A former federal prosecutor, Matt concentrates his practice in the areas of compliance, internal investigations, tax, whistleblower defense, white collar defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), securities enforcement and business litigation. He leads the firm’s Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation practice group.
Matt regularly leads internal investigations on behalf of clients throughout the United States and internationally. In that representation, Matt interacts with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other state and federal criminal enforcement and regulatory authorities. He frequently represents public and private entities, senior corporate executives, employees and other individuals in matters involving environmental violations and regulatory compliance, False Claims Act/qui tam litigation, financial institution fraud, government procurement fraud, healthcare fraud, insider trading, insurance fraud, securities fraud, tax controversies, tax fraud and evasion and alleged violations of the FCPA.
For nearly a decade, Matt served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the capacity of a white collar prosecutor and deputy healthcare fraud coordinator. In this role, he was responsible for the evaluation, investigation and prosecution of fraud and criminal healthcare matters in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri.
Matt founded Jensen Bartlett & Schelp in 2009 and was senior advisor with the Ashcroft Law Firm before joining Husch Blackwell. He previously served three years active duty and 11 years as a reservist in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.