Matthew is a former federal prosecutor and law professor who clerked for two federal judges and handled high-profile cases at Skadden Arps before founding the Firm in 2013.
In 2018, Matthew won a trial on behalf of a whistleblowerwho was fired after exposing corruption in a local school district–the jury awarded over $3 million in damages to the whistleblower plaintiffs, and the judge awarded over $5 million in attorneys’ fees. He was named Attorney of the Yearby California Lawyer magazine in 2012 after defeating a False Claims Act case that sought over $600 million in damages. He recently prevailed in a federal appeal defending a non-profit against allegations of health care fraud in excess of $100 million. Matthew has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for several years running. In 2017, he was 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 over a dozen cases to verdict and handled dozens of 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, an amazing 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.