Matt Silveira focuses his practice on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts, where he primarily handles legal strategy, dispositive motions, and appeals. He has experience across a wide range of industries and subject matters, including financial markets, antitrust, intellectual property, technology, life sciences, health care, and labor and employment.
Matt has led teams in courts around the country, including in California, New York, and the Ninth and Federal Circuits. He has successfully briefed and argued motions after trial, at the pleading stage, on summary judgment, in arbitration proceedings, and in connection with requests for injunctive relief, in addition to extensive experience with appeals and writ petitions. Representative engagements include: obtaining dismissal of a California False Claims Act complaint against several financial institutions serving as remarketing agents of variable-rate municipal bonds; securing the dismissal of a series of market manipulation and consumer fraud lawsuits filed against a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform in California state and federal courts; obtaining and successfully defending on appeal a summary judgment of noninfringement for a semiconductor component manufacturer; securing and enforcing an arbitration award forcing a union to withdraw a statewide ballot initiative limiting hospital executive compensation; and representing several hospitals in challenges to union-backed local initiatives seeking to cap the compensation that health care providers may receive from insurers.
Matt also maintains a varied pro bono practice, including the representation of civil rights plaintiffs in the federal courts and immigration clients in proceedings before the Ninth Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Ninth Circuit Affirms Standing to Bring Securities Act Claims in Connection With Direct Listing Despite Tracing Difficulties
Federal Circuit's Unanimous En Banc Decision Focuses on "Attribution to a Single Entity" to Establish Divided-Infringement Liability
Hiding in Plain Sight: Analyzing Requests for Patent Damages Do-Overs Under Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(c)(1), BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal
- University of California, Los Angeles (J.D. 2005; Order of the Coif; Chief Articles Editor, UCLA Law Review); San Francisco State University (B.A. in Philosophy magna cum laude 2002)
- California and New York
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (2007-2008) and the Honorable Shirley Wohl Kram, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (2005-2007)