About Matt

Matt Segal is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group with a focus on internal investigations, white-collar crime, and antitrust matters. Matt has 24 years of experience in government investigations and prosecutions. Matt offers corporate and individual clients a seasoned insider’s deep understanding of how the U.S. Department of Justice approaches business organizations and their leaders.

Before joining the firm, Matt was Chief of the Special Prosecutions Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California. Matt’s work included complex financial frauds, corporate racketeering, tax evasion, environmental law, employee disloyalty, and computer hacking and intellectual property (CHIP) cases. Matt oversaw the Eastern District of California’s participation in the Antitrust Division’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF). Earlier, Matt was a Trial Attorney in the Antitrust Division, where he investigated and prosecuted international cartels, bid rigging, and public corruption. Matt has received the Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General’s Award of Distinction.

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  • Defending antitrust cases related to forestry, seafood, real estate, and federal procurement.
  • Successfully persuaded prosecutors to dismiss unwarranted criminal charges against a commercial forestry company.
  • Supervised U.S. Attorney’s Office role in PCSF investigation related to bid-rigging and bribery in California Department of Transportation contracting.
  • Supervised and defending government investigations related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
  • Supervised criminal investigations related to the Clean Air Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
  • United States v. Alexandre Cazes. Supervised the Eastern District of California CHIP unit in its landmark indictment and arrest of Alexandre Cazes for his role as the administrator of AlphaBay, the largest dark net marketplace in history.
  • United States v. Silas Duane Boston. Federal prosecution of two murders committed off the coast of Guatemala in 1978. Agencies involved included the FBI, Sacramento Police Department, and the Greater Manchester Police Department (UK).
  • United States v. Frederick Scott Salyer. RICO and antitrust case against Scott Salyer, the CEO and owner of SK Foods, a grower, processor, and international seller of tomato paste and other processed agricultural products.
  • United States v. Steven Zinnel and Derian Eidson. Bankruptcy concealment and money-laundering case against business owner and attorney.
  • United States v. Michael Bolden and Christopher Jackson. Investment fraud case in which the defendants defrauded 240 people out of approximately $37 million.
  • United States v. Matthew Keys. Computer-hacking case against a former employee of a large press organization.
  • United States v. William Murray. Fraud case against a CPA who stole approximately $13 million from over 50 clients.
  • United States v. Donald M. Wanland. Criminal tax case against an attorney.
  • United States v. Sierra Pacific Industries (“Moonlight Fire”). Civil negligence case against a forestry company. Defendant attempted to use allegations of prosecutorial misconduct to vacate a settlement worth over $100 million.
  • United States v. Austin “Sonny” Shelton. Program fraud and bid-rigging case against a cabinet-level official in the Government of Guam.
  • United States v. Bayer AG. German corporation agreed to pay $4.7 million for fixing the price of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR).
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Exceptional Service Award, National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys
  • Antitrust Division Assistant Attorney General’s Award of Distinction

Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, Jewish Community Relations Council of Sacramento, 2022–2023
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