Matthew has assisted working people along the Gulf Coast seeking compensation for economic losses suffered in the wake of the BP oil spill. He has also contributed to discovery and motion practice in securities fraud litigation against St. Jude Medical, Inc.; Barrick Gold Corporation; and Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and in product liability litigation involving Takata airbags and the blood thinner Xarelto®, among other matters.
While in law school, Matthew founded and served as president of the LSU Law Association for Justice, completed externships with the Louisiana Attorney General and the Honorable Trudy M. White of the Nineteenth Judicial District Court, and clerked for three Baton Rouge law firms. He was also a three-year Chancellor’s Scholarship recipient and a graduate editor of the Journal of Civil Law Studies.
Prior to law school, Matthew worked for a state-funded organization in New Orleans that represents indigent criminal defendants in state post-conviction and federal habeas corpus proceedings. He also worked in the Washington, D.C. office of a global law firm and as a contract reporter for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper.