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A business damaged by its lawyer’s negligence in bet-the-company litigation. A lawyer trying to learn how to run her law firm and comply with her ethical obligations. A former federal employee being hauled before a Congressional committee based on allegations he broke the law. A stockbroker accused of bilking his clients.
These are Matt Kaiser’s clients: people and companies who need sophisticated, savvy, and discrete help when the stakes are high. Matt also helps lawyers, or former clients of lawyers, with cases involving legal ethics or malpractice. Matt represents people – mainly federal officials or others who work with or in the federal government – with investigations by federal agencies or Congress.
In his legal ethics and malpractice practice, Matt has represented companies and individuals with claims against their prior lawyers. And he’s advised lawyers on how to comply with their ethical obligations. Matt also has litigated law firm dissolutions.
Matt teaches legal ethics at Georgetown University Law Center as an adjunct professor. He serves on the Board on Professional Responsibility, a nine-member board appointed by the D.C. Court of Appeals that adjudicates cases of attorney misconduct and is responsible for administering D.C.’s disciplinary system for attorneys.
Matt has also been described by Fox News as a “top notch white collar defense lawyer.” He has helped people charged in federal court with health care fraud, securities fraud, tax offenses, export control charges, and other federal crimes. He’s represented clients in investigations by Congress, the FBI, the Secret Service, postal inspectors, and a number of Inspector General Offices.
Matt is a member of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court and teaches trial skills to other lawyers with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Matt is active in the District of Columbia legal community. He is currently the President of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, which he has previously served in various capacities. Matt has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© four years in a row in the category Criminal Defense: White-Collar.
Before founding KaiserDillon PLLC, Matt practiced at some of the best litigation firms in the country – Williams & Connolly LLP and Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. He also worked in the Maryland Federal Public Defender’s Office and clerked for United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake.
- J.D., The Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude. Senior Articles Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal
- M.A., Tulane University
- B.A., The College of Wooster
- Assistant Federal Public Defender, Maryland Federal Public Defender's Office
- Clerkship, The Honorable Catherine C. Blake, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed: Minnesota’s Failed Football Boycott Was a Blow to Fairness in Campus Sexual Assault HearingsDecember 20, 2016
Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.April 21, 2016
Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer DoctrineNovember 16, 2015
Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual AssaultNovember 14, 2015
Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a CrimeNovember 11, 2015
Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.September 16, 2015
Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’September 14, 2015
Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It WorseAugust 6, 2015
Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-ed in The Washington Post: We’ve defended lots of campus sexual assault cases, so we know just how unfair they areJuly 24, 2015
Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of ReformNovember 14, 2014
Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on CampusSeptember 3, 2014
Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness TestAugust 16, 2014
Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”May 15, 2014
Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual AssaultMay 5, 2014
Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the AccusedApril 28, 2014