Buongiorno, Matt

Matthew Buongiorno

Associate
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Matt Buongiorno is a litigator in the Dallas office of Locke Lord where he has handled a variety of high-stakes disputes in state and federal court, primarily in Texas and New York. Matt’s practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation matters with an emphasis on the banking and financial services industries. Matt is experienced in all aspects of the litigation process, including managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, mediation and other early settlement opportunities, motion practice, and arguing hearings. He has been the primary draftsman of motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions to transfer venue, and other dispositive motions and discovery-related motions in individual actions, putative class actions, and in the multi-district litigation context. Matt also uses his experience as a former high school teacher to clearly and persuasively draft complaints on the plaintiff side of the docket. Additionally, Matt uses his experience as a former debater and former mock trial and moot court competitor to effectively take and defend depositions, argue hearings, and help negotiate settlements.

Matt also has significant policy experience through his service as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists, where he researched and published articles on nuclear non-proliferation, small arms trafficking, and U.S. security policy. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a Teach For America Corps Member at Kealakehe High School on the Big Island of Hawaii where he taught high school mathematics and coached cross country and triathlon.

Matt Buongiorno is a litigator in the Dallas office of Locke Lord where he has handled a variety of high-stakes disputes in state and federal court, primarily in Texas and New York. Matt’s practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation matters with an emphasis on the banking and financial services industries. Matt is experienced in all aspects of the litigation process, including managing discovery, taking and defending depositions, mediation and other early settlement opportunities, motion practice, and arguing hearings. He has been the primary draftsman of motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions to transfer venue, and other dispositive motions and discovery-related motions in individual actions, putative class actions, and in the multi-district litigation context. Matt also uses his experience as a former high school teacher to clearly and persuasively draft complaints on the plaintiff side of the docket. Additionally, Matt uses his experience as a former debater and former mock trial and moot court competitor to effectively take and defend depositions, argue hearings, and help negotiate settlements.

Matt also has significant policy experience through his service as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists, where he researched and published articles on nuclear non-proliferation, small arms trafficking, and U.S. security policy. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he worked as a Teach For America Corps Member at Kealakehe High School on the Big Island of Hawaii where he taught high school mathematics and coached cross country and triathlon.

  • Representing large European financial institution in numerous class actions involving alleged manipulation of LIBOR and other financial benchmarks (EURIBOR, YEN LIBOR, ISDAFIX)
  • Representing large European financial institution in class actions involving alleged manipulation of foreign exchange (FX) benchmarks
  • Representing large European financial institution in class action involving alleged aiding and abetting of a large-scale Ponzi scheme
  • Represented restaurant investors and obtained settlement in case involving securities fraud
  • Represented banks, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, and other financial institutions in cases involving Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims
CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2015
    Chief Articles Editor, Texas Review of Litigation (TROL)
  • Teaching License, Secondary Mathematics, Chaminade University of Honolulu, 2011
  • B.A., Political Science, Texas Christian University, 2009
    Honors College Laureate
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Thesis - "The Dark Side of Humanitarianism: Militarizing Forces During the Rwanda Genocide"
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2015
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

     

Awards & Recognitions
    • Two-time Ironman All World Athlete (Silver; Top 5% of athletes)
    • Ironman 70.3 World Championship Qualifier, 2018
    • Two-time Ironman finisher, eight-time Ironman 70.3 finisher
Professional History
    • Associate, Locke Lord LLP (2015 – Present)
    • Teach For America Corps Member, Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (2010 – 2012)
    • Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow, Federation of American Scientists, Washington D.C. (2009 – 2010)