Matthew focuses on commercial litigation, product liability and class action defense. Matthew regularly counsels his clients on business disputes and transactions, California's Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Legal Remedies Act, Proposition 65, and employment litigation matters. His current product liability practice includes the representation of medical device and pharmaceutical companies in state, federal and multidistrict litigation.

Matthew works on all aspects of trial and trial preparation, including preparing company witnesses and experts for deposition and trial testimony. He also counsels clients on strategies and best practices for cost-effective management of litigation and resolution of cases. Matthew is also heavily committed to pro bono work, representing clients in personal injury and civil rights cases.

Publications

John M. Barkett & Matthew J. Vanis, Break Up or Stay Together? E-Mail Strands and the Attorney-Client Privilege, e-Discovery Connection (Defense Research Institute), Feb. 2008.