Matthew Buongiorno is a litigator in the Dallas office of Locke Lord where he handles a variety of industries and legal areas in both state and federal court, including antitrust, fraud, contract disputes, property disputes, trademark infringement, energy, and consumer finance.
He has defended clients in cases involving alleged racketeering, alleged manipulation of LIBOR, and alleged monopolization. He also has experience representing financial institutions and financial service providers in litigation related to mortgage lending practices, property taxes, and title disputes.
Matt also uses his experience as a former high school teacher to clearly and persuasively draft complaints on the plaintiff side of the docket. He has been the primary draftsman of motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions to transfer venue, and other dispositive motions and discovery-related motions in individual actions, putative class actions, and in the multi-district litigation context.
Additionally, Matt uses his experience as a former debater and former mock trial and moot court competitor to effectively take and defend depositions, as well as help facilitate settlements.
Matt also has significant policy experience through his service as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists, where he researched and published articles on nuclear non-proliferation, small arms trafficking, and U.S. security policy.
He also worked as a Teach For America Corps Member at Kealakehe High School on the Big Island of Hawaii before attending law school. During law school, Matt served as Chief Articles Editor for the Review of Litigation and interned for the Honorable Judge Christopher Mott of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas.
He was a semifinalist in the University of Texas’s annual Thad T. Hutcheson Moot Court Competition and competed in regional and national mock trial and moot court competitions.
- Associate, Locke Lord LLP (2015 – Present)
- Teach For America Corps Member, Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (2010 – 2012)
- Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow, Federation of American Scientists, Washington D.C. (2009 – 2010)
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Member, Dallas Bar Association
- Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2015
- B.A., Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2009
Admissions : Texas, 2015
Admitted To Practice :
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
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