Matt is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where his practice focuses on anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, customs and corporate compliance. Matt has served as trade compliance counsel to U.S. and non-U.S. headquartered Fortune 500 companies including multinational energy, medical products, pharmaceutical, utilities, technology and aerospace companies.
He frequently advises clients on export controls and sanctions issues, including investigations and disclosures involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), as well as the various embargo and sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). In addition, Matt regularly assists clients in filings and response to requests from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Matt also provides advice and counsel on a range of U.S. customs and tariff issues, such as classification, valuation, and country of origin, including protests and appeals before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He also advises on issues involving international supply-chains, including anti-forced labor and conflict minerals regulations, and U.S. domestic content requirements for federal programs and incentives, including those under the Buy America Act, Buy American Act and Inflation Reduction Act.
Matt also routinely advises on critical elements of government contracting requirements involving the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS).
In addition, Matt advises on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and a variety of other domestic and international anti-bribery laws, working with clients to develop compliance programs and processes, conducting due diligence and leading internal investigations.
- American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
- University of California, Irvine (B.A., cum laude, 1996)
- District of Columbia
- California (inactive)
- The District of Columbia Bar
- The State Bar of California
- American Bar Association, Section on International Law
- Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics