Litigator Matthew Ciulla focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation, critical motions and appeals. Matthew supports trial teams throughout the country in virtually all phases of the litigation process, including discovery, motions practice, alternative dispute resolution, and trial.
Matthew focuses his practice on resolving commercial disputes on behalf of the firm’s business clients. His work on high-stakes matters has included trade secret, antitrust, class action, and contract disputes. Notably, Matthew is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in both the U.S. private sector (CIPP/US) and the U.S. government (CIPP/G).
As a litigator, Matthew puts his experience to work to detect appellate issues early in a case and to protect the record for an ultimate appeal.
Before joining the firm, Matthew served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Charles R. Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Tampa, Florida. Matthew has been published in the Notre Dame Law Review; the DePaul Law Review; the Journal of Business, Entrepreneurship, and the Law; and the Notre Dame Law Review Online.
During law school, Matthew was a Dean’s Circle Fellow, managing senior editor of the Notre Dame Law Review, brief writer for the Moot Court Board, and founding tournament director of the National Appellate Advocacy Tournament for Religious Freedom. He gained legal experience as a summer associate at Barnes & Thornburg and as a judicial intern for Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
While in college, Matthew gained experience in state government, spending time in both the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of School Safety. He also served as president of the Vanderbilt Marching Band.
Professional and Community Involvement
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America