Matthew E. Newman is an Associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Buckley LLP. Mr. Newman represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of investigations, enforcement actions, complex civil litigation, and compliance matters.
Key representations include:
- Companies and executives in multiple Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations alleging securities fraud schemes, financial reporting and disclosure issues, registration violations, and corporate governance issues
- Financial institutions in multiple False Claims Act investigations and qui tam actions, including as a counsel of record in United States ex rel. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. v. U.S. Bank, N.A., 816 F.3d 428 (6th Cir. 2017) (affirming dismissal of all claims)
- Financial institution facing whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act
- Student loan and mortgage servicers in UDAAP investigations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and a state financial regulator.
During law school, Mr. Newman interned with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, the CFPB’s Office of Enforcement, and Edward Jones’ Legal and Compliance Divisions.
Mr. Newman received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis (cum laude) in 2014, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Washington University Law Review. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 2011.
"It's all in the footnotes: A field guide to SEC whistleblower awards" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, Ian J. Acker, and Matthew E. Newman (American Bar Association Business Law Today)
More than seven years since the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower incentive provisions became effective, and more than five years since the first SEC whistleblower program award, only a few courts have put the program under a microscope. In the absence of meaningful case law and in light of the SEC’s...Articles
"Supreme Court limits definition of ‘whistleblower’ in potentially hollow victory for public companies" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, and Matthew E. Newman (Westlaw)
On February 21, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a long-anticipated case that clarifies who is protected as a “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank Act’s anti-retaliation provisions In a unanimous decision penned by Justice Ginsburg, the Court held...Articles
"Why securities lawyers are the new employment lawyers" by Christopher F. Regan, Thomas A. Sporkin, and Matthew E. Newman (Law360)
In early 2018, corporate America will be waiting with bated breath as the U.S. Supreme Court decides a game-changing whistleblower retaliation case. For employees thinking about blowing the whistle on financial malfeasance, this decision will resolve a circuit split and clarify when protections...Articles
On Sept. 9, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum from Deputy Attorney General Sally Quillian Yates announcing that the DOJ would require a company to fully disclose all relevant facts about individuals responsible for the misconduct at issue in order to receive any cooperation...Articles
- J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2014 (cum laude)
- B.A., University of Florida, 2011 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia