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Matt is a senior associate in the Trial and Global Disputes group in the New York office.  Matt specializes in high-stakes products liability litigation, devising case strategy and handling all stages of the most complex matters from initial filing, to trial, to appeal. Matt's appellate background gives him the unique perspective to advise not just on the best strategy to win the critical motion or win the trial, but also to ensure the case is properly set up to win the appeal.  Matt was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2020.

Matt has argued numerous motions and appeals in state and federal courts across the country, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, Daubert motions, motions in limine, directed verdict motions, and jury instructions. He has been a part of multiple trial teams in cases that have gone to verdict, and he has second chaired two arguments before the United States Supreme Court.

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Credentials

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., Columbia University

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Law Clerk, Jan E. Dubois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Matters

Johnson & Johnson Talc Litigation. Matt was part of the trial team in Hayes v. Johnson & Johnson that recently secured a full defense verdict in Johnson & Johnson's favor. The jury reached its verdict in under 30 minutes. In that trial, Matt argued the motion for summary judgment, a Daubert motion leading to the exclusion of expert testimony, jury instructions, and the directed verdict motion.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court representing two officers in a Fourth Amendment case.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court, representing an individual on an issue involving federal question jurisdiction.

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Matters

Johnson & Johnson Talc Litigation. Matt was part of the trial team in Hayes v. Johnson & Johnson that recently secured a full defense verdict in Johnson & Johnson's favor. The jury reached its verdict in under 30 minutes. In that trial, Matt argued the motion for summary judgment, a Daubert motion leading to the exclusion of expert testimony, jury instructions, and the directed verdict motion.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court representing two officers in a Fourth Amendment case.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court, representing an individual on an issue involving federal question jurisdiction.

Represented a technology company in a patent infringement case involving circuits in hard disk drives.

Defended a major technology company, defeating a class certification motion attempting to certify a class of 8,600 female IT employees and engineers who claimed discrimination in pay and promotion and sought over $230 million in damages.

Represented former high-ranking executive branch officials in an amicus brief supporting the challengers to the travel ban.

Represented an individual on appeal in an excessive force and false arrest § 1983 case.

Represented an individual in a criminal appeal from his assault conviction.

Matters

Johnson & Johnson Talc Litigation. Matt was part of the trial team in Hayes v. Johnson & Johnson that recently secured a full defense verdict in Johnson & Johnson's favor. The jury reached its verdict in under 30 minutes. In that trial, Matt argued the motion for summary judgment, a Daubert motion leading to the exclusion of expert testimony, jury instructions, and the directed verdict motion.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court representing two officers in a Fourth Amendment case.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court, representing an individual on an issue involving federal question jurisdiction.

See more
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Close

Matters

Johnson & Johnson Talc Litigation. Matt was part of the trial team in Hayes v. Johnson & Johnson that recently secured a full defense verdict in Johnson & Johnson's favor. The jury reached its verdict in under 30 minutes. In that trial, Matt argued the motion for summary judgment, a Daubert motion leading to the exclusion of expert testimony, jury instructions, and the directed verdict motion.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court representing two officers in a Fourth Amendment case.

Achieved a unanimous victory at the Supreme Court, representing an individual on an issue involving federal question jurisdiction.

Represented a technology company in a patent infringement case involving circuits in hard disk drives.

Defended a major technology company, defeating a class certification motion attempting to certify a class of 8,600 female IT employees and engineers who claimed discrimination in pay and promotion and sought over $230 million in damages.

Represented former high-ranking executive branch officials in an amicus brief supporting the challengers to the travel ban.

Represented an individual on appeal in an excessive force and false arrest § 1983 case.

Represented an individual in a criminal appeal from his assault conviction.

Credentials

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., Columbia University

New York

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Law Clerk, Chester J. Straub, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Law Clerk, Jan E. Dubois, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania