Overview

Matt concentrates his practice in corporate and internal investigations, health care, and data privacy matters. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Matt’s practice bridges the gap between conducting internal investigations at all stages and defending against private plaintiff claims or regulatory enforcement actions.

Matt helps his clients achieve their goals by learning their operations and understanding their risk tolerance in the context of their larger business objectives. His experience includes False Claims Act and qui tam defense, as well as government investigations and complex litigation. Matt also handles all aspects of discovery, including taking and defending depositions, working with experts, responding to requests for production, responding to motions to compel and drafting motions to exclude expert testimony.

Matt is committed to his pro bono practice. He manages Porter Wright Pittsburgh’s relationship with VetLex, which provides pro bono services to low-income veterans. Matt successfully represented a young father who was separated from his infant son in asylum proceedings. Additionally, he has represented religious minorities, including inmates, in civil rights litigation.

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law  (J.D., 2013)
  • University of Pittsburgh  (B.A., summa cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021