Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP

Education:

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2007

Order of the Coif

Raven Society

Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review

Winner, William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition

B.A., University of Virginia, 2001

Contact:

Tel: 202.775.4529
Fax: 202.775.4510

Bar Associations

District of Columbia

Massachusetts

Matthew M. Madden, Partner

Oral Arguments

Harris v. Viegelahn, U.S. (No. 14-400, April 2015) LISTENListen

Appellate Briefs

Harris v. Viegelahn Cert. Petition
Harris v. Viegelahn Reply Brief for the Petitioner
Harris v. Viegelahn Brief for the Petitioner
Harris v. Viegelahn Cert. Reply Brief for the Petitioner
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Opening Brief for Appellant
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Opening Brief for Appellant
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Reply Brief for Appellant R2 Investments, LDC
In Re: MPM Silicones, L.L.C. Opening Brief of Plaintiff-Appellant U.S. Bank National Association
In the Matter of MPM Silicones LLC Reply Brief of Plaintiff-Appellant
Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. Amicus Brief of the Association of German Chambers of Industry, and Others in Support of Respondents
Masferrer v. United States Reply Brief for Petitioner
McCall v. United States Cert. Petition
Tri-Union v. Fellner Amicus Brief of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Watts v. United States Reply Brief for Petitioner
Watts v. United States Supplemental Brief for Petitioner
Watts v. United States Brief of Petitioner-Appellant Darian Antwan Watts
Watts v. United States Reply Brief of Petitioner-Appellant Darian Antwan Watts

Trial Memoranda

Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motions to Dismiss
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Counter-Defendant's Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment on Counter Claimants' Counterclaims
Bank of America v. Bear Stearns Asset Management Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment
Solus Alternative Asset Management LP v. Perry Corp. Memorandum of Law in Support of Perry Capital's Motion for Summary Judgment
Norfolk County Retirement System v. Community Health Systems, Inc. Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaint
Norfolk County Retirement System v. Community Health Systems, Inc. Defendants' Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaint

Matt Madden’s appellate and trial litigation practice focuses on sophisticated securities, commercial, and bankruptcy disputes. Matt argued and won a significant Supreme Court bankruptcy case in 2015, and has briefed numerous other cases there at the petition or merits stages. Matt has also argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and briefed other high-stakes appeals in Second, Third, Fifth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits. Matt’s trial practice covers a variety of areas, including securities class action defense, complex commercial and financial disputes, and government enforcement proceedings. Matt also advises major investment funds and other clients on pending or potential litigation and other strategic opportunities.

After law school, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen F. Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Representative matters include:

  • Presenting oral argument in the U.S. Supreme Court in Harris v. Viegelahn, 135 S. Ct. 1829 (2015), in which the Court unanimously adopted our client’s interpretation of the Bankruptcy Code on an issue that, according to the court of appeals, had “divided courts for thirty years.”

  • Defending a Fortune 500 company against a $900 million securities class action, including presenting argument on discovery motions, defending key depositions, and briefing a successful motion to dismiss the action in its entirety and with prejudice.

  • Representing an international accountancy network in successfully securing the Southern District of New York’s dismissal with prejudice of a federal securities-fraud class action.

  • Defending a prominent investment fund against a breach-of-contract lawsuit over a $195 million claim against the estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, including presenting argument to the court, taking and defending depositions, and coordinating the work of expert witnesses.

  • Representing a major accounting firm and a number of its current and former employees in a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation involving the firm’s audits of a public company, including representing numerous witnesses in testimony before the SEC’s enforcement division.

  • Representing bondholders and shareholders in appeals from the bankruptcy reorganizations of a major silicone manufacturer, a national media conglomerate, a large telecommunications company, and a significant lumber conglomerate.

  • Arguing and briefing a winning appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that reversed a denial of post-conviction sentencing relief, and then successfully opposing the government’s re-sentencing recommendation before the district court.

  • Representing a major national bank in federal litigation alleging fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of a $4 billion securitization transaction, including taking and defending depositions and supervising the work of a key expert witness.

  • Representing a government contractor against false-claims allegations relating to its management of a high-profile government facility, including preparing a presentation to the government that led to a favorable, non-public settlement of all claims.

Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:

  • Moot Court Panelist, Georgetown Supreme Court Institute

  • Note, Anticipated Judicial Vacancies and the Power to Nominate, 93 Va. L. Rev. 1135 (2007)

  • Named a “Rising Star” in the 2015 Washington D.C. edition of Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters publication recognizing outstanding lawyers