Matthew Hanson

King & Spalding LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 1700
Washington 20006 DC US

Matthew B. Hanson represents companies and individuals in government investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, Congress, and other federal and state regulators. He spends much of his time on investigations involving financial services issues and related matters. Matt is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Investigations practice and a member of the firm’s global FinTech practice.

In addition to ongoing investigations, Matt also counsels clients on related disclosure and regulatory issues and helps conduct internal investigations to assess potential liability before the government becomes involved.

Matt has particular experience in matters involving federal securities laws, related government ethics rules, and the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (“FIRREA”). Matt’s clients have included public companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers, financial institutions, and cryptocurrency firms, as well as corporate officers and other individuals.

Before becoming a lawyer, Matt worked as a news reporter covering municipal bonds and other financial markets.


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • B.A. Journalism, University of North Carolina


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia


  • American Bar Association


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