Matt Levy is a practical and creative problem solver. He acts as outside general counsel to U.S. and foreign clients on complex cross-border transactions, including inbound and outbound investments, international commercial agreements, strategic transactions, international trade and compliance matters.

Matt’s experience living in Asia gives him insight into the different cultural considerations, legal systems and business practices that affect cross-border projects. He is an executive committee member of Faegre Drinker’s firm-wide international team and maintains a strong network of trusted global contacts. Matt has advised on transactions and other corporate and regulatory matters in more than 50 countries. He represents clients in a broad range of industries, including advanced manufacturing, food and agribusiness, medical device, alternative energy and automotive.

International Transactions

Matt advises public and private companies on buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, cross-border agreements, international joint ventures, and other commercial arrangements, including:

  • Share and asset acquisitions
  • Establishing subsidiaries and representative offices
  • Forming joint ventures
  • Negotiating distribution, sales representative, services and licensing agreements
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Global restructuring
  • Corporate governance


Matt assists clients with filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act in connection with large M&A transactions. He also coordinates premerger notification filings and other regulatory approvals in non-U.S. jurisdictions.

International Trade

Matt advises on compliance with U.S. trade regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Personal Interests

Matt is the proud father of three active and curious children. When not parenting, he enjoys travel, skiing, golf and cooking.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island




University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. Wisconsin Law Review (articles editor) (2006)

Middlebury College
B.A. (2000)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Real Reason So Many Asset Managers Are Struggling in China
    Institutional Investor, November 7, 2023
  • 48C Qualified Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit: One Year Into the Inflation Reduction Act
    The Digest, October 2023
  • Trump International Policies — Changes for Financial Services
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Financial Services Committee, Webinar, Indianapolis, Indiana February 22, 2017
  • Protecting IP in China: Threats and Countermeasures
    U.S. Commercial Service, Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 9, 2016
  • U.S. Import/Export Contract Clauses: What You’ve Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
    Manitoba Bar Association Webinar, Manitoba, Canada, May 17, 2016
  • The Changing Rule of Law in Today's China
    America China Society of Indiana, Indianapolis, May 8, 2015
  • Cross-Border Legal Issues for Corporate Counsel
    Kimball International CLE Presentation, Jasper, Indiana, February 26, 2013

Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Advocates for Human Rights — Report to African Commission regarding Human Rights Violations in Cameroon

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association — International Law Section, Chair, 2014-16; Chair-Elect, 2013; Secretary, 2010-12

Civic Activities

  • Indiana District Export Council — Board Member
  • America China Society of Indiana — Board member


  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, International, 2015-18
  • Indianapolis Bar Association Bar Leader Series, 2011-12
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