Matthew M. Papkin represents clients in complex civil litigation and class actions before US federal and state courts through trial and appeal. He defends manufacturers, retailers, financial services companies, and healthcare companies, among others, against putative class actions involving claims of false marketing, fraud, breach of warranty, and product defects.
Matt is a member of Morgan Lewis’s Class Action Working Group.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Matt started his legal career at the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office, where he defended the county in civil actions through trial. From 2018 to 2019, he served as a law clerk to Judge Beth Bloom of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Member of trial team that obtained defense verdict on behalf of an automotive company in class action involving claims of deceptive practices for allegedly concealing a vehicle defect
Obtained complete dismissal of a putative nationwide class action against a financial services company involving an alleged Ponzi scheme
Defeated certification of a proposed nationwide class involving more than 7 million vehicles with allegedly defective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
Obtained the first dismissal with prejudice of a claim brought under the Helms-Burton Act and successfully defended the dismissal on appeal before the Eleventh Circuit
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an ocean transportation company in a Helms-Burton action
Represented apparel retailer in putative class action involving allegations of misleading labeling
Represented self-storage company in putative class action involving allegations of breach of contract and statutory consumer protection claims
Obtained dismissal with prejudice of fraud claims on behalf of a US bank
Successfully compelled arbitration in New York and Switzerland of Florida Franchise Act and contract claims brought by retailers against manufacturers
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2013, J.D.
University of Florida, 2010, B.A. and B.S., cum laude
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of Florida
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Clerkship to Judge Beth Bloom of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2018 - 2019)
Awards and Affiliations
Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, South Florida Best Lawyers Magazine (2023)
Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, Miami, The Best Lawyers in America (2022–2024)