Matthew D. Dunn

Matthew D. Dunn

Illustrative Matters

Commercial/International Arbitration: : Represented U.S.-based fertilizer trading company in international arbitration against Egyptian company in connection with bulk fertilizer purchases and sales transactions. Client obtained $13 million arbitration award and judgment.
Securities/Financial:  Represent foreign investment entities in fraud actions in connection with investments in collateralized debt obligations consisting of residential mortgage-backed securities.
Securities/Financial: Represent investment advisory group and private equity funds in SEC investigation relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Commercial:  Represented former executives of a registered investment advisor in connection with a multi-district litigation involving breaches of fiduciary duties by hedge fund advisors. 
Commercial:  Represented securities trading software company in breach of contract dispute with broker-dealer in FINRA arbitration. Arbitration panel awarded full amount of damages to client, and judgment obtained.
Commercial/Maritime: Represented global pharmaceutical company in action to recover damages for wrongful sale of valuable shipment of antibiotics by marine terminal. Settlement reached with all defendants at mediation after significant discovery and dispositive motions.
Products Liability/Maritime: Represented naval architecture and marine engineering firm in connection with products liability action relating to an injury to a crewmember of a motor yacht. Obtained dismissal of client from the case.
Trusts & Estates: Represent fiduciaries, beneficiaries, and other parties in connection with disputes regarding trusts and estates.  For example, represented beneficiaries of estate and trusts in actions to remove and surcharge trustee and recover valuable jewelry assets wrongfully transferred by trustee; represented trustee of multiple family trusts in actions to remove and surcharge trustee for losses associated with Madoff-related investments; represented executor of an estate in a will contest and related guardianship proceeding; represent corporate trustee in accounting proceedings relating to estate and related family trusts.
Employment/Trade Secrets/Unfair Trade Practice: Represented major wealth management and financial institution in action in federal court against former employees and competing wealth management firm involving claims of theft of trade secrets, unfair competition, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract (restrictive covenants), and tortious interference with contract. Client obtained $3 million jury verdict.
Eminent Domain/Condemnation:  Represented public transportation agency at two separate trials involving valuation issues in connection with eminent domain proceedings. 
Tax-Exempt Organizations: Represented nationwide charity in connection with various governmental investigations, including a two-year investigation by the Office of the New York Attorney General.

Products Liability: Represented global chemical company in connection with product liability case involving water sealant used on commercial buildings. Settlement reached through mediation.
Patent/Trademark: Represented manufacturer of precision machine tools in action involving claims of patent and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and other business torts. Settlement reached after discovery phase.


  • B.A., 1995 University of Notre Dame
  • J.D., 2003 Rutgers University School of Law-Newark (Articles Editor, Rutgers Law Review)

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