Matthew is a member of the firm’s securities litigation practice with a focus on disputes and investigations relating to financial reporting and corporate governance matters. He represents public companies, executives, accounting firms and others in a wide variety of litigation matters, SEC investigations and enforcement actions, private securities fraud suits, and other complex commercial litigation. He has also conducted numerous internal investigations concerning allegations of accounting fraud, alleged breaches of fiduciary duties, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other alleged regulatory compliance failures. Matthew frequently advises companies regarding internal controls and corporate governance best practices, and he serves as the Public Member of the Virginia Board of Accountancy. Matthew was named to the 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
Matthew also has an active pro bono practice representing individuals wrongfully convicted of serious crimes. 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 and was named to the National Law Journal’s 2013 “Pro Bono Hot List.”