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Matteo J. Rosselli

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  • Matt was named for inclusion to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service for lawyers under 40, since 2014.

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2005

  • Editor, Boston University Law Review

B.A., summa cum laude, Wagner College, 2002

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 2007
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2011
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Matteo J. Rosselli is a litigation attorney focusing on complex commercial disputes.

Matt focuses his practice on representing clients in general commercial litigation in federal and state courts, as well as in arbitration and regulatory enforcement matters.  He has represented Fortune 500 and middle-market companies, financial institutions, real estate developers, and private investment funds in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, licensing, employment, and shareholder suits.  Matt also assists clients in intellectual property matters in federal court, including trademark and copyright claims.

Matt is regularly called upon to handle employment litigation matters for Olshan’s Employment Litigation Group and has significant experience litigating restrictive covenant disputes, wage-and-hour litigations, and breach of fiduciary duty claims in both federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Olshan, Matt was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and law clerk to the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

  • Represent US Polo Association, the national governing body for the sport of polo, in multiple matters arising out of long-running trademark dispute with Ralph Lauren.
  • Represented leading manufacturer of body armor in action against former employees and their new employer for breaches of restrictive covenants and misappropriation of confidential information.
  • Represented IDX Capital LLC in a six-week jury trial in State Supreme Court in Manhattan after which the jury awarded IDX, and two of its former principals, $8.25 million, including punitive damages, against two former business associates whose actions doomed a potential $25 million buyout of the firm by Knight Capital Group Inc.
  • Represented corporate board of directors in state court action in which shareholder sought to enjoin the board’s decisions to effect a self-tender offer, to delist from the NYSE, and to deregister from SEC reporting.
  • Represented video game maker in state court action for breach of contract against an inventory bartering company for failure to deliver advertising time in exchange for video game inventory.
  • Represented property developer in multi-week arbitration to recover unpaid rent and excess charges incurred by the developer in the construction of a big-box retail store.
  • Represented property owner in state court action brought by real estate broker who sought to enjoin the owner’s $64-million sale of property in Lower Manhattan.
  • Represented hedge fund in action by investor seeking to recover for investment losses stemming from allegedly imprudent investments.
  • Represented hedge fund in state court actions to recover on promissory notes issued by defaulting companies.
  • Represented Big Four accounting firm in connection with federal securities fraud action and related regulatory inquiries stemming from a restatement by its audit client.
  • Represented Fortune 50 company at trial before the U.S. Tax Court regarding the tax classification of inter-company agreements among international affiliates exceeding $3 billion.
  • Represented group of banks in connection with state court action brought by private equity firms seeking to force the funding of a leveraged buyout.
  • Represented financial institution in connection with internal investigation to ensure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Represented airline in connection with adversary proceedings with employees and suppliers arising in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • Represented pro bono clients in a variety of immigration, employment, and criminal proceedings, including at a federal trial on behalf of underpaid restaurant delivery workers.

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