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Overview

Matt has both first-chair and second-chair trial experience defending individual and corporate clients against alleged violations of United States criminal and civil laws.

As a member of Husch Blackwell’s Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation team, Matt represents and advises clients in a wide variety of lawsuits and regulatory disputes across the United States. This practice has included defending individuals accused of securities fraud, healthcare fraud and public corruption. He has represented corporations combating allegations raised by qui tam relators, in asset forfeiture proceedings as to anti-money laundering issues, and in civil and criminal litigation. He also has significant experience representing individuals and corporations in alternative capacities, such as advocating for clients victimized by fraud. Recently, Matt successfully petitioned the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals for a rare writ of mandamus compelling the U.S. District Court to recognize Husch Blackwell’s client as a victim of a Ponzi scheme.

Complementing Matt’s litigation practice, he has assisted a number of corporate clients in conducting independent investigations in response to allegations of corporate or individual wrongdoing. This experience has included allegations of corporate espionage and healthcare fraud, for example.

Matt is very active in public service and in local, state and federal bar associations. He has written several articles for the St. Louis Bar Journal, most recently on the Yates Memorandum and its effects on those accused of wrongdoing. He was recently selected as a member of the 2015-16 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy class, and he is active in the St. Louis chapter of the Federal Bar Association.


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Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • cum laude
      • Saint Louis University Law Journal, editor
      • Academic Excellence Awards for highest grades in Antitrust Laws, Business Associations, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Procedure and Property  
  • B.A., Tulane University
    • cum laude
    • Political Economy and Political Science
      • Dean’s Honor Scholarship 

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Federal Bar Association, Board Member, St. Louis Chapter
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association, Leadership Academy, class of 2015-2016

Clerkships

U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois, 2008

Experience
  • Obtained jury verdict for compensatory and punitive damages in United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
  • Member of team that successfully represented employees of a Major League Baseball team in a data breach, corporate espionage matter.
  • Assisted in the representation of Fortune 500 company in high profile corporate espionage and deceptive trade secrets case.
  • Obtained early dismissal qui tam matter before the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado.
  • Obtained writ of mandamus from Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals compelling the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri to recognize client as victim of a Ponzi scheme.
  • Obtained appellate decision affirming trial court's defense verdict in whistleblower case. Plaintiff had alleged that healthcare provider's hospital referrals violated anti-kickback statute, False Claims Act and Colorado state law.
Community Leadership
  • St. Louis University High School Alumni Board, 2012-present
  • Young Friends of the Arc, Board Member, 2012-present