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Delaware Department of Justice Enforcement Attorney Returns to Morris James LLP

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May 8, 2018

Delaware Department of Justice Enforcement Attorney Returns to Morris James LLP

Morris James LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew F. Lintner has returned to the firm as a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group.  His practice focuses on corporate governance, corporate investigations, unfair trade practices and complex commercial matters.   

In 2012, Matt was appointed by Attorney General Beau Biden to be the Director of the Fraud and Consumer Protection Division for the Delaware Department of Justice, and in that position he was responsible for all civil and criminal enforcement under the securities, antitrust, consumer protection, data security and unfair competition laws in the State.  Matt was also responsible for the prosecution of all corporate fraud, heath care fraud and charity fraud in Delaware. 

Matt worked closely with Attorney General Biden on the Attorney General’s continuing efforts to address the underlying misconduct at the heart of the 2008-09 financial crisis.  The Division operated the Office of Foreclosure Prevention, which has helped thousands of Delawareans evaluate their options when facing the risk of foreclosure.  Working with other states and the Federal government, the Division was also responsible for several large settlements with major financial institutions, including banks issuing residential mortgage backed securities and ratings agencies that rated those securities as safe investments.  Matt worked closely with Attorney General Biden on those investigations and on working to ensure that funds from the various settlements went to help the Delawareans most impacted by the crisis.  After his election, Attorney General Denn carried on Attorney General Biden’s focus upon remediating the impacts of the financial crisis, and Matt continued to coordinate those efforts as the Director of the Fraud Division. 

Matt worked closely with the Delaware State Housing Authority to establish the Strong Neighborhoods Revolving Housing Fund and the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund, two funds designed to channel funds, including settlement dollars, towards improvement of the hardest hit communities throughout the State.  Matt also worked closely with the City of Wilmington to establish the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank, to address vacant and abandoned housing in the City.

Prior to his appointment, Matt represented clients in corporate governance, business tort, trust and contract actions, including trade secret and unfair competition claims.  In addition to serving as a partner at Morris James, he previously served as a partner in an AmLaw 100 firm in California.

Matt graduated from Stanford Law School in 1990 and earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude.  He can be reached at mlintner@morrisjames.com or 302.888.6828.

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