Matthew M. Morrissey



Matthew M. Morrissey litigates claims in federal and state courts throughout the country. Matt represents clients in commercial disputes, class actions, internal investigations and financial services litigation. He is also frequently called upon to represent clients in regulatory and enforcement actions involving federal, state and municipal authorities.

Matt is a contributor to the firm's SEC Law Perspectives Blog, which provides reports, discussions, and analyses on noteworthy trends in enforcement and regulatory activity of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other agencies, such as the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Matt maintains an active pro bono practice. He has represented pro bono clients in Section 1983 civil rights cases as well as claims arising under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act. He has also served as a volunteer at a Chicago legal aid clinic where he advised pro bono clients on a variety of civil and criminal matters.


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2010, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • Miami University, B.A., 2007, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • The People's Music School, Founding Member of the Junior Board (2013–Present)