Matthew Nicholson

Associate, New York



Matt is an associate in White & Case's Commercial Litigation section, based in the Firm's New York office. He has experience in complex and multi-venue commercial disputes, including contract and business disputes in state and federal courts and related appellate practice, contested matters and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, domestic and international arbitration, and government investigations.

In his time at White & Case, Matt has served individual and corporate clients in a variety of business sectors, including financial services, information technology and energy.

Matt has also been active in the Firm's pro bono practice, including several appellate representations through New York Legal Aid Society affiliates.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Georgetown University Law Center
Classics (Greek/Latin)
Brown University


Minority Lenders: Represented a group of minority secured lenders in Bankruptcy Court, New York Supreme Court, and ultimately in arbitration, securing a damages award of nearly US$50 million against the majority lender for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in connection with the disposition of collateral upon the borrower's default;

Executive Compensation: Represented Driven Holdings against former executives who sought millions of dollars in additional equity distributions following the company's sale. The North Carolina Business Court dismissed all claims on a motion to dismiss, and the decision was affirmed per curiam by the North Carolina Supreme Court; and

Pro Bono: Prepared briefing and delivered oral argument in New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, in cooperation with Center for Appellate Litigation, and obtained affirmance of order vacating judgment of conviction and dismissing indictment on the ground of ineffective assistance of counsel.