Matthew Kutcher is Chair of the firm’s Chicago office Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. He represents corporate and individual clients in internal investigations and litigation brought in federal and state courts. He has a proven record of successfully resolving complex and critical matters via dispositive motions, at trial and at the investigative stage, before the initiation of proceedings.
Mr. Kutcher’s practice focuses on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), United States trade sanctions, securities fraud and anti-competition laws in proceedings before the United States Department of Justice, Securities & Exchange Commission and other federal agencies. He also routinely advises clients on anti-corruption, trade sanctions and securities laws compliance programs, and on FCPA, trade sanctions, and other global commercial compliance risks associated with mergers, acquisitions and asset sales. In addition, Mr. Kutcher represents clients in a variety of areas of civil litigation in federal and state courts at both the trial and appeals levels, including class action defense, shareholder litigation and commercial contract disputes.
Mr. Kutcher also devotes considerable time to representing clients in pro bono matters, including several cases for prisoners who have been the victim of excessive force and deliberate indifference to serious medical needs and contract disputes for arts organizations.
In addition, Mr. Kutcher has served in a number of management roles at the firm, including serving on the firm’s Paralegal Analyst and Consultant Committee and Training and Career Enhancement Committee.
Mr. Kutcher is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the Southern District of New York.