Matthew J. Herrington

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

For 25 years, Matthew Herrington has partnered with clients, colleagues and stakeholders to address, resolve and develop systems to avoid complex cross-border legal challenges. The borders at issue may be national, cultural, or institutional. The approach is the same – Matt structures and empowers diverse, multi-disciplinary teams to achieve extraordinary results and satisfy the most demanding clients.

Institutional and individual clients from a broad range of sectors choose to work with Matt. These include the world’s largest and most respected banking, defense, extractive, pharmaceutical, and professional service firms. Matt also provides board-level pro bono support to leading civil society organizations and is part of the federal death penalty defense project. High-profile individuals work with Matt to achieve low- to no-profile resolutions.

Matt has tried cases in state and federal court and both conducted (while in government service with the US Senate) and defended congressional investigations and hearings. In addition to state and federal courts, Matt represents clients before the US Department of Justice, US and foreign financial regulators, both houses of Congress, various Inspector Generals, the Internal Revenue Service, and professional regulatory organizations. He has recently represented witnesses in the Office of Special Counsel investigation and once tried a case in the Princely Court of First Instance in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.

A recognized authority in FCPA enforcement and ABC compliance systems, Matt also focuses on banking and securities regulation, sovereign debt issues, tax, government contracting and both legal and accounting professional responsibility issues.

Matt regularly speaks and writes on anti-corruption and legal ethics issues. Active in the DC Bar and the Board on Professional Responsibility,  he recently chaired  a contested reinstatement hearing. An extensive Report and Recommendation was produced and a District of Columbia Court of Appeals panel unanimously adopted the result.

Professional Affiliation:

  • International Criminal Law Committee, Section of International Law, American Bar Association
  • Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Hearing Commissioner, District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1993, Managing Editor, The Yale Law Journal
  • B.A., Syracuse University, 1989, with honors; 1989 Syracuse Scholar


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