Matthew L. Larrabee has more than 30 years of experience in trial and appellate practice and currently serves as Chair of Dechert’s global litigation practice group. He has served as lead trial counsel for many leading businesses in the financial services, mutual fund, hedge fund, private equity and technology industries.
Since 2012, Chambers USA has ranked Mr. Larrabee as a leading commercial litigator and, since 2013, as a leading securities litigation attorney, noting that he “has a demeanor that is very calming and low-key, but in a really confidence-inspiring way,” and describing him as a “fantastic litigator and trial lawyer.”
In 2015 The Legal 500recognized his securities and shareholder litigation practice, naming him a “top-tier litigator.” He was named a “Litigation Star” in both California and New York by Benchmark Litigation 2017 for his white collar defense practice.
In addition, Mr. Larrabee has been regularly recognized as a top-tier attorney for his work in commercial litigation byThe Best Lawyers in America since 2007, and was named among the San Francisco Business Times’ “2010 Best Lawyers in the Bay Area,” and The San Francisco Chronicle’s “San Francisco’s Top Attorneys” of 2012.
Mr. Larrabee has significant experience in financial services litigation, securities class actions, internal investigations, shareholder derivative litigation, mergers and acquisitions, appraisal actions, and other complex commercial litigation. He has tried a wide range of cases and has argued a number of appeals on class action and other issues of first impression.
Mr. Larrabee speaks more than a dozen times a year to clients and at industry conferences on litigation risks, particularly those facing the financial services industry. He is also co-author of Mutual Fund Litigation and Insurance Guide (LexisNexis, 2016), a book that examines the legal risks faced by the mutual fund industry.
- University of California, Davis, B.A., 1977, with Honors
- University of California Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1980, Thurston Honor Society, Order of the Coif, Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Law Journal
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- United States District Court for the Northern District of California
- United States District Court for the Southern District of California
- American Bar Association
- American Law Institute
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