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Matthew J. Silveira (Matt)


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  • 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)

Bar Admissions

  • 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)

Matt Silveira focuses his practice on appellate and civil litigation in federal and state courts, where he has successfully handled dozens of appeals and dispositive motions for clients. He has experience in a wide range of substantive legal areas, including intellectual property, antitrust, securities, finance, insurance, and labor and employment.

Matt regularly argues in the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and California Courts of Appeal and has briefed appeals and petitions for discretionary review in appellate courts around the country. 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: arguing Federal Circuit appeals resulting in the first precedential decision finding jurisdiction over a foreign patent holder in more than a decade and a rare reversal of a Patent Trial and Appeal Board's finding of patent invalidity; advising on legal and motion strategy in copyright and patent infringement trials, resulting in successful jury verdicts; and obtaining affirmance of an order striking tort claims against a major bank client on anti-SLAPP grounds.

Matt also maintains a varied pro bono practice, including the representation of civil rights plaintiffs in the federal courts and immigration clients in administrative review proceedings before the Ninth Circuit and the Board of Immigration Appeals. In addition, he is a member of the cabinet for the United Way of the Bay Area Annual Campaign.

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