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

Matt Kaiser helps two kinds of clients: people who are facing a crisis that threatens their reputation, livelihood, or liberty; and lawyers, or their clients, who need counsel about issues involving professional responsibility or legal malpractice.

As a former assistant federal public defender, Matt has substantial litigation and courtroom experience. He also has substantial experience resolving cases or controversies outside of the courtroom. In 2018 he was named by Super Lawyers as one of the 100 top lawyers in Washington, D.C. He has been described by Fox News as a “top notch white collar defense lawyer” and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in White-Collar Criminal Defense.

Matt is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches professional responsibility. Matt has also spoken to lawyers about legal ethics and professional responsibility in the United States and internationally.

Matt is active in the legal community. Highlights include:

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University, 2013 to the present
  • Member, ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, 2018 to the present
  • Vice-Chair and member of the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility, 2016 to the present
  • President of the Bar Association of DC, 2017-2018
  • Secretary of the D.C. Bar’s Board of Governors, 2014-2015
  • Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Barrister, Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
  • Member, Barristers
  • Trial Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Before founding KaiserDillon PLLC, Matt practiced at Williams & Connolly and Zuckerman Spaeder. After law school, he clerked for United States District Court Judge Catherine 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

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

Matt Kaiser and Justin Dillon in The Washington Post: The Education Department wants to make campus sexual misconduct hearings fairer. It should go further.

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed: Minnesota’s Failed Football Boycott Was a Blow to Fairness in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

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

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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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Will hiring a lawyer make me look guilty? – Matt Kaiser

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What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury? – Matt Kaiser

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How Do Federal Sentencing Guidelines Work? – Matt Kaiser

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Should I sue my lawyer? – Matt Kaiser

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If I’m being threatened with a lawsuit by someone in my life and it would be embarrassing, do I really need a lawyer? – Matt Kaiser

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If I’m under investigation by the government, how long will it take? – Matt Kaiser

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I think the firm I want to sue would rather settle than go public. Am I right? – Matt Kaiser

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What should I do while I’m under investigation? – Matt Kaiser

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Can I just explain what happened to the grand jury? – Matt Kaiser

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Can I travel while I’m under investigation by the federal government? – Matt Kaiser

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Will the fear of bad publicity pressure the other side to settle right away? – Matt Kaiser

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Matt Kaiser
Partner

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

Some of the matters that Mr. Kaiser has handled include:

  • Represented a key witness in the Special Counsel’s prosecution of Paul Manafort.
  • Sued the Georgia Secretary of State for violating the voting rights of Georgians.
  • Represented numerous high net worth people in discrete resolutions of varied kinds of alleged wrongdoing.
  • Represented attorneys in negotiations and litigation about law firm departures.
  • Represented lawyers and clients in fee disputes and legal malpractice litigation.
  • Represented a Congressional employee in connection with an investigation by the SEC and DOJ into possible insider trading charges on political intelligence.
  • Represented government officials in the executive and legislative branches in connection with investigations of potential. wrongdoing by the Department of Justice, Inspector General Offices, and congressional committees.
  • Represented a number of people in federal courts in connection with allegations of securities, commodities, tax, government contracting, bankruptcy, and health care fraud.
  • Served as an expert witness multiple times on varied issues of professional responsibility.

Matt Kaiser
Partner

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