Matthew L. Kutcher

  • 330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2800
  • Chicago, IL 60611
  • USA

Matthew Kutcher is Chair of the Litigation Department and a member of the White Collar Defense & 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 appellate level, 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 Latham & Watkins, including serving on the firm’s Paralegal Analyst and Consultant Committee and Training and Career Enhancement Committee.


Mr. Kutcher’s experience includes representation of:

  • A global corporation in a variety of investigations involving potential corruption, trade sanctions and environmental matters
  • Global equipment manufacturer in investigation of possible FCPA violations
  • Pharmaceutical company in internal investigation regarding potential whistleblower claims
  • Corporate compliance policies and providing training for clients in the energy, defense, aerospace and international sports sectors
  • Leading energy company on the FCPA and trade sanctions implications of an acquisition of a foreign company
  • Hong Kong based gaming corporation and an individual director in a shareholder dispute brought by US investors
  • Securities class action brought against a Chinese company involved in distributing a popular video game in China
  • Two global accounting firm partners in proceedings brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission involving auditor independence and complex derivative accounting
  • One of the world’s largest truck manufacturers in a securities class action related to the company’s restatement of financials
  • Securities claims brought against financial institution stemming from bankruptcy of a global energy company*

*completed prior to joining the firm.