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Matthew Murrell

Matthew Murrell has successfully helped individuals and businesses address complex disputes over a range of issues, including constitutional law, government regulations, contracts, fraud, patents, copyright, trade secrets, construction, licensing, employment, alcohol regulations, and antitrust.  Matthew understands that every client’s problem is unique and requires a tailored solution, and he has represented clients at nearly every stage of dispute resolution: from mediation and arbitration, to cases in state and federal trial courts, to appeals in the Federal Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
 
Matthew graduated with honors from Georgetown Law, where he was the Managing Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal (Georgetown's Law Review), a Senior Writing Fellow, and the winner of the William E. Leahy Moot Court Competition.  Before law school, Matthew was a public high school teacher for six years, coaching speech and debate and, in 2009, becoming part of an exclusive group who have won a state championship both as a competitor and as a coach.  After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Catharine Easterly on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was an associate at Reed & Scardino LLP in Austin.

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J.D., with honors, Georgetown University Law Center
 

B.A., Communication Studies, Southwest Texas State University
 

Law Clerk, Judge Catharine Easterly, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2012-2013
 

Director of Forensics & UIL Academic Coordinator, McNeil High School, 2003-2009

Representative Cases

  • Successfully represented a developer in state and federal court, defending it against multiple government agencies asserting the application of government regulations and seeking to stop a multi-million-dollar development based on those regulations.

  • Successfully represented a telecommunications company in the Federal Circuit against a multi-billion-dollar, multinational company on a mandamus issue.

  • Helped client investigate a construction defect in a major commercial construction project and contest an insurance company’s denial of the defect claim.

  • Successfully prevented the early dismissal of a telecommunications company’s patent case in a federal district court against a Fortune 500 company.

  • Successfully helped a client whose company had been acquired under fraudulent circumstances, leading to the unwinding of the merger and placing the company back under the control of the client.

  • Defended a telecommunications company in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on appeal from a multi-million dollar judgment against a private utility company.

  • Helped a company launch a trade secrets lawsuit against several former employees who took company documents and trade secrets and started a competing company.

  • Negotiated and drafted several agreements on behalf of a music venue with major record labels and musicians for the online distribution and broadcast of live music performances.

  • Helped a company determine the extent of liability of a former executive who had been commingling personal and company funds before she left the company.

Honors

  • State Bar of Texas

  • Contest Director, UIL Cross-Examination Debate Texas State Championships

  • Annual Presenter, University Interscholastic League Capital Conference

Professional Activities & Memberships

  • EON Corp. petitions Supreme Court for review of Federal Circuit’s expansive view of Rule 50 power, IPWatchdog, Nov. 7, 2016, http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/11/07/

  • This Is Real Hip-Hop: Hip-Hop’s Rejection of Paul Butler’s Let’s Get Free, 99 GEO. L. J. 1179 (2011)

  • Panel Presenter, Law & African American Cultural Productions, Association for the Study of Law,  Culture, & the Humanities 14th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2011