Matt concentrates his practice in class action and complex litigation matters. He assists in the defense of product manufacturers facing high-stakes class actions and in complex trials. Matt also is active in the firm’s pro bono practice: he led the briefing for an asylum appeal and helped to favorably resolve an Eighth Amendment claim for an incarcerated client.
Matt joined Shook as a law clerk while he was still in law school. He participated extensively in a consumer fraud class action against a major beverage company, assisting with discovery, research, strategy and briefing. Matt completed an internship with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, assisting deputy city attorneys with projects related to utility law and civil litigation; he also handled matters involving a pending class action, protected species, infrastructure, construction and leases of public land. In addition, he participated in commission meetings, legislative hearings, depositions and client conferences. Matt also volunteered as a student attorney for the Individual Representation Clinic at UC Hastings, serving as co-lead counsel in an employment case presenting novel issues of law.
He previously worked as a legal analyst for a national apparel retailer reviewing business practices and documents, including contracts and leases, to prepare for a corporate restructuring.