Matt McLaughlin is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex business disputes and international arbitration. He represents a range of clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. as well as before domestic and international arbitral bodies.
I work closely with my clients to resolve their disputes as well as to develop strategies to minimize future litigation risk. Today, I concentrate on four main areas.
I represent private investment partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles in a variety of disputes across the U.S. and frequently work with offshore funds and liquidators in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.
I am currently representing an international financial services company in several multi-billion dollar disputes involving residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). I also have substantial experience representing and defending corporations, as well their executives and directors, in connection with SEC investigations and litigation, FINRA arbitrations, and complex private securities litigation.
I regularly advise and represent clients concerning the enforceability of restrictive covenants, most recently defeating a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent our client from employing a competitor’s former employee and securing summary judgment in favor of our client concerning the enforceability of a restrictive covenant in federal court in Vermont.
I represent companies in domestic commercial and investment disputes as well as in disputes before international arbitral bodies, including most recently ICSID and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
I anticipate that private investment funds will continue to see an increase in regulatory scrutiny and litigation exposure, often based on untested theories of liability.
In 2013, Matt served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted a range of criminal matters and tried numerous cases to verdict.
Law360 | March 07, 2016
Boston Commercial Litigation partner Matt McLaughlin provides commentary in this piece discussing a Second Circuit decision on securities lawsuits over rosy corporate projections that fail to pan out in light of the Supreme Court’s landmark Omnicare ruling.
Law360 | July 09, 2015
Boston Commercial Litigation partners Matt McLaughlin and George Skelly authored this column discussing the “case revival” trend following U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Omnicare Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund.
Securities Litigation Alert | 08.15.16
Private Fund Disputes Alert | 07.22.16
Securities Litigation Alert | 05.18.16
Securities Litigation Alert | 04.21.16
NP Privacy Partner | 12.23.15
Litigation Alert | 12.21.15
Securities Litigation Alert | 06.15.15
Securities Litigation Alert | 04.01.15
Private Fund Disputes Alert | 02.20.15
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Mr. McLaughlin is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Matthew is also active in pro-bono matters. He has successfully represented a number of refugees seeking political asylum in the United States through Human Rights First and also volunteers to represent clients through the Massachusetts Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Matthew is an accredited attorney for the prosecution of claims before the Department of Veterans Affairs and assists veterans and their families with claims for benefits, most recently securing a substantial monetary award from the Board of Veterans Appeals on behalf of a veteran’s widow.