Matthew Frutig

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Matt Frutig is a senior associate in White & Case's Global Antitrust/Competition Practice. For nearly a decade, he has advised and defended multinational corporations in complex civil litigation, particularly on issues arising under US and foreign antitrust and competition laws.

Matt's practice focuses on defending clients against allegations of civil antitrust violations in US 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 US Veterans Benefits Administration and US 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
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Supreme Court
Education
JD
Fordham University School of Law
BA
Georgetown University
Languages
English

Experience

Experience includes:

Defending 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 US 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 US Veterans Benefit Administration and the US 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