Gibson Dunn Adds Leading Bank Regulatory and Enforcement Litigator Matthew Biben

August 19, 2019

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew L. Biben has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.  Biben, formerly a co-lead of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Banking Industry Group, will serve as Co-Chair of Gibson Dunn’s Financial Institutions Practice Group and continue his financial institutions practice with a focus on complex regulatory and litigation matters.

“We are excited to welcome Matt to Gibson Dunn,” said Ken Doran, Chairman and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “Matt’s unique combination of expertise and experience, both as a former prosecutor and as in-house counsel in the financial industry, will prove invaluable to our clients.  Matt is well-known and respected in the financial sector – among financial institutions and among its regulators.  He will be a strong addition to our financial institutions, and premier white collar and litigation practices in New York, Washington, D.C. and globally.”

“Matt will be an excellent addition to the New York office,” said Mark Kirsch, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the New York office.  “He is well known to our partners, and he is highly regarded in the New York business community.  Matt has unrivaled banking industry experience, and his practice spans white collar and regulatory investigations and advocacy, as well as financial and complex commercial litigation.  With this impressive background, he will deepen and broaden our existing strengths in New York and firmwide.”

“I’m thrilled to join the Gibson Dunn team,” Biben said.  “I’ve long admired the firm’s world-class talent and strong cultural values.  The firm has exceptional capabilities across all practice areas and a tremendous global platform – I look forward to contributing to the firm’s growing bank regulatory, enforcement and litigation capabilities.”

Biben augments the firm’s already deep bench of more than 50 former U.S. Department of Justice leaders and Assistant U.S. Attorneys, including New York partners Zainab Ahmad, Reed Brodsky, Joel Cohen, Mylan Denerstein, Lee Dunst, Mark Kirsch, Richard Mark, Randy Mastro, Orin Snyder, Alexander Southwell, Avi Weitzman and Lawrence Zweifach.

About Matthew Biben

Biben advises individuals and organizations on complex and diverse regulatory and enforcement matters, with an emphasis on matters relating to financial institutions and situations involving state and federal government.  He regularly advises boards and senior management on enforcement matters and routinely handles internal, domestic and international investigations.  He has significant experience with government agencies, including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), State Attorneys General and various foreign regulators.

Before joining Gibson Dunn, Biben practiced with Debevoise from 2015 to 2019, most recently serving as  co-lead of the Banking Industry Group.  Prior, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase Consumer & Community Banking, which included Chase’s Private Wealth Management, Card and Merchant Services, Auto Finance, Student Loan, Consumer Banking, Business Banking and Mortgage Banking businesses from 2011 to 2014.  From 2004 to 2010, he was in-house at The Bank of New York Mellon, serving as Executive Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from 2006 to 2010 and Global Head of Litigation from 2004 to 2006.

From 1998 to 2004, Biben served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division.  Previously, he was an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1992 to 1998.  During his tenure in public service, he argued numerous appeals in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and was lead counsel in more than 25 federal and state trials.

Biben has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School for the last 25 years, teaching seminars in legal philosophy, federal crime, and corporate law and governance.  He is a commissioner on the State of New York Commission on Judicial Nomination.  Biben is also on the boards of the New York Legal Assistance Group, the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, as well as the New York Law Journal’s Board of Editors.  Additionally, he serves as a Trustee of Cornell University.

Biben received his law degree in 1992 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.