Matthew N. Frutig

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Matt Frutig is a senior associate in White & Case's Global Competition Practice. His practice includes litigating and advising clients across industries on issues arising under U.S. and foreign antitrust and competition laws.

Matt's experience involves defending allegations of antitrust violations in civil cases in federal and state courts. Matt has a depth of experience at each phase of litigation, including motions practice, discovery, class certification, and trial. Matt has also litigated matters on appeal.

Matt has deep knowledge of the technology and electronics sectors. He has represented Toshiba Corporation and several of its affiliates in antitrust class actions, opt-out litigation, and claims brought parens patriae by State Attorneys General.

Matt is also involved in the firm's pro bono practice. A four-time recipient of the firm's Access to Justice award, Matt has co-led the firm's Veterans Initiative, a firm-wide effort to represent veterans seeking disability benefits from the U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration and U.S. Military.

Prior to joining White & Case, Matt worked as a Graduate Fellow for the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), where he assisted in representing veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in class action litigation. Matt has continued to work with NVLSP since coming to the firm, including serving as chair of NVLSP's Advisory Council.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
Pennsylvania State Bar
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BA
Georgetown University
Languages
English

Experience

Experience includes:

Defends Toshiba in multijurisdictional engagement in the United States and abroad—e.g., Brazil, European Union, United Kingdom—in connection with allegations of price fixing, output restrictions, and market allocation in the cathode ray tube industry.

Advised social media company on possible U.S. and foreign antitrust exposure.

Key member of the team that successfully defended Stolt-Nielsen SA in its efforts to enforce its criminal Amnesty Agreement with the DOJ Antitrust Division. Following a three-week bench trial, obtained the dismissal of the indictment. The court ruled the Division's actions violated Stolt-Nielsen's constitutional due-process guarantees.

Successfully represented veterans pursuing disability benefits before the U.S. Veterans Benefit Administration and the U.S. Military.

Awards and Recognition

Received White & Case's Access to Justice Award in 2011, 2013, 2018, and 2019.

Received White & Case's Volunteer Leadership Award, 2017

Chair of National Veteran Legal Services Program's Advisory Council, 2018-19