Whether building a case on behalf of a client or a project in his workshop, Matthew Kennison uses the same precision and advanced planning to ensure the best possible outcome. Matt is a well-balanced, energetic, and dedicated team player. He thrives in stressful situations and enjoys cohesive teamwork. He knows how to anticipate what’s likely to happen next, act quickly, and change direction while navigating a case.
Matt conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients in various industries, including healthcare, education, automotive, and finance, and has also assisted his clients in assessing and structuring internal compliance programs. Matt also regularly assists his clients in responding to DOJ, SEC, state Attorney General, and other regulators’ inquiries, and his collaborative and creative approach generates opportunities for his clients to effectively address the government’s interest. Matt is also a member of RSHC’s Higher Education team, where he has partnered with colleges and universities to act as the external investigator in sensitive Title IX investigations.
Matt also has extensive litigation experience in a variety of areas, including federal antitrust, Title IX litigation, civil RICO, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, automotive industry disputes, personal injury defense, and other complex commercial disputes. Matt has handled litigation for a diverse array of clients, including global investment management companies, national insurance companies, college sports associations, automotive suppliers, national transportation companies, colleges and universities, technology companies, and nonprofit organizations. He has managed discovery, mediation, expert preparation, motion practice, and settlement negotiations, and has been an integral member of multiple trial and appellate teams.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Matt served as a detective for the Long Beach Police Department, where he conducted criminal investigations into a wide range of felony crimes. The challenges experienced working as a police officer have enabled Matt to help his clients navigate through the most difficult of circumstances.
When not applying his considerable talents to helping clients, Matt can be found spending time with his wife and three young children doing all things Michigan, as well as playing ice hockey and working in his workshop.
EducationUniversity of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2014, cum laude
University of California ‑ San Diego, B.A., Political Science, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
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