Matthew Gerend

Matthew Gerend: Attorney with Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
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  • 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200, Seattle, WA 98101
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Matthew Gerend practices in the firm’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, representing employees and other investors in litigation to enforce securities laws and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Matt has represented plaintiffs in federal courts across the country to redress harms stemming from breaches of fiduciary duties, investment fraud, and other misconduct that threatens employees’ retirement security.

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).

Recent Posts

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

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Appeals
  • Employee Benefits and Retirement Security
  • Securities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206.623.1900  Phone
206.623.3384  Fax
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin, B.A., Political Science, with distinction, 2005
Law School Attended:
Phi Beta Kappa; Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2010; Executive Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
Year of First Admission:
2010, Washington; 2015, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado; 2013, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; 2011, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington; 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; 2014, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; 2015, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; 2016, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 2016, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; 2018, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 2018, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2016, Supreme Court of the United States

Professional and Civic Involvement;

Washington State Bar Association, Member

Birth Information:
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, March 15, 1982
Reported Cases:
Current Cases: Ascension Health and Ascension Health Alliance; Catholic Health East ( CHE ); Dignity Health; Saint Peter's Healthcare System
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