Prior to joining the
Firm, Matt completed consecutive judicial clerkships at the United States
Bankruptcy and District Courts for the District of Nevada, respectively. At the Bankruptcy Court, Matt clerked primarily
for the Honorable Mike Nakagawa, Chief Bankruptcy Judge. Matt also drafted bench memoranda for the
Honorable Bruce Markell and several
visiting judges. Matt also assisted the
Honorable Laurel Davis during her transition to the bench. While at the
District Court, Matt clerked for the Honorable Andrew Gordon, United States
District Judge, and the Honorable Jennifer Dorsey, United States District
Judge, during their inaugural year on the bench. In his final year in law school, Matt was a
judicial extern to the Honorable Bruce Beesley, United States Bankruptcy Judge
for the District of Nevada.
During his third year at
law school, Matt was also involved in legislative action, working with
Assemblyman James Ohrenschall in drafting AB 385. That bill introduced a feed-in tariff rate
design aimed at facilitating distributed solar energy development while also
surviving preemption under federal law.
Matt also presented the bill before the Assembly Committee on Commerce
and Labor during Nevada's 76th Legislative Session.
New Appleman on Insurance Law
Library Edition, Vol. 9: Insolvency and Bankruptcy. Matt primarily updated
this multi-chapter volume while also drafting analysis of the United States Supreme
Court's decision in Executive Benefits
Ins. Agency v. Arkison, 134 S. Ct. 2165 (2014). This publication will be released in the
Lipstick on a Pig, Disallowing
Make-Whole Provisions as Post-Petition Interest, American Bankruptcy
Institute Journal, Dec./Jan. 2012-13 issue.
The Nexus of the Tip: The Proper
Analysis of Property and Contract Rights in Gratuities, 3 UNLV Gaming
Law Journal, 129 (2012).
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas J.D.,
Gaming Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2011-2012Conrad B. Duberstein
National Moot Court Bankruptcy Competitor, 2011-2012
Conrad B. Duberstein National Moot Court Bankruptcy Competitor, 2011-2012: recognition for outstanding achievement while representing Boyd Law
of the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
Award: Collaborative Law
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Bachelor of Arts,