Matthew Salerno represents institutional and individual clients in their most sensitive and highest-stakes disputes, including crisis management, white collar investigations, complex commercial disputes, and bet-the-company litigations.
Combining keen negotiating and trial skills, Mr. Salerno delivers strategic counsel to clients in a range of investigations and litigation. He regularly navigates business-critical matters on behalf of many of the world’s leading banks, financial institutions, and brands, as well as corporate officers and executives.
Mr. Salerno draws on his mix of plaintiff and defense-side experience to develop effective case strategies for clients. His vast and varied white collar work includes Foreign Corrupt Practices (FCPA), insider trading, short-seller attacks, bribery, corruption, trading, and securities fraud matters. Mr. Salerno frequently advises on sovereign debt and securities matters involving government-owned entities. He also regularly handles trade secrets cases, breach of contracts disputes, and general tort matters, including defamation suits.
Mr. Salerno advises clients throughout all phases of state and federal investigations. Leveraging his broad experience working with government agencies and officers, he helps clients interact effectively with the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state attorneys general, congressional oversight panels, and the Special Counsel’s Office. He secures desired outcomes for clients both by negotiating favorable settlements and bringing cases to trial.
Mr. Salerno regularly advises clients on a pro bono basis, including in connection with immigration, domestic violence matters, and with respect to military veteran organizations.
Mr. Salerno previously served as a member of the firm’s Associates Committee, a firm leadership body comprising associates and partners that manages associate reviews and development as well as partnership recommendations, as well as the firm’s Mentoring Committee.