Matthew J. Moody

Associate

New York
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Matthew Moody is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on class action defense and securities litigation. He sees the big picture through often-complicated details of matters facing his clients.

Select Experience

  • As counsel to Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel, obtained several injunctions to prevent third-party litigators from diluting estate assets and defended a $7.2 billion settlement with the estate by defeating a putative class action attack on the settlement.
  • As part of a team representing a client involved in a real estate contractual dispute, Matthew has overseen document discovery, taken and defended depositions, defeated a motion for emergency discovery, and has been involved in all other aspects of the litigation.
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Experience

  • As counsel to Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel, obtained several injunctions to prevent third-party litigators from diluting estate assets and defended a $7.2 billion settlement with the estate by defeating a putative class action attack on the settlement.
  • As part of a team representing a client involved in a real estate contractual dispute, Matthew has overseen document discovery, taken and defended depositions, defeated a motion for emergency discovery, and has been involved in all other aspects of the litigation.
  • Contributed to two amicus briefs to the United States Supreme Court in the following class action matters:
    • Standard Fire Ins. Co. v. Knowles (2013) – Argued that a class action plaintiff cannot defeat federal jurisdiction merely by stipulating that he seeks less than the $5 million threshold of the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005, a position adopted by the Court.
    • Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (2013) – Argued in favor of the prevailing party’s position that evidence must be subject to the same admissibility standards at the class certification stage as at trial.

Services

Admissions

  • New York, 2008

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2007
  • B.S., University of Florida, 2004