Matthew S. Branson

Deputy General Counsel

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Manuscript Editor, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, 2002
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1996
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Member, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

Member, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Matt manages the firm's conflicts clearinghouse, which identifies and helps resolve conflict of interest issues related to new matters, and new lawyer and non-lawyer personnel. He also works with the deputy general counsel on other ethics and firm administration issues, including lawyer advertising, data security, and internal compliance procedures.

As an undergraduate, Matt was a Jefferson Scholar, Echols Scholar and recipient of the Henry Noble Taylor Memorial Award at the University of Virginia. He also was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta.

"My group is similar to internal affairs in law enforcement – not always popular, but essential. We aim to protect the firm from unnecessary risk, and by extension, we help to protect clients as well."
Matthew S Branson
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