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Matthew B. Danzer

Matthew B. Danzer

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Matt is an associate in the Internal Investigations, White-Collar Defense, and Complex Civil Litigation groups. Matt’s practice is focused on representing clients in investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission. Matt also represents clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Finn Dixon & Herling, Matt was an associate at Day Pitney LLP in Stamford, Connecticut, and Williams & Connolly LLP, in Washington, D.C., where he worked on SEC, congressional, and internal investigations and complex commercial litigation. Matt also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gerard E. Lynch, United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Representative Matters
  • Represented a large transportation company that was the target of a multi-year investigation of disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) fraud by a U.S. Attorney’s Office, which successfully resulted in a complete declination.
  • Represented two high level executives at a mining company in an FCPA investigation where no charges were filed. 
  • Represented a fund manager and its executives in an investigation by the Securities & Exchange Commission.
  • Provided pro bono representation to a person in the custody of the Connecticut Department of Correction who was denied medical treatment for gender dysphoria.
  • Successfully defended an independent school in Connecticut against a defamation suit.
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize, Columbia Law School, 2015
  • Trustee (2017-present), board of trustees, START Treatment & Recovery
  • Member (2022-present), Municipal Affordable Housing Plans Working Group, Commission on Connecticut’s Future & Development
  • Co-chair (2019-22), Norwalk Immigration Coalition