Matthew Stockl is an associate and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization Practice.
Prior to joining Foley, Matt clerked for the Honorable Janet S. Baer at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Matt additionally served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert E. Littlefield, Jr. (Chief Judge) at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York, and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Cecelia G. Morris at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
Matt has been selected for inclusion on the Illinois Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list every year since 2019 for his work in the field of bankruptcy. Matt has also received Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2022).
In 2017, Matt was one of 40 bankruptcy attorneys in the country selected to participate in the fifth annual National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ (“NCBJ”) Next Generation Program. The NCBJ created the program as a way to identify a small group of up-and-coming bankruptcy attorneys who “demonstrate legal excellence in the practice of bankruptcy law; demonstrate a commitment to the continued educational development of bankruptcy professionals and professional activities that will benefit the public, members of the bar and the court system; and display a serious commitment to principles of civility, ethics and professionalism.”*
Matt earned his law degree from Albany Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2009), where he was the note & comment editor for the Albany Law Review. While at Albany Law School, he was also director of competitions for the Moot Court Board and was elected to the Order of Barristers. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (2004) in international business from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Matt is admitted to practice in California, Illinois and New York. He is also admitted in the United States District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Matt is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Association of Business Trial Lawyers.
Matt participates in the CARE (Credit Abuse Resistance Education) Program. Matt also volunteered with Chicago’s Legal Prep Charter Academy, teaching trial advocacy, legal reasoning skills, and awareness of the legal profession to high school students.
Matt is fluent in Spanish and French.
*The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.