Matthew J. Reynolds


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  • Columbia Law School, JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, 2005
  • Universität Potsdam, J. William Fulbright Scholar, 2002
  • Marquette University, BA, International Affairs, Political Science and German Language & Literature, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, departmental honors, 2001
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Vice Chair, Competition Torts Committee, American Bar Association Antitrust Section

Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference

Former Member, Committee on International Trade, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Former Member, New York American Inn of Court

Former Member, Federal Bar Council

Former Member and Secretary, Board of Trustees, Highland United Methodist Church

  • German

Matt’s broad-based litigation practice encompasses government and corporate internal investigations as well as class actions, multi-district litigation, and international arbitration. He has substantial experience in matters arising under federal and state antitrust laws, federal campaign finance laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and federal securities laws. His courtroom experience includes co-chairing a multi-defendant jury trial in New York Supreme Court. Matt also has experience in matters governed by the Classified Information Procedures Act, and information regarding his national security clearance is available upon request on an appropriate basis.

Before joining McGuireWoods LLP, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mark S. Davis and the Honorable Jerome B. Friedman, U.S. District Judges for the Eastern District of Virginia, and worked as a litigation and international arbitration associate in the New York headquarters of Shearman & Sterling LLP, where he also served as an associate editor of that firm’s FCPA Digest.  At McGuireWoods, Matt edits and contributes to the Class Action Countermeasures blog, which focuses on strategic considerations in defending class actions.

An avid singer and musician, Matt has sung with the James River Singers, the Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, and Columbia University’s Collegium Musicum, among other ensembles.  He also served as a Music Director of the Columbia Law Revue show, President of the Marquette University Chorus, and a board member of Marquette Radio.

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Matthew J Reynolds
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Government/Internal Investigations

Representation of a leading global manufacturing company and its foreign subsidiary in parallel investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and foreign anti-bribery laws.

Representation of companies and individuals in administrative and criminal investigations of suspected or alleged violations of campaign finance laws.

Representation of a manufacturer in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation relating to allegations of price-fixing, bid-rigging and market allocation.

Representation of a European telecommunications company in a multi-jurisdictional Foreign Corrupt Practices Act-related compliance review arising out of allegations of corruption involving the company's partner in a joint venture.

Antitrust/Class Action

Representation of a national flooring retailer in multi-district and class action litigations involving warranty and consumer protection/deceptive trade practices claims under the laws of several states.

Representation of an industry-leading manufacturer in national multidistrict direct- and indirect-purchaser antitrust class actions, related opt-out litigation, and parallel global cartel investigation arising from allegations of price-fixing and market allocation.

Representation of a global manufacturer in national multidistrict direct- and indirect-purchaser antitrust class actions alleging exclusive dealing and refusals to deal.

Representation of an educational publishing company in a series of national antitrust class actions alleging market allocation and monopolization.

Representation of an international information company in national antitrust class actions alleging unlawful product tying.

International Arbitration

Representation of an international manufacturer in parallel ICC and U.S. federal court proceedings relating to alleged breaches of contract and express and implied warranties.

Representation of two international commercial and investment banks as claimants in an ICC arbitration of a dispute with a Latin American country concerning responsibility for the insolvency of a major commercial bank.

Contributing author, A Practitioner's Guide to Class Actions, American Bar Association, 2nd Edition, 2017
Author, "Health Care and RICO: Risks Facing Providers, Manufacturers & Payors," Competition Torts News, vol. 13, no. 2, Spring 2017
Author, "When One Bribe Just Isn’t Enough: Seventh Circuit Finds Political Contribution Quid Pro Quo Insufficient for RICO Treble Damages," Competition Torts News, vol. 12, no. 3, Summer 2016
Executive Editor and contributor, Competition Torts News (formerly Business Torts & RICO News), ABA Antitrust Section Competition Torts Committee, 2012–2016
Author, "Extending Concepcion to Antitrust Claims in Arbitration," Business Torts & RICO News, vol. 9, no. 3, Summer 2013
Contributor, 2012 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, ABA Antitrust Section, March 2013
Author, "Reading Tea Leaves, or Is the Writing Already on the Wall?: Potentially Foregone Conclusions in American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant," Perspectives in Antitrust, vol. 1, no. 1, December 14, 2012
Co-author, "Key Changes To ICC Arbitration Rules," Law360, December 6, 2011
Organizer and participant, Abuse of Dominance in the U.S. and Abroad, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, July 2018
Organizer and participant, Career Paths in Antitrust, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, November 2017
Organizer and participant, Health Care & RICO: Risks Facing Providers, Manufacturers & Payors, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, December 2016
March Antitrust Bulletin, March 3, 2017
November Antitrust Bulletin, November 1, 2016
Will Collective Arbitration Waivers Land in the Supreme Court Again?, Class Action Countermeasures, September 16, 2016
Class Decertification: Delayed Gratification or Justice Denied?, Class Action Countermeasures, August 19, 2016
August Antitrust Bulletin, August 3, 2016
May Antitrust Bulletin, May 4, 2016
February Antitrust Bulletin, February 2, 2016
October Antitrust Bulletin, October 1, 2015
September Antitrust Bulletin, September 2, 2015
June Antitrust Bulletin, June 2, 2015
September Antitrust Bulletin, September 16, 2014
January Antitrust Bulletin, January 10, 2014
September Antitrust Bulletin, September 26, 2012
November Antitrust Bulletin, November 18, 2011