Matt focuses his practice on a variety of complex litigation and life sciences matters. His litigation experience includes insurance coverage litigation, business and commercial disputes, and intellectual property enforcement actions. Matt’s life sciences practice involves the representation of biotechnology and food companies in their dealings with regulatory authorities.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt attended Vanderbilt University Law School, where he worked in the Appellate Litigation Clinic and represented a client in an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Matt was also a member of Vanderbilt's 2009 Jessup International Moot Court team. The team placed first in the Southeast region and competed in the international rounds in Washington, D.C. Matt was elected three times to serve on the Law School's Honor Council and he also worked as an Authorities Editor for the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. Matt holds a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and History from Miami University.
Representative Litigation Experience
Represents an insurer in coverage litigation arising from environmental contamination claims under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Represents a major trade association comprised of large software manufacturers in copyright enforcement actions across the United States.
Obtained partial summary judgment in favor of an excess insurer in an environmental pollution coverage case in Madison County, Illinois based upon the terms of a pollution exclusion.
Represented a banking client in litigation matters associated with its ownership of a large number of residential and commercial properties in the Midwest.
Represented a Georgia-based food manufacturer in a contractual dispute with a former business associate.
Represented a pharmaceutical company in litigation arising from a disputed stock-purchase agreement.
Representative Life Sciences Experience
Advised a large restaurant chain on regulatory matters related to its expansion into new states.
Represented a pharmaceutical company on matters related to its new drug application.
Represented a packaging company in its filing of a Type III Drug Master File.
Prepared a business model and legal strategy for obtaining regulatory compliance for a food company seeking to expand its operations and market its products in interstate commerce.