Matt Gregory is an associate in the Washington D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and Appellate and Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Practice Groups.
He has been recognized by the 2023 and 2024 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America for Administrative / Regulatory Law, and Appellate Practice.
Before joining Gibson Dunn, Matt clerked for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Matt graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2014. While there, he served as an editor on the Michigan Law Review. Before entering law school, he drove a forklift for a large retailer in Eugene, Oregon, and then owned and operated a small limousine and wine tour business in Portland, Oregon. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in 2004.
Matt represents corporate clients in a wide range of appellate, administrative law, and litigation matters. Representative matters include:
- Represented large mortgage lender in successful challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s attempt to impose more than $100 million in liability based on retroactive application of a flawed interpretation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.
- Represented multiple companies in separation-of-powers challenges to the CFPB’s unconstitutional structure.
- Represents major bank in litigation involving the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s attempt to apply a new interpretation of deposit-insurance regulations retroactively.
- Represents cigar manufacturer in pending constitutional and Administrative Procedure Act challenge to a 2016 rulemaking at the Food and Drug Administration that subjected virtually all tobacco products to the FDA’s regulatory authority.
- Assisted clients in other administrative law matters involving agencies including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, National Mediation Board, Securities & Exchange Commission, and Surface Transportation Board.
- Represents major retailer in Fourth Circuit appeal defending against claims by the United States and Virginia under the False Claims Act and state law involving Medicaid reimbursements.
- Represented major auto manufacturer in successful California state court appeals involving novel questions under the California Lemon Law.
- Represented major auto manufacturer in successful Seventh Circuit appeal affirming in large part dismissal of putative class action alleging discriminatory hiring practices.
- Represented major retailer in multidistrict litigation defending against wage-and-hour claims under the Federal Labor Standards Act and state law.
- Represents major online retailer in district court and Second Circuit litigation involving novel common-law challenges to client’s COVID-19 protections for employees.
- Represented major retailer in successful defense against Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claim.
Matt also has an active pro bono practice focused on civil litigation against federal and state agencies. Representative matters include:
- Litigated successful constitutional challenge to Mississippi’s application of licensing requirements for cosmetologists to makeup artists.
- Obtained transfer of Virginia prisoner in solitary confinement to more humane conditions at a new prison.
- Represents immigrant in pending appeal challenging denial of asylum and withholding of removal.
- Represents former prisoner in pending appeal of jury verdict in case involving allegations of abuse by a prison guard.
- Represented public-interest organization in state-law open records case.
- Filed amicus briefs in support of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court in cases involving qualified immunity, civil forfeiture, and religious liberty.
He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and four children.