Overview

About Matt

Matt Segal is a partner in the firm’s Litigation group with a focus on internal investigations, white-collar crime, and criminal 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 was brought on to several cases to successfully help defend attorneys facing allegations of professional misconduct. 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 Assistant Attorney General’s Award of Distinction.

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Experience

Experience

  • 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

Honors & Activities

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