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Matt is the co-chair of Thompson Hine’s Compliance & Internal Investigations practice and vice-chair of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group. Matt focuses his practice on white-collar and compliance-related matters, including international antitrust, FCPA, and anti-corruption investigations. Matt has tried criminal and civil cases alleging violations of the antitrust laws, extortion, bribery, racketeering, wire and mail fraud,
and theft of government property, among others.

Over the past few weeks, revelations of ransomware cyber-attacks on U.S. businesses have rocked the country’s infrastructure and have held hostage companies’ computer systems that are necessary to provide essential services to the nation.  In a typical ransomware attack, hackers exploit a security vulnerability to gain access to a company’s computer system.  After gaining access,

If it seems like 2020 was the year when everyone was talking about antitrust on their socially distant Zoom calls, that is because government antitrust lawyers have been busy. Just before the year began, the Department of Justice announced the formation of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force and, in January 2020, the Antitrust Division rolled