Matthew Feinberg is an accomplished litigator with over a decade of experience in all aspects of state and federal civil and appellate litigation, in addition to alternative dispute resolution. His advocacy for corporate clients -- from local small businesses to publicly traded companies -- gives him a unique perspective on successful litigation strategies for achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Mr. Feinberg has significant first-chair trial and appellate experience over a wide range of practice areas, including labor and employment, wage and hour disputes, corporate defense litigation, class actions, shareholder direct and derivative litigation, securities fraud defense, government and private sector contracts, commercial transactions, restaurant and hospitality litigation, and appeals. He also represents and counsels clients involved in audits and investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and other federal and state regulators and on matters relating to the False Claims Act.  Moreover, Mr. Feinberg has litigated cases in federal courts on behalf of tribes and tribally-owned entities, including the strategic assertion of sovereign immunity defenses.  He is among a small group of lawyers in the country who have represented a company in a successful appeal of a New York Stock Exchange delisting decision. 
 
In addition to earning favorable verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of clients, he is adept at helping clients avoid litigation through counseling, consultation, and negotiation. Clients in emerging and developing industries, including legal cannabis, benefit from Mr. Feinberg’s ability to navigate complex federal and state laws and regulations, effectively communicate with investors and the public, and manage day-to-day business challenges.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2010
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2008, cum laude, Production Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
  • University of Virginia, B.S.Ed., 2003

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Representative Experience

  • Represents large corporations and small businesses in state and federal courts, arbitration, mediation, and before administrative bodies in labor and employment, appellate, corporate, and general litigation matters
  • Litigates bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Pursuit and defense of both size and status protests before the U.S. Small Business Administration and its Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • Represents and advises clients related to investigations by state Attorneys General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and various Offices of Inspector General, including on False Claims Act and Procurement Integrity Act matters
  • Prepares commercial contracts, teaming agreements and subcontracts, employee and consultant agreements, leases, and corporate start-up documents for large and small business clients
  • Advises companies on employment, business, and risk management practices
  • Advises and consults with restaurants, catering companies, and hotels on a wide-range of legal issues affecting the hospitality and food service industries

General Litigation and Dispute Resolution Experience:

  • Successfully appealed a New York Stock Exchange decision to delist the stock of a client and publicly-traded company from trading on the Exchange, receiving a unanimous decision on all appealed issues
  • Won a judgment for the defense on all claims through a successful plea in bar filed on behalf of a small business client in a Prince William County, Virginia lawsuit wherein a former employee of the company claimed an ownership interest in the company
  • Won summary judgment in favor of a Washington, D.C. landlord which had been sued by former tenants for negligence, fraud, and breach of lease
  • Won a six-figure jury verdict on behalf of a client in a premises liability matter in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Obtained a six-figure settlement through mediation for a Washington, D.C. small business whose property was damaged by repeated water infiltrations

Employment Litigation Experience:

  • Won a total victory on all argued issues in the Court of Appeals of Maryland in a Wage Payment and Collection Law case which established Maryland public policy and clarified important employment and wage-payment precedents. See Cunningham v. Feinberg, 441 Md. 310 (2015)
  • Defended a Washington, D.C. restaurant and its owner in a large-scale Fair Labor Standards Act case, limiting the plaintiff's claims substantially on summary judgment and then obtaining a full judgment in favor of the clients through a directed verdict at trial
  • Defended a government contractor in a class action lawsuit brought by former employees related to wage-payment and employment practices
  • Defended a Maryland construction company in federal court against an unpaid wage claim made by a former employee

Government Contracts Experience:

  • Successfully defended award of a contract to our client by the U.S. Department of Defense against a bid protest filed at the Government Accountability Office where protester argued that the agency unreasonably evaluated the offerors’ proposed prices against an allegedly flawed independent government estimate. See Crawford RealStreet Joint Venture, B-415193.2; B-415193.3 (Apr. 2, 2018)
  • Successfully protested U.S. Health & Human Services award where the agency unreasonably evaluated the awardee’s proposal and did not have a reasonable basis for selecting awardee’s proposal over protester’s. See Protection Strategies, Inc., B-414684.2 (Nov. 20, 2017)
  • Obtained corrective action in several bid protests at the Government Accountability Office after filing bid protests on behalf of clients
  • Successfully defended award of a contract to our client by the U.S. Department of the Interior against a bid protest filed at the Government Accountability Office where protester alleged that the agency unreasonably evaluated its proposal. See Dexis Consulting Grp., B-415483 (Dec. 26, 2017)

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Other Publications

  • "When Hackers Attack - Disclosure Obligations and Litigation Risks When You Suffer a Data Breach," PilieroMazza PLLC Legal Advisor, First Quarter 2019 (with Emily Rouleau)
  • "When the Law Comes A Callin’: A 'How To' For Responding to Subpoenas and Document Requests," PilieroMazza PLLC Legal Advisor, Second Quarter 2018
  • “And the Ban Plays On . . . For Now: Why Courts Must Consider Religion in Marriage Equality Cases,” 10 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 221 (2011)
  • “Suffering Without Suffrage: Why Felon Disenfranchisement Constitutes Vote Denial Under Section Two of the Voting Rights Act,” 8 Hastings Race & Poverty L.J. 61 (2011)
  • “The Prop 8 Decision and Courtroom Drama in the YouTube Age: Why Cameras Should be Permissible in Courtrooms During High Profile Civil Cases,” 17 Cardozo J.L. & Gender 33 (2010)
  • “The Crime, The Case, The Killer Cocktail: Why Maryland’s Capital Punishment Procedure Constitutes Cruel and Unusual Punishment,” 37 U. Balt. L. Rev. 79 (2007)


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