Matt Lewis | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Matthew Lewis
Matthew Lewis

Matt Lewis

Partner, Los Angeles

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Matt Lewis delivers more than 25 years of broad-ranging experience in complex commercial disputes across diverse industry sectors.


Matt provides insightful counsel and guidance to clients involved in complex commercial litigation cases. He advises businesses, individuals, accounting firms and other entities in jury and non-jury trials, binding arbitrations and mediations.

His experience spans sectors as diverse as accounting, manufacturing, banking, aircraft, music, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, greeting cards, apparel companies and insurance. Clients value his extensive knowledge, and his tenacious approach to safeguarding their intellectual property and general business interests.

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


  • JD, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Occidental College


  • English


Employment dispute, 2017

In a jury trial, Matt successfully defended a high-profile client against wrongful termination claims brought by a plaintiff seeking punitive damages.

Contract dispute, 2015

Representation of a partnership in a multi-day bench trial involving the purchase of a business.

Breach of fiduciary duty, 2014

Following a binding arbitration, Matt obtained a seven-figure judgment for a foreign entity, based on the opposing party's breach of fiduciary duty.

Contract dispute, 2013

Following a binding arbitration, Matt defeated the plaintiff's claims and obtained a significant judgment on his client's counterclaims.

Real estate dispute, 2012

Following a jury trial, Matt obtained a directed verdict in favor of all defendants in a real estate dispute, which involved 160 acres of land in Southern California.

Aircraft management and leasing case, 2010

In federal court in New York, Matt represented an aircraft management and leasing company in two lawsuits against the lessee of two aircraft.

Non-profit trademark arbitration, 2009

Pro bono, Matt successfully represented a well-known non-profit charity in a binding arbitration involving a trademark license.

Prop 65 disputes, 2008-present

Matt defends a wide variety of industries against Prop 65 claims throughout California.

Fraud claim over audit report, 2007-2009

Matt represented an international accounting firm against fraud claims made by numerous plaintiffs, who alleged that they had relied on an audit report prepared by the accounting firm when making a decision to invest in a high-tech start-up company.


  • The Social Media Revolution Is Invading Our Courtrooms, Daily Journal, November 8, 2010, (co-authored)