Matt Kaiser
Partner

mkaiser@kaiserdillon.com | P (202) 640-2850

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 the President-Elect of the Bar Association of DC, and has served in various capacities with the District of Columbia Bar.

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.

Education
  • 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
Government Service
  • 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 in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Justin Dillon Publishes Op-Ed on Lawnews.com: Why We Are Suing the Government on Behalf of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: How to Punish Campus Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Editorial in LA Times: Why It’s Unfair for Colleges to Use Outside Investigators in Rape Cases.

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish Op-ed in The Weekly Standard: The Campus Sex Scene: How Congress Can Make It Worse

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 are

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in San Diego Union-Tribune: California Bill Won’t Solve Sexual Assault Problem on Campus

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Boston Herald: College Courts Flunks Fairness Test

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Article for Time Magazine: Some Rules about Consent are “Unfair” to Male Students”

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish an Editorial in the Wall Street Journal: The White House Flunks a Test on Sexual Assault

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon Publish a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times: The Rights of the Accused

What Not to Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation – Matt Kaiser

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How Does Immunity Work in a Federal Criminal Case? – Matt Kaiser

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Do I Have to Talk to a Federal Grand Jury? – Matt Kaiser

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Targets, Subjects, and Witnesses in Federal Investigations – Matt Kaiser

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Can I Get Out of Jail While My Federal Criminal Appeal is Pending? – Matt Kaiser

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What Is Necessary for an Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim? – Matt Kaiser

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Do You Need a Lawyer if You were Served a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena? – Matt Kaiser

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How Long Does a Federal Criminal Appeal Take? – Matt Kaiser

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Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement? – Matt Kaiser

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What Are the Ways You Can Challenge a Federal Criminal Conviction? – Matt Kaiser

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What Issues Can You Raise in a Federal Criminal Appeal? – Matt Kaiser

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How Does Federal Sentencing Work? – Matt Kaiser

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What Happens in an Appeal in a Federal Criminal Case? – Matt Kaiser

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How Do the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Work For Fraud Cases? – Matt Kaiser

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What Happens Before A Sentence Is Imposed In Federal Court? – Matt Kaiser

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Can You Overturn a Guilty Verdict in a Federal Criminal Appeal? – Matt Kaiser

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How Does Cooperating with Federal Law Enforcement Work? – Matt Kaiser

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How Do Federal Conspiracy Charges Work? – Matt Kaiser

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I Entered a Guilty Plea in a Federal Criminal Case. Can I Withdraw my Plea? – Matt Kaiser

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What Should You Do If You’ve Been Convicted of a Federal Crime – Matt Kaiser

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Advice for People Facing Federal Criminal Charges – Matt Kaiser

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If I’m Charged with a Federal Crime, Should I Plead or Go to Trial? – Matt Kaiser

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