- Crisis Management
- Energy Litigation
- Product Liability - Commercial
- Commodities Enforcement & Investigations
- Class Action Defense
- Labor & Employment
- Tax Controversy & Litigation
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202.383.0122|
|University ||West Virginia University, B.A., summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa|
|Law School||Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. Managing Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review|
|Admitted||2005, West Virginia; 2007, District of Columbia|
President- Elect, Young Lawyers' Section, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Member, West Virginia State Bar
Matt Gatewood, the co-founder of safetylitigation.com and a member of Sutherland's Crisis Management and Complex Litigation Team, counsels clients through every stage of litigation while seeking the most advantageous business outcome. His litigation experience includes serving on the trial team for the drilling contractor involved in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill litigation and representing companies in disputes involving commodities trading, product liability, insurance coverage, creditors' rights and other commercial matters. Matt helps clients navigate government investigations, including actions by the U.S. Congress, Presidentially appointed task forces, the U.S. Department of Justice, states' attorneys general, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other federal and state agencies.
Matt co-founded safetylitigation.com to help companies track key developments in safety-related litigation and regulatory activity. The site is not industry-specific but assists manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, and mining companies, among others. Matt advises companies on best practices in process safety and crisis management planning, and helps guide companies through incident investigation and response in the event an unexpected incident or an operational failure occurs.
In addition to Matt's work on large-scale commercial matters, he has represented clients on employment and benefits issues in approximately 45 states, including disputes involving workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, disability benefits and worker classification.
Matt serves on the firm's Hiring Committee.
Sutherland guides drilling contractor through litigation, crisis management and regulatory inquiries following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Sutherland represents a national transportation company in matters concerning employment classification of individuals who pick-up, transport and deliver packages throughout the country.
Sutherland represents international oil company in litigation of $100 million claim.
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The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
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Thomas M. Byrne,Nicholas T. Christakos,Thomas W. Curvin,Ellen M. Dunn,Matt Gatewood, March 10, 2014
In Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice, the U.S. Supreme Court held on February 26, 2014, that the victims of Allen Stanford’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme can proceed with their claims against law firms, insurance brokers, and a financial services company that allegedly helped...
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