Matthew Gately is a litigator who has tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as in private arbitration. He primarily handles complex commercial/contractual disputes and class/collective actions. Matt's class action practice is particularly broad, as he has represented both putative class representative plaintiffs and corporate defendants in cases involving, among other things, securities fraud, ERISA, consumer fraud, and federal and state wage/hour laws. He also has represented direct purchasers in several "reverse-payment" antitrust class actions.
Additionally, Matt has represented clients in personal injury and malpractice cases, investor litigation/arbitration, partnership and other intra-business disputes, and employment discrimination matters. He has also provided counsel to New Jersey state agencies in environmental cost-recovery litigations.
Having clerked for two federal judges and both written and presented on issues of federal practice, Matt often serves as local counsel for out-of-state firms litigating in the District of New Jersey.
Prior to joining Cohn Lifland, Matt was senior law clerk to the Hon. Madeline Cox Arleo, U.S.D.J., D.N.J., law clerk to the Hon. Michael A. Hammer, U.S.M.J., D.N.J., and worked for several years in the commercial litigation group of an AmLaw 100 law firm.
Matt graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and member of the Columbia Business Law Review. He received his B.A. (in three years), magna cum laude, from Lafayette College with a double major in Government & Law and Philosophy.
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