White & Case
 
Matthew P. Lewis
Partner
Los Angeles

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Practice Experience
Mr. Lewis is a litigator with broad experience in complex commercial litigation. He has represented individuals, businesses, accounting firms and other entities in jury and non-jury trials, binding arbitrations and mediations.

Mr. Lewis is involved in protecting the intellectual property and general business interests of businesses and individuals from industries such as accounting, manufacturing, banking, aircraft, music, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, greeting cards, apparel companies and insurance.

Some of Mr. Lewis's recent cases are described below:
  • Representation of companies in various industries, including footwear, pet care products and canned foods, against alleged Prop 65 violations;
  • Obtained a complete defense verdict for client and successfully prosecuted counterclaims in a JAMS arbitration;
  • Following a jury trial, obtained a directed verdict in favor of all defendants in a real estate dispute involving 160 acres of raw land in Southern California;
  • Obtained a multimillion-dollar judgment in favor of an electronics manufacturer following a bench trial in federal court;
  • Representation of an international accounting firm against fraud claims by numerous plaintiffs who alleged they invested in a high tech start-up company in reliance on an audit report prepared by the accounting firm;
  • Representation of an international accounting firm against negligence claims for alleged failure to detect management fraud by audit client;
  • Representation of an aircraft management and leasing company in two federal court actions in New York against the lessee of two aircraft;
  • In a pro bono matter, successful representation of a well-known nonprofit charity in a three-day binding arbitration involving a trademark license;
  • Representation of a French bank in defense of a class action involving monies on deposit in banks located in Vietnam. The court sustained the bank's demurrer and dismissed the claims against the bank;
  • Representation of a baking conglomerate against employment-related and fraud claims by numerous delivery drivers. The case was resolved in the Firm client's favor after the trial court granted a non-suit motion following the plaintiffs' opening statement;
  • Representation of a generic drug manufacturer against claims of patent infringement. The court granted summary judgment in favor of the Firm's client;
  • Representation of an oil refiner in defense against anti-trust claims. The trial court granted summary judgment in favor of the Firm's client, and the Ninth Circuit affirmed. Dagher v. Saudi Refining, Inc. et al., 369 F.3d 1108 (9th Cir. 2004).

Bars and Courts
California State Bar
US District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education
JD, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Order of the Coif, St. Thomas More Law Honor Society, 1991
AB, Occidental College, 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships
Board of Directors, Public Counsel
Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Bar Foundation
Intellectual Property Section
International Trademark Association (formerly USTA)
Publications Committee (1992-1994)

Publications
Co-author, "The Social Media Revolution Is Invading Our Courtrooms," Daily Journal, November 8, 2010 (with Jacob Daniels)
Co-author, "California Trial Practice: Civil Procedure During Trial" 3rd edition, v. 1, April 2002

Languages
English

Citizenship
United States