Jenner & Block

Matthew J. Thomas is a litigator and a partner in the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation practice group.  Fortune 500 companies seek his representation in complex business matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and in arbitrations, mediations and appeals.

Each year since 2013, Mr. Thomas has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer, a list of the “top 5 percent of attorneys” in the state based upon a comprehensive, peer-review-based evaluation process, which includes surveying thousands of attorneys and asking them to nominate the best attorneys they have personally observed in action.   

Mr. Thomas has first-chair trial experience in multimillion-dollar cases, and has achieved outstanding results for his clients in numerous significant litigation matters.  He has litigated a variety of issues including breach of contract, fraud, real estate finance, securities and shareholder disputes, defamation, class actions and breach of fiduciary duties.

In addition to his trial and appellate practice, Mr. Thomas advises corporate clients on internal investigations, employment issues, and officer and director liability, among other matters.  He is also a member of the firm’s Media and First Amendment Practice.

Mr. Thomas is involved in the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.