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Matthew Skiba is an Associate in the Chicago office of Buckley LLP, where he represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of litigation and enforcement matters, as well as in internal investigations.

He has represented clients in complex civil litigation matters at the trial and appellate court levels, as well as assisted in internal investigations and white collar criminal defense matters. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, including having served as the lead brief writer for four successful asylum petitions before immigration judges and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Prior to joining Buckley, Mr. Skiba was an Associate at Jones Day. He clerked for the Honorable   Diane S. Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and for the Honorable Kevin C. Newsom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Skiba received his J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and won the Adlai E. Stevenson Award for best brief in the Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition. He received his B.A. (high honors) from the University of Michigan.

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2018 (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Adlai E. Stevenson Award for best brief in the Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition)
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 2014 (high honors)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Government Service

  • Law Clerk, Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

    Law Clerk, Hon. Kevin C. Newsom, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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