Kathryn E. Matthews

Practice Area: Commercial Litigation

Kathryn Matthews is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation practice with over twenty years of experience litigating complex securities and other business disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. She regularly represents clients in high-stakes litigation involving complex financial products and transactions. Kathryn’s practice encompasses public companies, their directors and officers, and private investors in all stages of litigation in federal and state courts throughout the country, as well as before arbitration panels and in mediations. Most recently, Kathryn helped the FDIC in its capacity as receiver for various banks that failed during the financial crisis, as well as other large institutional investors, recover hundreds of millions of dollars in litigation arising from the purchase of mortgage-backed securities. She has represented clients in diverse industries including banking, reinsurance, media, retail, and financial services.


JD, magna cum laude, New York University School of Law

BA, magna cum laude, Georgetown University


New York; Second Circuit; Ninth Circuit

Southern District of New York

Western District of New York

Prior Experience

Kathryn began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Lawrence M. McKenna in the Southern District of New York. She then joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP as an associate in the litigation department. Before joining MSF in 2021, Kathryn was a partner at Grais & Ellsworth LLP, a specialized plaintiff-side litigation firm in New York.