Matthew E. Layden



Massey & Gail LLP
The Wharf
1000 Maine Ave. SW
Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20024

Office: 202.652.4511
Direct: 202.780.0342
Fax: 312.379.0467

Matthew is a business and commercial litigator whose practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. Before joining Massey & Gail, Matthew was a litigation associate, focusing on financial products and services. Matthew graduated from Washington University School of Law, where he was a senior editor of the Washington University Law Review.

After law school, Matthew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles B. Kornmann on the District of South Dakota.

  • Washington University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2019
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., 2012
  • The Honorable Charles B. Kornmann, U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Scholar in Law Award, Washington University School of Law
  • CALI Award, Energy Law, Washington University School of Law
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • Represented the Official Committee of Talc Claimants in successfully defeating Johnson & Johnson’s “Texas Two-Step” bankruptcy scheme to deprive talcum-product consumers of their jury trial rights.