Matthew D. LaBrie
Matthew LaBrie joined Ropes & Gray in 2015 as an associate in the Boston litigation department. He is currently on assignment to the London office. His practice focuses on complex commercial disputes and data privacy. In his litigation practice, Matthew is responsible for conducting all aspects of discovery, drafting motions and briefs, performing due diligence and risk analysis, taking depositions, and arguing motions. In his data privacy practice, Matthew coordinates all aspects of data-breach response for international corporations as well as represents companies in litigation and investigation stemming from data-breaches. Matthew works with a diverse group of clients, including hedge funds, private equity firms, medical device manufactures, public companies and their officers and directors, government contractors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Matthew maintains an active pro bono practice which includes representing victims of sex trafficking and seeking recourse for violations of federal and state anti-trafficking laws in federal court and the Supreme Court of the United States. Matthew also maintains a robust pro bono family law practice, successfully appearing before multiple judges.
Prior to joining the firm, Matthew served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Beryl A. Howell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and was senior staff on the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy. Matthew also defended indigent juveniles in Washington, D.C. Superior Court as a member of the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic.
- Regularly conducts and coordinates data security incident investigations for international corporations across a variety of industries, applying United States, European Union (GDPR), and International law.
- Counsels companies regarding data security compliance programs, data privacy, and collection practices.
- Successfully represented health care technology company in a putative class action alleging violations of the TCPA’s junk fax rule.
- Successfully represented medical device manufacturer in a highly-technical arbitration over manufacturing and distribution rights.
- Represented a private equity firm in responding to formal investigations conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Assisted in depositions, negotiations, and fact development.
- Represented a medical device manufacturer in responding to a civil investigation and a third party subpoena by the Department of Justice regarding alleged healthcare fraud.
- Represented an airfreight cargo carrier against Sherman Act price-fixing claims in a putative class action lawsuit.
- Represented the Special Committee of a public company’s Board of Directors in responding to a shareholder derivate demand concerning director compensation.
- Successfully represented client in motions practice and an evidentiary hearing, conducting both direct and cross examinations and deposing opposing party.
- Jane Doe v. Backpage.com – Counsel to victims of sex trafficking in Petition for Certiorari to the Supreme Court asserting that the Communications Decency Act does not shield a website operator from liability for participating in the commercial sex trafficking of minors.
- Contributor, “Massachusetts Courtroom Advocacy (Preparation for Civil Trial in Massachusetts),” MCLE, Inc. (Third Edition 2017) (July 12, 2017)
- Author, “The Common Interest Privilege,” American Bar Association: Trial Evidence Newsletter (September 2014)