Contact Info
Education
  • Duke Law School, J.D. & L.L.M., 2011, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York, B.A., 2006 cum laude, History

Matt is an Associate in the Firm’s Antitrust and Employee Benefits practices. Currently, Matt represents the City of Providence in an antitrust class action against Celgene Corporation (In re Thalomid and Revlimid Antitrust Litig., case no. 14-cv-06997 (D.N.J)), which alleges that Celgene unlawfully excluded generic competition for vital cancer treatment drugs. He is also part of a team of attorneys working on behalf of plaintiffs in In re Packaged Seafood Antitrust Litig., 15-md-02670 (S.D.Cal.) (alleging price- fixing in the market for shelf-stable seafood products), In re Liquid Aluminum Sulfate Antitrust Litig., 16-md-02687 (D.N.J.) (alleging bid rigging, market allocation, and pricefixing in the market for aluminum sulfate), and In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litig., No. 1:16-cv-08637 (N.D. Ill.).

Before joining Block and Leviton, Matt practiced at nationally-recognized plaintiff’s firms based in Washington, D.C., and Seattle, Washington, where his practice concentrated on antitrust and employee benefits cases. A recent California transplant, Matt enjoys spending his free time hiking in Los Padres National Forest. When not on a hiking trail, Matt can usually be found reading histories of the labor movement and capitalism in the United States.

Notable Cases »
  • Severstal Wheeling, Inc. Retirement Committee et al. v. WPN Corp., et al (S.D.N.Y.; Second Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • With B&L Partner Joe Barton, won a $15 million judgment as part of a two-attorney trial team on behalf of thousands of retired steelworkers
  • In re: Resistors Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.)
    • Lead associate on behalf of co-lead counsel in an antitrust class action alleging that Panasonic and other electronics equipment manufacturers conspired to raise and maintain the prices of circuit components above competitive levels.
  • Tibble v. Edison International, Inc. (United States Supreme Court)
    • Wrote an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court that contributed to a unanimous decision in favor of the client’s legal position
  • In re: Optical Disk Drive Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal)
    • Lead associate on behalf of co-lead counsel in an antitrust class action challenging a conspiracy by Toshiba, Samsung, and other consumer electronics companies to raise and maintain the prices of optical disk drives, integral components of CD-ROM and similar devices, above competitive levels.
  • Kaplan v. Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, et al. (D. N.J.; Third Circuit Court of Appeals)
    • Served as lead associate in litigation that obtained a fully favorable decision from the first appellate court to address a nationally contested issue in federal pension regulation
  • Bush v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston et al. (N.D. Cal.)
    • Served as lead associate in litigation on behalf of military veterans who were wrongfully denied long-term disability benefits, resulting in a favorable settlement on behalf of the class
Pro Bono Work »
  • Matt maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono experiences include advising the Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program on antitrust and competition policy issues concerning the nation’s energy infrastructure, and representing an applicant to serve as chaplain in the United States Navy.
Publications »

Matt has published work in academic and professional journals including the Duke Law Journal, the North Carolina Journal of International Law, the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy, and the American Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Newsletter, as well as policy briefs highlighting the benefits of early childhood education.

  • ERISA in the Supreme Court 2014-15: Tibble and Tackett

American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law (Winter 2014) (with K. Hettinger)

  • Delegating Away the Unitary Executive: The INA 287(g) Agreements Through the Lens of the Unitary Executive Theory

81 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 197 (2013)

  • Reasons Behind the Rules: From Description to Normativity in International Criminal Procedure

35 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (2011)(with N. Weisbord)

  • Note, Advice and Complicity

60 Duke Law Journal 499 (2010)

  • Meeting the Challenge of Rural Pre-K Pre-K Now White Paper Series (2008) (with K. Patterson & L. Doggett)

Works in progress include a study of the Executive Branch’s original understanding of Section Five of the Fourteenth Amendment, Section Five and the “Keystone of American Liberty”: Mending the Broken Arch (unpublished J.D. thesis).

Clerkship »
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Hon. Rosemary Barkett, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2011-12.
Admissions »
  • New York
  • District of Columbia (inactive status)
  • California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
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