Partner, Cooley LLP
Matthew Kutcher is a former federal prosecutor with significant experience handling complex criminal cases, particularly involving fraud and corruption. Prior to his work as a prosecutor, Matthew developed 15 years of experience representing corporations, accounting firms and investment banks, as well as their officers, directors and executives in white collar, FCPA, EU and US trade sanctions, export controls, securities fraud and anti-competition proceedings before the DOJ, SEC and other federal agencies. Matthew’s background includes leading domestic and cross-border investigations resulting from regulatory and statutory violations, money laundering, corruption and fraud, environmental and whistleblower claims across numerous industries. Matthew combines his experience as an Assistant US Attorney and as a seasoned defense attorney to effectively navigate clients through complex investigations and criminal actions brought in state and federal courts. He has a known track record of resolving high-stakes issues for clients at the investigative stage, often before proceedings are initiated, but is always ready to take a case to trial.
Matthew’s practice also encompasses litigating civil cases in trials and appeals, where he has successfully defended clients in a range of class actions, shareholder litigation and general commercial disputes. He has also advised clients regarding their anti-corruption, trade sanctions and securities law compliance programs, including identifying risks associated with FCPA, trade sanctions and other global commercial transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and asset sales. In addition, Matthew has routinely provided trainings for clients around corporate compliance best practices in the energy, defense, aerospace and international sports industries.
Before his government service, Matthew was the chair of the local Chicago litigation department at Latham & Watkins where he was also a member of the firm’s white collar practice.