Matthew Collette has over 30 years of litigation experience in both appellate and trial courts. He has argued over 80 federal appellate cases, appearing in every federal circuit. His wide-ranging experience in complex civil litigation includes constitutional matters, administrative law, commercial litigation, national security law, sovereign immunity, transportation law, admiralty, and environmental law (including the Deepwater Horizon litigation). He brings to bear unmatched expertise in high-stakes disputes involving multifaceted, complicated legal questions. In addition to representing clients in appellate and post-trial proceedings, he also counsels clients on regulatory issues and offers strategic advice for resolving matters without litigation.
Before joining Massey & Gail, Mr. Collette served as Deputy Director of the Appellate Staff of the Civil Division at the United States Department of Justice and as Senior Counsel to the Associate Attorney General. In that capacity he briefed, argued, and supervised some of the government’s most sensitive and important cases. His DOJ portfolio also included information technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, and the DOJ budget.