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Matthew S. Miner

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5987
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Matthew Miner is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. Mr. Miner focuses his practice on white collar enforcement and compliance matters, as well as congressional inquiries and committee investigations. He has handled investigations involving alleged misconduct, including under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, in jurisdictions on four continents. He has also represented corporations across a range of industries in both House and Senate congressional investigations.

Mr. Miner has nearly a decade of federal service experience, previously serving as a prosecutor and senior counsel to U.S. Senate committees. During his tenure with the Senate, he served in many senior roles, including 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 held the positions of 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 committee responsibilities, Mr. Miner handled key criminal law and national security legislation,  including 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 the sensitive negotiations surrounding passage of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 and the reauthorization of the Patriot Act in 2010. As lead crime counsel to the Judiciary Committee, he had early exposure to the anti-fraud provisions enacted in the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act and  the new amendments to the federal False Claims Act enacted in the 111th Congress. Mr. Miner also helped manage numerous high-level confirmation hearings, including the Supreme Court nominations of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor and the U.S. 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, Mr. Miner 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, Mr. Miner was a partner in the white collar practice of another international law firm. Earlier in his career, Mr. Miner was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office of the U.S. 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.

Mr. Miner earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He studied economics and business at the University of Hamburg in 1994 and earned his B.A. from the University of Cincinnati in 1992, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Mr. Miner is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.


  • University of Michigan Law School, 1997, J.D.
  • University of Cincinnati, 1992, B.A.