Matthew D. Berkowitz

Matthew D. Berkowitz

2020 K Street NW
Suite 850
Washington, DC, 20006

Matthew D. Berkowitz is an experienced civil litigator with significant class action experience who represents businesses and professionals in complex disputes. At the trial and appellate levels, he has successfully defended clients in shareholder derivative suits, trademark infringement claims, breach of contract and negligence suits. He also has successfully defended clients accused of violating Federal & State Consumer Protection Acts, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Matt’s clients include construction companies, auto dealerships, and national restaurant and retail chains in complex tort actions. He also defends attorneys, architects, accountants, and other professionals accused of malpractice. In addition, Matt has defended insurance companies in complex coverage disputes involving toxic tort and environmental cases, and has represented clients in disputes involving medical malpractice, contracts, defamation, employment law, and real property. Furthermore, Matt maintains a Higher Education Law practice and regularly represents accrediting agencies & educational institutions.

Matt clerked for the Hon. Michael W. Farrell of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. At law school, where he graduated summa cum laude, Matt served as managing editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and was a member of the school’s moot court team.

Representative Experience

Speaking Engagements

  • “Heightened Scrutiny in Class Action Settlements,” AM Best Insurance Podcast, August 27, 2019
  • “Construction Law- Negotiating Key Contract Terms,” DC Bar, June 20, 2019
  • “Leveraging Rule 68 Offers of Judgement in Settlement Negotiations,” Strafford Webinar, May 29, 2019
  • “The Future of Class Action,” AM Best Insurance Podcast, April 8, 2019

Publications

Outside The Office

Matt is an avid hockey and baseball fan. When not working hard on a client’s case, he can often be found at a stadium or arena, or playing pick-up hockey. Matt also has been known to play a practical joke or two.