Matthew Reeder

Managing Associate

Washington, D.C.

Matt is a Marine Corps veteran with hundreds of hours of courtroom experience; his litigation practice focuses on securities litigation, financial regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, and white collar criminal defense.

Before joining Orrick, Matt litigated dozens of criminal cases as a Marine Corps prosecutor, worked as a staff member to a U.S. Senator, served as a legal advisor in a combat zone and served as agency counsel to defend the Department of the Navy in high-profile civil matters.

He has an LL.M. with a concentration in business and financial regulation. He teaches as an adjunct professor in American University Washington College of Law’s nationally recognized trial advocacy program, and has numerous scholarly publications relating to anti-corruption, white collar crime, and corporate governance and compliance.

Before attending law school and joining the Marine Corps, Matt was a professional musician, and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

  • Matt’s experience includes:


    • Representing a U.S.-based multinational corporation that is currently being investigated by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office for possible FCPA violations.
    • Ongoing representation of an American petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company, including advice on FCPA and anti-corruption compliance.

    SEC Investigations and Enforcement

    • Representing a broker-dealer and its individual employees in a joint DOJ and SEC COVID-19 pandemic-related insider trading investigation.
    • High-profile representation of an individual in a criminal and civil enforcement action being prosecuted by the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) and the SEC concerning misappropriation, conspiracy, and wire fraud. 
    • Representing certain officers and directors of an international shipping company in connection with the SEC’s investigation of an alleged market manipulation scheme relating to a series of private share issuances. 

    Civil Litigation

    • Representing a technology company in litigation to protect its confidential and trade secret information, including taking testimony in-court in the SDNY.
    • Representing a cryptocurrency/blockchain company in a federal securities class action alleging the sale of unregistered securities, pending in the Southern District of New York. 
    • Representing a medical device holding company and three company officers in a putative securities fraud class action that alleges material misstatements in company disclosures. 
    • Representing a financial services company in customer arbitrations related to options and futures trading.