Matthew was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His parents are from McKeesport, Pennsylvania and he grew up in Penn Hills.
Matthew joins Carlson Lynch as a professional and educator with more than twenty years of experience living and working in developing and emerging markets, designing and overseeing operations in the United States and abroad, and providing policy recommendations to key stakeholders, including US and foreign government officials.
Having lived or worked in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America, Matthew’s background enables him to assist corporate clients with cross-border banking and financial transactions, debt management, employment and immigration matters, grant writing, hospitality and tourism laws, nonprofit and for-profit tax matters, as well as federal and foreign audits, and US federal regulations (BIS, FAR, State Department, Treasury Department, OFAC and USAID).
He has helped non-profit and for-profit organizations from the conceptual and start-up phase to mature institutions, as well as distressed companies. His efforts have allowed organizations to increase revenue, overcome institutional challenges and grow strategically while maintaining good governance and compliance with domestic and foreign laws, including international law, bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties.
Matthew has been to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland four times as part of multinational delegations, and he has raised more $14 million for projects with community groups, artivists, human rights defenders and social entrepreneurs in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has also published articles in the Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, and Huffington Post and contributed to Freedom House’s human rights publications Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press and Freedom on the Net.
Since joining Carlson Lynch, Matthew has augmented his portfolio to include complex class action and multidistrict litigation in a range of areas, such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, anti-trust, consumer protection, data privacy and digital security, financial services and transactions, Medicaid/Medicare fraud, and fair labor standards and employment practices. He also assists individual clients with estate administration, estate planning, and individual claims.
Matthew is proficient in French, Spanish and Russian.
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
- JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School
- Certificate in Business & Public Policy from the Wharton School
- MA in Philosophy & Social Policy from The American University in Washington, DC
- Fulbright Fellow to Russia
- BA in International Enterprise from the University of Pittsburgh