Matt became interested in the laws protecting retirement and pension benefits as a clerk with AARP Foundation Litigation, where he helped draft a number of amicus curiae briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeals regarding the proper interpretation and implementation of ERISA. During law school, Matt also worked as an intern with the Community Development Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Matt believes that lawyers have a unique ability to effect social change, an ethic that has guided his work representing individuals and investors against those engaged in divisive and fraudulent practices.
Honors & Awards
Selected to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers - Washington, 2014-2018
Publications and Presentations
Contributing Author, Zanglein et. al., ERISA Litigation (Bloomberg BNA), 2015-2016
Deborah M. Austin and Matthew M. Gerend, The Scope and Potential of Section 3 as Currently Implemented, 19 J. Affordable Housing & Commun. Dev. L. 89 (2009).
Keller Rohrback Investigates the Rising Costs of EpiPens
Keller Rohrback Investigates Reports Wells Fargo Pressed Customers to Roll Over 401(k) Accounts into More Expensive IRAs
Fifteen Keller Rohrback Lawyers Named 2017 Washington Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
ERISA Guaranteed Fund Investigation
Professional and Civic Involvement;
Washington State Bar Association, Member
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