Overview Experience Events News Intelligence Matthew R. Lynch Special Counsel mlynch foley.com Download vCard Matthew Lynch is special counsel and a litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he represents and counsels clients in a wide variety of complex business disputes, including shareholder and securities disputes, construction litigation, insolvency proceedings, civil appeals, class actions, and all types of contract and statutory claims. Mr. Lynch is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Construction, Consumer Financial Services, and Privacy, Security & Information Management Practices. Prior to joining Foley, Mr. Lynch served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Melloy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Mr. Lynch has also worked as an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, in Washington, D.C. Representative Experience Insurer Delinquency Proceedings Involving Ambac Assurance Corp.: Assisted in representation of the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance in the rehabilitation of a segregated account of Ambac Assurance Corporation, the largest insurer rehabilitation in Wisconsin history. Matter gave rise to multiple state appellate decisions and federal district court decisions, all of which upheld the positions of the Commissioner. Multiple Shareholder Representations: Represented various types of shareholders in multiple shareholder disputes, all of which were successfully resolved without trial and without judicial dissolution of the company. Class Action Representations: Assisted in representations of companies facing lawsuits by plaintiffs who assert claims on behalf of nationwide or statewide classes. General Contractor Representations: Represented general contractor for large-scale renewable energy projects across North America in various subcontractor disputes that were successfully resolved without trial. Represented Wisconsin general contractor in successful litigation against its subcontractor, which resulted in court order for reimbursement of client’s attorney fees. Publications Mr. Lynch has authored legal works published in the Iowa Law Review and the First Amendment Law Review, and has co-authored articles for the LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis series and Law360. He has also authored articles on privacy litigation (Wisconsin Lawyer, September 2013), litigation of shareholder disputes in closely held companies (Wisconsin Lawyer, June 2014), and insurer delinquency proceedings (Best’s Review, July 2014). A lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who felt the team’s general manager was misunderstood by the media, Mr. Lynch authored a three-part feature series, Seeing the Draft Through Ted Thompson’s Eyes (2016), which was published on the most heavily trafficked Packers fan site on the web. Education Mr. Lynch graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with highest honors (J.D., 2006), where he was elected to Order of the Coif and served as senior articles editor for the Iowa Law Review. Mr. Lynch earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin, where he served as an editor, reporter, and columnist for the daily student newspaper. Recognition Mr. Lynch has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of commercial litigation and construction litigation. In 2012 – 2016, Mr. Lynch was included in the Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® list for his work in business litigation. He was named to the In Business Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2015. Admissions and Professional Memberships Mr. Lynch is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits. Mr. Lynch is the president of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund, which supports programs providing legal assistance to Wisconsin residents who would otherwise have to navigate family law, disability rights, and other challenging areas of civil law on their own.