Trial lawyer Matthew S. Miner focuses his practice on white collar enforcement and compliance matters, as well as US congressional inquiries and committee investigations. Matt has experience in investigations involving alleged corporate misconduct—including matters related to the FCPA—in jurisdictions on five continents. A former federal prosecutor and senior counsel to a number of US Senate committees, he also represents enterprises across a range of industries in both House and Senate congressional investigations.
Matt has nearly a decade of federal service experience. During his tenure with the Senate, he served as minority staff director for the Committee on the Judiciary, and minority chief counsel for the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. He also served as majority chief counsel for crime, terrorism, and oversight for the Senate Judiciary Committee and majority counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
As part of his Senate responsibilities, Matt participated in key criminal law and national security legislation. He was involved in negotiating the final compromises that led to enactment of landmark legislation, including the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 and the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. He also participated in sensitive negotiations surrounding passage of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2008 and the reauthorization of the Patriot Act in 2010.
As lead crime counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he had early exposure to the antifraud provisions enacted in the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act and the new amendments to the federal False Claims Act enacted in the 111th Congress. Matt also helped manage numerous high-level confirmation hearings, including the US Supreme Court nominations of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor and the US Attorney General nominations of Eric Holder and Michael Mukasey.
In 2007, he served as the lead minority counsel in one of the largest congressional oversight investigations in recent history. In that role, Matt deposed many high-level administration officials, handled a dozen congressional hearings, and served as the key minority staffer on questions relating to committee subpoenas and contempt authority.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Matt was a partner in the white collar practice of another international law firm. Earlier in his career, he served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Office of the US Attorney in the Middle District of Alabama, where he tried 12 cases to verdict, served as corporate fraud coordinator, and managed the largest corporate fraud investigation in the district’s history.
University of Cincinnati, 1992, B.A.
University of Michigan Law School, 1997, J.D.
District of Columbia
Clerkship to Judge Richard Vollmer of the US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama (1997 - 1998)