Matthew's practice focuses on securities litigation and SEC enforcement matters, corporate governance litigation and counseling, and internal investigations.
Matthew is a member of the firm's securities litigation practice with a focus on financial reporting and corporate governance matters. His practice includes representation of issuers, executives, accounting firms and others in government investigations and private securities litigation. Matthew has represented clients before multiple government agencies and in federal and state courts around the country. In addition, Matthew conducts corporate investigations related to, among other things, financial reporting issues, accounting irregularities and alleged breaches of fiduciary duties.
Matthew is also actively involved in pro bono work. He has represented two successful habeas corpus petitioners in overturning wrongful murder convictions in New York and Virginia, respectively. See Garcia v. Portuondo, 459 F. Supp. 2d 267 (S.D.N.Y. 2006); Hash v. Johnson, 845 F. Supp. 2d 711 (W.D. Va. 2012). For his pro bono efforts on behalf of the wrongfully convicted, Matthew received the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project "Defender of Innocence" Award.