Matt Cowan is a board-level advisor to clients facing fast-moving and complex challenges, including sensitive internal investigations, inquiries by federal and state enforcement authorities, and related criminal and civil litigation. His clients span the energy, technology, higher education, sports, non-profit, and financial services industries.
Board members and officers for Fortune 500 companies, professional sports teams, leading universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on Matt to investigate misconduct allegations, consider and assist with voluntary disclosures to federal and local enforcement agencies, and implement remediation strategies and preventative measures. Clients leverage Matt’s demonstrated track record handling these sensitive and specialized matters to advise on overall strategy, including navigating parallel government inquiries or enforcement actions, outside auditor diligence, and media strategy.
Matt also provides clients with strategic, regulatory, and governance advice and has considerable experience in complex e-discovery, environmental, and compliance matters. He represents UCLA, Stanford, and other universities in connection with high-profile athletic conference realignment matters.
Matt devotes significant time to the firm’s pro bono efforts. His recent pro bono work includes leading impact litigation on behalf of a certified class of plaintiffs seeking reform to Nevada’s system of indigent defense. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors of Inner City Law Center, a nonprofit poverty-law firm fighting to end homelessness on behalf of the most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles.