Biography

Matthew C. Solomon is a partner in Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP’s Washington, D.C. office.  Matt advises corporate, financial institution, private fund and individual clients on securities enforcement and litigation, general complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense.  He regularly practices before the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FINRA and other domestic and foreign regulators.

Before joining Cleary, Mr. Solomon was the Chief Litigation Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Prior to that, Mr. Solomon served at DOJ, among other positions, as Chief of the Fraud Unit for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Counsel to the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section.

Mr. Solomon clerked for the Honorable James Robertson, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown Law and his B.A. magna cum laude from Wesleyan University.  

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