About J Matthew W. Haws

Matthew Haws is a litigator for large and midsize financial services firms in the securities and commodities trading industries. A decisive advocate and effective problem solver, Matthew analyzes complex disputes in emerging areas of the law and uses his experience to find solutions that fit each case. Then he takes on planning and drafting strategies up to arguing motions in federal appellate courts.

Experience can be decisive when arguing in federal courts

Matthew has been the lead associate in nationwide litigation. As the direct client contact and strategic leader for several important cases, he earned big wins for his clients. He has also prepared and participated in dozens of depositions and argued major dispositive motions. He has even argued twice before the United States Appeals Court for the Seventh Circuit.

Matthew's general commercial litigation practice stretches across many industries. These include private equity, transportation and healthcare. He works with clients around the country on collection matters, contract disputes and more, either as plaintiff or defendant.

In addition, Matthew has experience in individual and derivative suits alleging violations of state and federal securities laws as well as internal and regulatory investigations. These include enforcement proceedings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and self-regulatory bodies. He also represents broker-dealers and futures commission merchants in civil suits by receivers and individual investors.

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Practice Focus

  • Litigation
  • Securities and litigation enforcement
  • Product and tort liability litigation
  • Financial services litigation