a substantial settlement against an on-demand house cleaning service company in a case in which the company initially denied any responsibility, arguing that the injury to our client was inflicted by an independent contractor.
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
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act lawsuit against Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest. The court of appeals adopted the firm’s arguments completely, concluding that
On Monday, May 18, 2015, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari in Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood (Case No. 14-1080), a False Claims Act case involving allegations of Medicaid overbilling and potential damages exceeding $600 million. The allegations were deemed