Matthew Modell is Counsel in the Antitrust & Litigation practice group.
His practice focuses on antitrust and other complex litigation at the trial level in federal and state courts throughout the country, including antitrust and trade regulation, internal and government investigations, criminal antitrust defense, class actions, and private and government litigation. Matt is also a CFIUS attorney and has counseled and navigated clients through the CFIUS process, including the clearance process and compliance pursuant to mitigation agreements.
Prior to being in private practice, Matt served as a law clerk to Judge Terrence W. Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
- Represented Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in a U.S. Department of Justice merger challenge of its acquisition of EverWatch Corp.
- Represented Chevron in multi-state investigations and litigation alleging fraud, unjust enrichment, and false claims.
- Represented SS&C Technologies Inc. in a private antitrust litigation suit alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, Section 3 Clayton, and state antitrust laws.
- Represented 1-800 Contacts in a class-action antitrust lawsuit related to the intersection of internet search advertising and trademark law.
- Represented corporate and individual clients in Department of Justice criminal investigations, including handling plea negotiations in matters involving automobile parts.
- Represented various U.S. and international clients in CFIUS approval and mitigation compliance matters.
- Represented various Fortune 500 companies responding to third-party subpoenas from various state and federal government agencies.
- Counseled clients on antitrust and trade regulation matters, joint ventures and competitor collaborations, price discrimination, distributor relations, and other competition-related issues.
- Represented various pro bono clients, including a jury trial on landlord tenant, dozens of judicial hearings representing victims of domestic violence, and veterans through NVLSP.
University of North Carolina
J.D. (With Honors)
- President, Student Bar Association
- James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society
University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Judge Terrence W. Boyle, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- North Carolina
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Professional Affiliations and Distinctions
- Capital Area Food Bank, “Food From the Bar,” Executive Committee
- Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
- Young Lawyer Representative, Trade Sports and Professional Associations Committee, Section of Antitrust, American Bar Association (2012)
- DC Bar Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2021, 2020, 2018, and 2016
- DC Bar Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017
- North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2021, 2020, 2018, and 2017
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Panelist for live webinar, “DOJ's Heightened Enforcement on “No-Poach” Agreements: Hot Buttons to Consider” (May 2021)
- Chapter “United States: Cartels”, Global Competition Review, Americas Antitrust Review 2021, co-authored.
- Panelist for live webinar, “The DOJ’s ‘No-Poach’ Agreements: Navigating Implications to the Year Ahead and Beyond,” 2020
- Article on DOJ/FTC Release Long-Awaited Vertical Merger Guidelines, co-authored, 2020
- Chapter “United States: Cartels”, Global Competition Review, Americas Antitrust Review 2020, co-authored.
- Chapter “United States: Cartels”, Global Competition Review, Americas Antitrust Review 2019, co-authored.
- Article on “No-Poach Agreements Raise Issue for Companies with Employees in the United States,” co-authored, 2019
- “Criminal Antitrust Sentencing of Individuals: Prosecutorial Trends and Judicial Involvement”, co-author, ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (March 2012)
- “(Dis)Honest Services Fraud: 'Bad men, like good men, are entitled to be tried and sentenced in accordance with law”,' North Carolina Central University Law Review (Spring 2010)
- “Protecting Free Speech in Electioneering Communications: FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life”, North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology” (December 2007)