Matthew D. Cipolla is a partner in the firm’s Investigations, Compliance and Defense Practice and a member of its Monitorship Practice. He specializes in high-profile investigations, monitorships and compliance counseling, representing corporations and individuals across a broad spectrum of financial crimes, including bribery and corruption, financial and trade sanctions, exchange rate rigging, and mortgage and bank fraud. He has extensive experience managing complex cross-border investigations in Asia, Europe and the Americas, navigating an array of due process and data protection laws and regulations applying to such work. He also conducts compliance risk assessments and counsels clients on improving their compliance framework and organizational culture. In 2020, Mr. Cipolla was recognized as a ‘Top 40 Under 40’ leading global investigations specialist by Global Investigations Review. In 2016, Mr. Cipolla was recognized by the New York Law Journal as a ‘Rising Star’ and by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the ‘Best 40 Under 40’ in the country.
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Mr. Cipolla maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing individual criminal defendants in federal and state court, including vacating a conviction on appeal in the Second Circuit for prosecutorial misconduct, obtaining a below-Guidelines sentence for a criminal defendant in the Eastern District of New York and the dismissal of all charges for an individual criminally indicted by the New York County District Attorney’s Office. In 2014, he was awarded the Albert E. Jenner pro bono award for his outstanding commitment to pro bono work, and in 2010, he was recognized with a Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality for his representation of LGBT asylum applicants.
Mr. Cipolla is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and Paralegal Committee.