Matthew J. Kokot is an associate in Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP’s New York office. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, such as breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and post-judgment enforcement. Matthew has also represented individuals and financial institutions in criminal investigations.
Prior to joining Pierce Bainbridge, Matthew was an associate at Kobre & Kim LLP, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and a law clerk for the Honorable Joseph E. Irenas of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. During law school, Matthew was a legal intern in the Labor Relations Department of Major League Baseball.
Matthew received his Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and served as the Executive Writing and Research Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems.
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Secured over US $ 100 million for Chevron in successfully enforcing an investment treaty arbitration award against a sovereign nation.
Secured a settlement of $40 million against a major financial institution for fraudulent statements made by bank employees.
Served as Independent Examiner for the U.S. Department of Justice in their investigation of a major Israeli bank.
Represented a major international financial institution in an investigation into the rigging of foreign exchange markets.
Represented a private equity fund in defending against a lawsuit brought by creditors of a portfolio company.
Represented the National Basketball Association in arbitration against a player for use of performance enhancing drugs.
J.D., Columbia Law School
B.A., Haverford College
State Bar of New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
Kobre & Kim LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton