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Jeremy Matz

Jeremy Matz

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Telephone: (310) 201-2100
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Jeremy Matz is a partner at the law firm of Bird Marella, P.C. He specializes in complex civil litigation of all kinds, white collar criminal defense, and governmental and internal investigations of corporations and other entities. Matz is highly experienced in all phases of litigation, from the earliest stages of civil and criminal investigations, through the filing of complaints and indictments, pre-trial motion practice, trials, and appeals, including to the Supreme Court of the United States. He represents individuals and companies as plaintiffs, defendants, and witnesses in sophisticated, high-stakes matters.

Before joining Bird Marella, Matz served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles for thirteen years. At the United States Attorney’s Office, he prosecuted nearly every kind of federal criminal case, including white collar offenses, money laundering, corruption, violent crime, and cyber crime. For more than 11 years, he specialized in prosecuting sophisticated economic crimes, including securities and corporate fraud, mortgage fraud, health care fraud, tax evasion, bank fraud, and investor fraud. As the lead trial and appellate attorney, he won convictions in more than ten jury trials and briefed and argued multiple cases in the Court of Appeals, resulting in favorable published appellate decisions. He served as the Securities Fraud Coordinator, supervised new prosecutors, and won awards from several federal law enforcement agencies.

Matz is a current Co-Chair of the American Bar Association, White Collar Crime Committee, Southern California Regional Subcommittee. He is recognized for white-collar criminal defense specialization in the Best Lawyers in America and in Southern California Super Lawyers, and as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in The National Trial Lawyers publication. Matz also serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Center on Law & Poverty.


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