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. Reply Brief for Appellant R2 Investments, LDC
In re Charter Communications, Inc., et al. Opening Brief for Appellant
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 is a trial and appellate litigator. In the U.S. Supreme Court, Matt argued a 2015 bankruptcy case and won unanimous reversal of the court of appeals’ decision.  He has briefed numerous other Supreme Court cases, on an assortment of subjects, at the petition and merits stages. Matt also co-directs the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at the University of Virginia School of Law.  At the appellate level, Matt argued and won an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and has briefed other high-stakes matters in Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits.

Matt’s trial practice covers a variety of areas, focusing on securities class and derivative action defense, complex commercial and financial disputes, and government enforcement proceedings. Matt regularly advises accounting firms and their professionals on SEC and PCAOB proceedings, private securities actions, and other litigation.  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:

  • Arguing and winning Harris v. Viegelahn, 135 S. Ct. 1829 (2015), concerning the disposition of certain assets upon conversion of a bankruptcy case from Chapter 13 to Chapter 7.

  • Defending two major healthcare companies in separate securities class actions and derivative shareholder actions premised on alleged violations of the False Claims Act.

  • Representing a major accounting firm and a number of its current and former employees in an SEC investigation involving the firm’s audits of a public company.

  • 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 operation—regularly defending such appeals against assertions of equitable mootness.

  • 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 in a lawsuit over ownership of a $195 million claim against the estate of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

  • Representing a government contractor against false-claims allegations relating to its management of a high-profile government facility, leading to a favorable, non-public resolution of all claims.

Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law (Supreme Court Litigation Clinic)

  • 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 2015-2017 Washington D.C. edition of Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters publication recognizing outstanding lawyers