Overview

Matthew is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. His practice focuses on general litigation matters and spans all phases of litigation.

Before joining Schiff, Matthew was a restructuring associate in the Chicago office of an international law firm where he practiced in all areas of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency-related matters and represented corporate debtors and creditors in chapter 11 and chapter 15 proceedings.

  • Experience

    • Matthew has represented various chapter 11 debtors in a variety of industries, including entertainment, oil and gas, retail, and technology.
    • Matthew has represented various creditors in chapter 11 and chapter 15 proceedings.
  • Credentials

    Education

    • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
      Order of the Coif
      Chicago-Kent Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor
      Seventh Circuit Review, Executive Editor
      CALI Awards in ten classes, including Contracts, Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Legal Writing I & II
      Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition, Winner and Best Brief, 2015
      Hon. Ann Claire Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Judicial Extern (2015)
      Hon. David B. Atkins, Circuit Court of Cook County Chancery Division, Judicial Extern (2014)
    • University of North Carolina School of the Arts, B.F.A., Costume Design and Technology, 2008

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois

            Professional Memberships

            • LAGBAC (The Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago), Member
            • American Bar Association, Member
          • Insights

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            Blog Post

            Santa May Reach All 50 States, but Personal Jurisdiction May Not

            Schiff Hardin Product Liability & Mass Torts Blog

            Publications

            • “An Issue of Monumental Proportions: the Necessary Changes to Be Made Before International Cultural Heritage Laws Will Protect Immoveable Cultural Property,” 91 Chi.-Kent L. R. 759 (2016)
          • Citizenship

            Pro Bono Activities

            Matthew is committed to pro bono legal work. After graduating law school, Matthew was a PILI Graduate Fellow for the America Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. Prior to joining Schiff, Matthew represented transgender prisoners in a putative class action challenging the inadequacy of medical care within the Illinois prison system.