Matthew R. Elliott

Associate

Overview

Matthew Elliott represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters and investigations arising from business disputes and government regulations.

Commercial Litigation

For clients ranging from multinational public companies to individuals owning closely held corporations, Matthew’s commercial litigation experience in state and federal courts includes matters involving breach of contract claims, disputes concerning business ownership and control, class actions, consumer fraud, trade secrets, and deceptive trade practices.

Administrative and Regulatory Litigation and Investigations

In addition to commercial disputes, Matthew represents clients in investigations, administrative proceedings, and litigation related to enforcement and regulatory actions by government agencies. Matthew’s experience includes investigations and proceedings involving state departments of insurance, state attorneys general, Medicaid audit disputes, and federal agencies.

Past Experience 

Before joining the firm, Matthew served as a deputy attorney general at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, where he represented the state in civil litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts. Matthew’s caseload ranged from arguing cases in state trial courts to drafting appellate briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, he advised agencies and officials on a variety of legal matters, including in administrative and constitutional law.

Prior to graduating from law school, Matthew served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Mark S. Massa of the Indiana Supreme Court and worked for the in-house legal departments of a technology company and hospital system. Matthew’s experience is also informed by his background in public policy and communication strategy having worked for the Governor of Indiana and the Indiana House of Representatives prior to law school.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Education

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. Graduate Certificate in Health Law, Indiana Health Law Review (note development editor) (2016)

Purdue University
B.A. (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Published Articles

  • Appellate Civil Case Law Update
    Co-author with Brian J. Paul, Res Gestae, June 2019

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Pro Bono Program — Bronze Certificate
  • Representing pro se litigant in Section 1983 claims in federal court
  • Representing guardians in post-guardianship matters
  • Indiana Legal Services expungement clinic

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association – Executive Committee, Government Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Sagamore American Inn of Court
  • Federalist Society

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana — 2019 Pro Bono Honor Roll
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