Associate

Matthew H. Blumenstein

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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 2014-2017 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.

Representative Experience

  • Defense of global financial institutions against fraud-based claims concerning the sale of mortgages and mortgage-backed securities in the wake of the mortgage crisis
  • Representation of a global financial services company in a federal fraud and money laundering investigation
  • Defense of a Fortune 50 company in a securities class action related to a merger
  • Defense of a major telecommunications company in False Claims Act litigation brought by the New York Attorney General
  • Defense of a Fortune 100 company and its board of directors in derivative cases arising from the High Tech Employees Antitrust Litigation
  • Representation of a global electronics company in an intellectual property dispute before the International Chamber of Commerce
  • Representation of a global private equity firm in trade secrets litigation in New York, Texas, and Arizona
  • Representation of the Chief Financial Officer of an energy company in a federal investigation of purported violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Defense of a U.S. company in an Army debarment proceeding concerning services provided in Afghanistan
  • Defense of a technology company’s former Chief Executive Officer in litigation concerning alleged options “backdating”
  • Defense of pro bono clients against criminal charges by the State of Maryland at trial and on appeal

Education

Admissions

Government Service

Law Clerk, Judge Karen L. Henderson, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2009-2010

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