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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
December 2, 2019
Re: Jonathan Handel

Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

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