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Matthew L Larrabee

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Matthew L. Larrabee has more than 30 years of experience in trial and appellate practice and currently serves as Chair of Dechert’s global litigation practice group. He has served as lead trial counsel for many leading businesses in the financial services, mutual fund, hedge fund, technology and health care industries.


Member, American Bar Association; Member, American Law Institute


University of California, Davis, B.A., 1977, with Honors; University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1980, Thurston Honor Society, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Law Journal

United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Dechert LLP’s commercial litigation team is ‘highly responsive, well equipped and focused in its engagements’. In a significant move, Christina Guerola Sarchio joined the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; she brings an exceptional class action practice and notable trial expertise, complementing the department’s already significant trial capabilities. In a high-profile engagement, Andrew Levander, Linda Goldstein and Nicolle Jacoby are representing Fox News Network in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases. Other leading partners in the team include litigation chair Matthew Larrabee, cross-border insolvency expert Dennis Hranitzky, Los Angeles office managing partner William Oxley and Philadephia-based Steven Bizar, who is ‘uniquely skilled in his ability to address highly complex matters in a manner that is consumable by all interested parties’.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Dechert LLPprovides excellent levels of service from experts in the law and dogged fighters for their clients’ interests’. The firm has ‘star power among its senior talent’, which includes firm chairman Andrew Levander, who last year argued an appeal for Rockstar Games. David Kistenbroker, who practices in both New York and Chicago, is global head of the securities litigation practice. With Joni Jacobsen in Chicago, he represented Asanko Gold in a 10b-5 class action in which plaintiffs alleged the company made false or misleading statements about mineral resource estimates. The same team secured the dismissal of a 10b-5 case for Anavex Life Sciences and former executives that centered on claims that they misled investors about the efficacy of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug to artificially inflate the price of its stock. Global litigation head Matthew Larrabee in New York and key partner Michael Kichline in Philadelphia are also recommended.

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