Matthew J. Smith

Matthew J. Smith

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (215) 972-7535
Fax: (215) 972-4174

Primary Office

Philadelphia
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2186

Matthew J. Smith

Associate

Matthew Smith represents clients facing complex commercial litigation, particularly institutions of higher education and businesses facing allegations of white collar crime and government enforcement actions.  He also has experience defending disputes involving both ERISA and non-ERISA governed insurance policies.  Additionally, Matthew handles a wide array of general litigation matters.

Select representations include:

  • Representing a large health insurer in multiple ERISA and non-ERISA disability, life insurance, and personal injury actions.
  • Representing higher education institutions in civil litigation, Clery Act investigations and Title IX compliance assessments.
  • Representing a global financial firm in a high-value business interruption claim.
  • Representing corporations as well as individual business partners in multiple business disputes and defense of premises liability and personal injury actions.
  • Representing employees of a medical device distribution company in a government investigation regarding allegations of serious FDA violations.
  • Conducting an extensive compliance program effectiveness review of a major network of hospitals.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Matthew was a judicial extern for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he spent time drafting opinions and memoranda and conducting legal research.

Before earning his law degree, Matthew worked as an archaeological field director and technician for several cultural resource management firms. In those positions, he conducted excavations and supervised numerous archaeological projects and studies across the United States. 

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law Division

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 2012 

  • Articles Editor, Widener Law Review 

B.A., University of Delaware, 2005

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Matthew Smith represents clients facing complex commercial litigation, particularly institutions of higher education and businesses facing allegations of white collar crime and government enforcement actions.  He also has experience defending disputes involving both ERISA and non-ERISA governed insurance policies.  Additionally, Matthew handles a wide array of general litigation matters.

Select representations include:

  • Representing a large health insurer in multiple ERISA and non-ERISA disability, life insurance, and personal injury actions.
  • Representing higher education institutions in civil litigation, Clery Act investigations and Title IX compliance assessments.
  • Representing a global financial firm in a high-value business interruption claim.
  • Representing corporations as well as individual business partners in multiple business disputes and defense of premises liability and personal injury actions.
  • Representing employees of a medical device distribution company in a government investigation regarding allegations of serious FDA violations.
  • Conducting an extensive compliance program effectiveness review of a major network of hospitals.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Matthew was a judicial extern for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he spent time drafting opinions and memoranda and conducting legal research.

Before earning his law degree, Matthew worked as an archaeological field director and technician for several cultural resource management firms. In those positions, he conducted excavations and supervised numerous archaeological projects and studies across the United States.