Matthew B. Nazareth
Matthew Nazareth is a Senior Associate in the Trial and Litigation Practice Group. He participates in all aspects of litigation in California state and federal courts, as well as appeals in the California Courts of Appeal and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has served as second chair at trials.
Matthew’s experience includes:
- Prepare motions, draft written discovery and responses
- Review and prepare document productions,
- Take and defend lay and expert depositions
- Represent clients at mediations and settlement conferences, negotiate and draft settlement agreements
- Prepare appellate records, draft appellate briefs, draft writ petitions, and argue at appellate oral argument
Matthew has handled litigation matters in a variety of areas of substantive law, including breach of contract, residential and commercial real estate, unfair competition law, trade secret misappropriation, insurance, class and representative actions, ERISA, FDCPA, discrimination, independent contractor misclassification, and the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act. He has also advised and counseled on employment law issues, including employee handbooks, wage and hour, hiring, and termination issues.
Matthew also worked in the Federal Pro Se Clinic of Public Counsel of Los Angeles, where he performed intake and gave procedural advice to pro se litigants, drafted research memoranda on diverse areas of substantive law, drafted pleadings, and conducted settlement conferences.
After graduating from law school, Matthew clerked for Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne H. Segal of the District Court for the Central District of California. He drafted Reports and Recommendations, researched issues for discovery disputes and settlement conferences, and attended discovery hearings and criminal arraignments.
Honors and Awards
- New York University School of Law — Moot Court board, coach and competitor; C.V. Starr Scholarship; Mock Trial Teacher and Treasurer for High School Law Institute; Mediator and Coach for Mediation Organization; Vice Chair of South Asian Law Student Association
- University of California at Los Angeles — Dean’s Honors List for two semesters, Sigma Pi Alumni Scholarship, Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Co-Founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy at UCLA
- New York University, School of LawJD, 2011
- University of California at Los AngelesBA, Political Science, 2008