Matt Powell is a litigation partner practicing in both state and federal court. Defined broadly, Matt's expertise is in complex business litigation. The cases he has litigated range from real estate transactions to environmental contamination to construction disputes. However, Matt specializes in defending professional liability actions against accountants and accounting firms.
Matt defends accounting firms in actions arising from audit services, tax services and litigation support services. He litigates cases ranging from securities fraud class actions to common law negligence and fraud actions to unfair competition actions. In addition, Matt represents accountants and accounting firms in administrative proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission and the California Board of Accountancy.
More recently, Matt has been representing banks in proceedings before the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ranging from negotiating compliance plans to litigating in the United States District Court.