The George Washington University Law School, LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, 2008
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2007
Mississippi College, B.S., 2004
For Matt being an attorney isn’t a job, it’s a calling. In this profession he is compelled to help people. He stands between his clients and the threat of litigation. Matt handles intellectual property, information technology, e-commerce, telecommunications, corporate and media issues. He is a keen advocate during litigation, representing corporate and individual clients in matters relating to business, corporate and contract issues. He has litigated telecommunications, trade secret, copyright, trademark and patent matters for numerous clients.
Matt gained a lot of valuable litigation experience early in his career. Two weeks before taking the bar exam he took a meeting with a photographer and stumbled upon one of the biggest copyright infringement cases in recent years. He took on great responsibility preparing for the case and worked among lawyers with monumental careers. His early litigation experience also includes being part of the discovery process in a trial that resulted in one of the largest patent infringement verdicts in U.S. history for his client.
In his transactional practice, Matt composes technology and intellectual property transfer license and procurement agreements. His experience includes negotiating various television, co-marketing agreements, sponsorship agreements and endorsement agreements on behalf of advertisers and personalities. Matt regularly advises clients regarding e-commerce issues, preparing terms and conditions of use for web sites, drafting privacy policies for web sites and evaluating web site content for compliance issues. He also advises organizations and corporations on creating internal intellectual property and social media policies and contracts for use with their employees.
Outside the office Matt enjoys being a new father to daughter, Elena.
Memberships & Involvement
- Member: Indiana State Bar Association
- Principal negotiator for a multi-billion dollar organization for all in-bound and out-bound intellectual property and technology matters, as well as lead counsel on all general business practices (including crafting of corporate privacy guidelines for foreign/domestic compliance, internal reporting/response planning and procedures for partnering with local and federal law enforcement).
- Helped to craft “real world” business solutions for a dynamic custom software provider that allowed for maximum growth potential with limited liability exposure (build-out of a customized master services agreement and individual statements of work along with a structured plan for internal issue spotting and contract management to minimize the need for constant legal oversight).
- Oversaw launch of information database-oriented product in Asia including content acquisition, strategic partnering, contract restructuring and vetting choice of law/jurisdictional concerns to enhance likelihood of judgment enforcement by Chinese courts.
News & Press Releases
- June 17, 2016
- March 4, 2016