Matthew E. Price focuses on constitutional and regulatory litigation for clients in an array of industries, including energy, telecommunications, media and entertainment, education and transportation. Recent matters have involved challenges to federal agency action under the Administrative Procedure Act; preemption and dormant commerce clause issues arising from state regulatory initiatives; and First Amendment rights. He has argued numerous appeals and dispositive motions. Most recently, in the Second Circuit and Seventh Circuit, he successfully defended state programs to compensate nuclear power plants for generating electricity without emitting carbon dioxide.
Mr. Price is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department, co-chair of the Energy Practice, and a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court and Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practices. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Price clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and for Judge Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the US Department of Justice.
Mr. Price has an active pro bono practice in the area of refugee and immigration law, and he has represented victims of human trafficking in civil litigation against their traffickers. He is the author of Rethinking Asylum: History, Purpose, and Limits, published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.