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Matthew Tolve

Matthew Tolve

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Managing Associate, Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement
San Francisco, CA, USA


Matthew Tolve is resident in the San Francisco office and a member of the Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Group.

Prior to law school, Mr. Tolve worked for four years as an economic consultant in Washington, D.C., where he helped prepare expert witness testimony for proceedings in U.S. Tax Court and the Tax Court of Canada. During that time, he completed the Chartered Financial Analyst program and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Select Publications

  • Co-author, "Honey, You Did What? SEC Charges Yet Another Spouse with Insider Trading," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (April 8, 2014).
  • Co-author, "Back to the Drawing Board: the SEC Loses Another Insider Trading Trial," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (January 14, 2014).
  • Co-author, "NBA Team Owner Mark Cuban 'Talks Trash' After Defense Verdict," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (October 29, 2013).
  • Co-author, "Second Circuit to Issuers: You Need Not Disclose Every Single Asset in Your Registration Statements," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (October 1, 2013).
  • Co-author, "Where There's Thunder, There's Lightning: SEC's Investigation of IBM's Cloud Computing Accounting May Be a Harbinger of a New Enforcement Focus," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (August 8, 2013).
  • Co-author, "Rare Securities Trial Over Credit Crises Claims Results in Defense Verdict," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (June 4, 2013).
  • Co-author, "Seventh Circuit Remands for Possible Rule 11 Sanction on Counsel That Filed to Aqequately Investigate Confidential Witnesses," Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter (June 2013).
  • Co-author, "Say Hello to My Imaginary Friend! Judge Posner, Seventh Circuit Issue Stern Warning to Plaintiffs' Firms For Again Citing Bogus Confidential Witnesses," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (April 2, 2013).
  • Co-author, "Federal Court Concludes Much of SEC Claims Against Nicor Gas Executives are Full of Gas," Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (September 4, 2012).
  • Co-author, "And the Whistle Blows..." Orrick's Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog (May 1, 2012).

Admitted In

  • California

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court
  • Northern District of California

Practices

• Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement

Education

  • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California, Davis School of Law, 2009
  • B.A., Summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa, Economics and History, Colby College, 2002

Externships

  • Hon. Jo-Lynne Lee, Superior Court of California, County of Alameda
  • Tax Division, Office of the City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco

Honors

  • Executive Editor, UC Davis Law Review, 2008-2009
  • Academic Excellence (Securities Regulation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Constitutional Law, Bankruptcy & Federal Elections)
  • Deborah J. Frick Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Business Law

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • CFA Institute
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