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Matthew Chain

Matthew Chain

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: December 28, 2018




Matthew Chain is of counsel at Massumi + Consoli LLP. He previously practiced with the global corporate group of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in Los Angeles where he represented corporate clients in several industries in a wide variety of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. In addition, he assisted publicly traded companies and other clients with securities law compliance, corporate governance issues and general corporate matters.

Chain is also a lecturer in law of mergers and acquisitions due diligence at the USC Gould School of Law.

Chain earned a BS in business administration, cum laude, from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He then earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School.

Chain is licensed to practice law in California and New York.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
June 12, 2019
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels W. Frenzen was quoted about the case of Scott Warren, an activist who was arrested and charged with harboring and conspiring to transport undocumented immigrants. In 2017, a directive from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prioritize cases involving the transportation of undocumented immigrants,"brought to a head the conflict between immigration enforcement and a sanctuary movement that reaches back to the 1980s," explained Frenzen. "While maintaining a spiritual element, the movement has become more political and less religious...especially as the Trump administration draws stark battle lines on immigration," he said. Frenzen's quote was also mentioned in the National Post, Daily Herald, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Leader Post, Ottawa Citizen, The London Free Press, The Star Phoenix, Canada.com, The Salt Lake Tribune, and The Province.

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