Matt Silveira focuses his practice on appellate and civil litigation in federal and state courts, where he primarily handles appeals, dispositive motions, and legal strategy. He has experience in a wide range of practice areas, including intellectual property, financial markets, false claims, antitrust, insurance, health care, and labor and employment.
Matt has led appeals and petitions for discretionary review in appellate courts around the country, including the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, California Courts of Appeal, and Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court. He also has written briefs resulting in victories after trial, on summary judgment, at the dismissal stage, and in connection with requests for injunctive relief. Recent engagements include: obtaining dismissal of a California False Claims Act complaint against financial institutions serving as remarketing agents of variable-rate municipal bonds; securing the dismissal of market manipulation and consumer fraud lawsuits against a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform; obtaining and successfully defending on appeal a summary judgment of noninfringement for a semiconductor component manufacturer; and securing reversal of an order dismissing a semiconductor company's declaratory judgment action against a foreign patent holder on jurisdictional grounds.
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)