- University of Texas at Austin, J.D., summa cum laude (2009)
- University of North Texas, B.A. Political Science, magna cum laude (2006)
- McDermott Will & Emery, LLP (2013-2015)
- Baker & Mckenzie, LLP (2010-2013)
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2009-2010)
Matt has extensive experience litigating complex cases to successful conclusions at both the trial and appellate levels. He has handled a wide variety of complex matters involving antitrust claims, fraud, breach of contract, business torts, class actions, consumer protection, Civil RICO and criminal forfeiture. Prior to joining Gutride Safier, LLP, Matt was a litigation associate for McDermott Will & Emery, LLP and Baker & McKenzie, LLP.
Matt received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Texas Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, Matt clerked for the Honorable Carlos T. Bea on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Matt is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Texas and before the U.S. District Courts for Massachusetts and the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.
Representative Clients and Jurisdictions:
- Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (5th Cir.; E.D. Tex.)
- Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Inc. (D. Mass)
- Trend Micro, Inc. (N.D. Cal.)
- Hospitality Staffing Solutions Group, L.L.C. (D. CO)
- Abdulaziz Geylan Zapsu (S.D.N.Y; ICC Arbitration)
- Walgreen Co. (MA state court)
- Agerton v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (5th Cir.) – Represented a major poultry company in an appeal of antitrust claims before the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals; successfully reversed $26 million adverse judgment.
- City of Clinton, Arkansas v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (5th Cir.) – Successfully defended a major poultry company in appeal of business tort claims.
- In re: Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (E.D. Tex.) – Successfully defended a major poultry company in three bench trials against antitrust, fraud, and deceptive trade practice claims brought by former poultry growers.
- Graifman v. Trend Micro, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) – Defended a major antivirus software company against a class action asserting claims of fraud, deceptive trade practices, false advertising and violations of consumer protection statutes related to its marketing activities; case settled favorably to client.
- Alliance Oncology, LLC v. Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Inc. (D. Mass.) – Represented a physician practice group in asserting claims of fraud, breach of contract, and business torts against former services provider; case has not yet resolved.