Matt represents financial institutions, public companies, asset managers, and individual executives and employees on issues and disputes, from regulatory compliance and remediation advice to advocacy and litigation against the government and private parties. Matt leverages his experience in all three branches of government to represent his clients’ interests before regulatory, congressional and criminal authorities, including the SEC, DOJ, CFTC and State AGs.
Matt joined Cleary Gottlieb as a partner after serving for 15 years as a white-collar prosecutor and unit chief with the DOJ and as a senior enforcement official with the SEC—most recently as the SEC’s Chief Litigation Counsel.
Before joining Cleary, Matt served as the SEC’s Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel in 2012, and was elevated to be the agency’s top litigator in 2013. In this role, Matt led the SEC’s 150-attorney national trial unit and supervised the SEC’s litigated cases in federal court and administrative proceedings and advised the commissioners on complex issues arising in settled and litigated cases. Prior to the SEC, Matt served in several prominent positions over 10 years with the DOJ.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude (1999); B.A., Wesleyan University, magna cum laude (1994)
Bar, District of Columbia and New York