Matt McLaughlin is a litigator who focuses his practice on complex business disputes and trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation. He represents a range of clients in state and federal courts throughout the U.S.
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 have successfully represented clients in restrictive covenant and trade secret disputes in state and federal courts throughout the country, often in connection with requests for preliminary injunctions or other interim relief. I also regularly counsel clients to develop procedures to protect their trade secrets and confidential information.
I represent private investment partnerships, hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment vehicles in a variety of disputes across the U.S. I also 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 as their executives and directors, in connection with SEC investigations and litigation, FINRA arbitrations and complex private securities litigation.
I advise and defend clients regarding ADA Title III compliance matters and disputes, including defending ADA website accessibility claims. I have also successfully resolved such claims pre-litigation.
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.
The Boston Globe | July 26, 2018
Boston Complex Commercial Disputes partner Matt McLaughlin is quoted in this article for his view on the “garden leave” provision in the Massachusetts Legislature’s proposed bill restricting noncompete clauses.
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.
Trade Secrets Alert | 12.07.18
Employment Law Alert | 09.20.18
Employment Law Alert | 08.03.18
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
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, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern 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.