Matthew represents large and small companies and private individuals nationwide in complex commercial litigation, appeals, and labor and employment-related disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. His primary practice covers a wide range of diverse business-to-business and consumer-to-business litigation disputes, including breach of contract, business torts, trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duties, internal investigations, and information privacy. Matthew is also active in PilieroMazza’s Labor & Employment Group, where he counsels employers on preventative strategies and represents the Firm’s clients in litigation covering Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, wage and hour, non-compete agreements, restrictive covenants, and whistleblower anti-retaliation. In addition, Matthew represents and assists the Firm’s clients in complex government investigations and claims arising under the False Claims Act (FCA) and anti-trust statutes. Matthew prides himself on being a client-focused and solutions-driven litigator. He is particularly adept at understanding where the law intersects with public policy and utilizes this knowledge to further deliver issue-specific advocacy on behalf of PilieroMazza clients to help drive and achieve favorable outcomes and resolutions.
Matthew has the rare ability to view and understand each case from his opponent’s perspective and design a tailored litigation strategy and approach to anticipate and overcome likely hurdles during the course of litigation. PilieroMazza’s clients appreciate his commitment and approach to assessing their claims, explaining the options available to them, and being honest and candid about their chances of success so they are able to make informed decisions during critical milestones in the litigation process.
Before joining the firm, Matthew was an attorney at a regional law firm, representing businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and labor and employment disputes. He also has held several positions focused on public policy development, analysis, and advocacy. A Co-Chair of PilieroMazza’s Healthcare Industry Team, Matthew has advocated on behalf of hospitals and community-based healthcare providers at both the state and federal level. He also interned in the office of Education and Sentencing Practice of the United States Sentencing Commission, where he analyzed policy issues concerning federal courts’ adherence to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
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- University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2013, magna cum laude
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 2008
- District of Columbia (*Pending, supervised by principals of the firm who are members of the District of Columbia Bar)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
- Member, Maryland State Bar Association
- Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
- Vice President, Charles C. Papy, Jr., Moot Court Board
- Executive Research Editor, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law Journal
- Research Assistant, Professor Peter Nemerovski
- Member, Order of the Coif
- Member, National Political Science Honor Society