A veteran of high-profile representations in the digital advertising, media, and entertainment sectors, Matt brings a proven track record to his work for a broad range of clients.
Matt has represented clients in copyright, trademark, trade secret, and right-of-publicity matters—with a particular emphasis on how new and emerging technologies are disrupting traditional businesses—in the following sectors:
- Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
- Software (SaaS, PaaS, development, services)
- Big data
- Social media
- Advertising, financial, and education technology
- Media and entertainment
- Life sciences
- Retail (online and brick and mortar)
- Beauty and fashion
- Food and beverage
- Government contracting
- Investment management
His work also includes counseling clients on information privacy and data security issues, cybersquatting, domain name disputes, and technology licensing. He represents The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in connection with various investments and acquisitions, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and right-of-publicity issues. He also represents News Corp. in connection with its digital advertising initiatives, and regularly drafts and negotiates endorsement, sponsorship, and personal appearance deals for athletes, celebrities, and major brands.
During his time as a litigator, Matt handled various entertainment, intellectual property, false advertising, right-of-publicity, and privacy disputes, including defending a copyright infringement suit filed by the Estate of Frank Zappa and assisting in the successful defense of David Chase in connection with The Sopranos.