Buongiorno, Matt

Matthew Buongiorno

Associate
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Matt Buongiorno's practice focuses on antitrust litigation and government investigations, particularly in large class actions involving alleged manipulation of U.S. Dollar LIBOR and other interest rate and financial derivative benchmarks (Euribor, Yen, LIBOR, ISDAFix) and alleged manipulation of foreign exchange (FX) benchmarks. He also has experience with regulatory, compliance, data privacy, bank secrecy and AML issues. He has extensive experience drafting motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions to transfer venue and other dispositive motions and discovery-related motions in individual actions, class actions and in the multi-district litigation context; has taken and defended over a dozen depositions; has argued numerous hearings in federal court; and has both trial and alternate dispute resolution experience.

Matt Buongiorno's practice focuses on antitrust litigation and government investigations, particularly in large class actions involving alleged manipulation of U.S. Dollar LIBOR and other interest rate and financial derivative benchmarks (Euribor, Yen, LIBOR, ISDAFix) and alleged manipulation of foreign exchange (FX) benchmarks. He also has experience with regulatory, compliance, data privacy, bank secrecy and AML issues. He has extensive experience drafting motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, motions to transfer venue and other dispositive motions and discovery-related motions in individual actions, class actions and in the multi-district litigation context; has taken and defended over a dozen depositions; has argued numerous hearings in federal court; and has both trial and alternate dispute resolution experience.

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. As a former high school math and comparative politics teacher, Matt knows how to clearly and persuasively break down complex cases into compelling and digestible case themes. Additionally, Matt uses his competitiveness and energy as a former debater and former mock trial and moot court competitor to argue for outcomes in favor of clients.

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 served as a Teach For America Corps Member at Kealakehe High School on the Big Island of Hawaii where he taught high school math and comparative politics, and coached cross country and triathlon. Outside of work, he is an avid and competitive triathlete.

Matt's representative experience includes:

  • 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
  • Advises on data privacy and bank secrecy issues, primarily GDPR
  • Represented institutional investors and obtained settlements in cases involving alleged 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
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CREDENTIALS
Education
  • J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2015
    Chief Articles Editor, Texas Review of Litigation (TROL)
    Hutcheson Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist
    Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist
    Gardere Mock Trial, Quarterfinalist
  • 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"
    TCU Model United Nations Top Delegate Award, 2008
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
    • Three-time Ironman finisher, nine-time Ironman 70.3 finisher
Community Leadership
    • Teach For America Alumni
    • UT Law Dallas Young Alumni Steering Committee
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)