Matthew Burn


  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, 2009
  • MSt (Medieval History), University of Oxford, 2008
  • BA, University of Oxford, 2007


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2012
  • Executive Board, Financial Services Lawyers Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Matthew Burn


Matthew Burn is a member of Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group, based in London. Matthew’s practice focuses on corporate and financial crime defence, contentious regulatory matters and internal investigations. Matthew has extensive experience advising both corporations and individuals facing complex cross-border investigations and prosecutions relating to allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud and other types of misconduct or regulatory failings.

Matthew was previously seconded to a global financial institution and a leading professional services firm to assist with internal and regulatory investigations.

Matthew joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 from a Magic Circle firm in London.


Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray:

  • Advised a major financial institution in relation to a multi-jurisdictional investigation into bribery and money-laundering
  • Advised and represented a leading professional services firm on an FRC investigation
  • Advised senior executives at a leading British retail corporation in a high profile investigation
  • Advised and represented a major financial institution on the SFO's investigation and prosecutions in relation to alleged benchmark manipulation
  • Advised a major financial institution in relation to an FCA investigation into alleged systems and controls failings
  • Advised and represented a major financial institution on the SFO's investigation in relation to alleged FX manipulation
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a major financial institution into potential systems and controls failings


  • Cited, “Eight Petitions Filed on PTAB Day One; Challenging Patents Under New AIA Rules,” Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (September 18, 2012)
  • Quoted, “Judge Hacks IP Claims Against ProShares ETF System,” Law360 (April 20, 2012)
  • Co-author, “Regulations on Medical Device Excise Tax Proposed,” Tax Planning International: Indirect Taxes, Bloomberg BNA (February 2012)
  • Denise L. Loring and Diana Santos, “Statutory Patent Reform and Its Effect on Patent Infringement Litigation,” Practising Law Institute, Patent Litigation 2011 Program (November 2011)
  • Contributor, “How to Deal with LinkedIn Recommendations,” Ignites (September 2, 2011)


  • Moderator, “Health Care Fraud,” White Collar Crime and Corporate Governance Conference (April 18, 2012)
  • Presenter, “IAA Compliance Workshop,” Investment Adviser Association (December 6, 2011)
  • Panelist, “Parallel Universes: Best and Worst Practices in Valuation,” Houlihan Lokey's 4th Annual Alternative Investing Summit Series (May 24, 2011)
  • “Clinical Trials Disclosure and Reporting Compliance: State Laws,” Strafford Legal Webinar (March 31, 2011)
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