Mr. Zevin has numerous reported decisions as a class action attorney at the trial and appellate court levels, including In re Resource America Securities Litigation, in which Matt successfully defeated defendants’ motion to dismiss a securities fraud class action involving cutting-edge theories under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. He went on to certify a plaintiff class by defeating defendants’ novel arguments concerning the market efficiency of their company’s stock and the effect of corporate disclosures during the class period. In Canova v. Trustees of Imperial Irr. Dist. Employee Pension Plan, Zevin obtained appellate court reversal of a trial court’s grant of summary judgment for the defendant in a class action seeking to reverse certain changes to governmental employees’ pension benefits. In Hauk v. JP Morgan Chase Bank USA, Zevin obtained an appellate court reversal of the trial court’s order granting the bank’s motion for summary judgment in a case brought on behalf of credit card consumers. Most recently, Zevin joined with co-counsel in Barrer v. Chase Bank USA, N.A., to obtain appellate court reversal of the trial court’s order granting the bank’s motion to dismiss a case brought on behalf of millions of credit card consumers.

Matt, as lead or co-lead counsel, has collectively recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved consumers and shareholders in numerous cases across the country, including Enriquez v. Edward D. Jones & Co., resulting in a $127 million settlement based on allegations of a mutual fund and stock brokerage commission kick-back scheme. In Bachman v. A.G. Edwards & Sons, he secured a $60 million settlement on behalf of customers of the defendant brokerage firm who invested in certain mutual funds, and Kelley v. Big 5 Corp. resulted in a settlement worth at least $4 million for consumers who purchased tennis rackets from the retail chain.

As a father, Matt is actively involved in community organizations supporting children and education. As President of the non-profit Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, Matt led fundraising efforts that resulted in more than $1.3 million for students in the Del Mar School District, and he enjoys supporting local YMCA Adventure Princesses and Adventure Guides Youth programs.

Admitted to bar, 1994, California; 1997, Washington (inactive); (not admitted in Texas); also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California and Western District of Michigan.

Education and Honors:

California State University, Northridge (B.S., 1990); University of Richmond (J.D., with honors, 1993). McNeill Law Society. Recipient, Lawyers Co-Operative Publishing Company Book Award (highest grade), Mergers and Acquisitions.

Diploma:

Trial Advocacy Skills, National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Member:

State Bar of California; American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Public Justice; Consumer Attorneys of California. (Resident, California Office).

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