Matt Blumenstein practices in the areas of complex civil and criminal litigation. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., 2000) and Vanderbilt Law School (J.D., 2009), and he joined Williams & Connolly after clerking for Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was named a “Rising Star” in the 2014-2019 D.C. editions of Super Lawyers. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Community of Hope, a non-profit organization focused on reducing homelessness and providing healthcare to low-income families in Washington, DC.
- Represented a financial services company in a DOJ money laundering investigation.
- Represented the CFO of an energy company in DOJ and SEC investigations of alleged FCPA violations.
- Defended a financial institution in a four-week jury trial and subsequent appeal regarding alleged FIRREA violations.
- Represented a biopharmaceutical company in a commercial arbitration in New York.
- Represented a technology company at an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration hearing regarding cellular patents.
- Represented a commercial real estate data firm in copyright and unfair competition litigation in federal court, and coordinated related copyright lawsuits against the defendant’s agents in the Philippines and India.
- Defended several financial institutions against fraud, securities, and contract claims in a variety of lawsuits involving billions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities.
- Defended a technology company and its board of directors in derivative actions related to alleged antitrust violations.
- Represented the CEO of a technology company in a derivative action concerning alleged options backdating.
- Defended a healthcare company in a securities class action related to a merger.
- Defended a financial institution in a RICO class action related to mortgages.
- Defended a technology startup against RICO, fraud, and contract claims by a former licensee.
- Represented a private equity firm in multiple lawsuits concerning alleged misappropriation of trade secrets.
- Defended a contractor in an Army debarment proceeding concerning alleged fuel theft and corruption in Afghanistan.
- Represented pro bono clients in trial and appellate courts, including in a first-degree murder trial.