Matthew Peck

Matthew J. Peck


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Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
San Francisco

Matthew has substantial litigation experience in state and federal trial and appellate courts. Matthew’s practice focuses on benefits and business litigation with an emphasis on the defense of complex class, representative and multi-party actions. He has represented counties, cities, retirement systems and transit agencies as well as clients in the healthcare, technology, financial, transportation, life sciences, aviation and dairy industries.

Matthew has significant litigation and counseling experience with pension and retiree-medical issues for 1937 Act and PERS agencies and has also represented plan sponsors and fiduciaries in ERISA litigation. Matthew also litigates disputes between owners, shareholders, officers and directors of companies involving contract, fiduciary duty, fraud and tort claims and is well-versed in the Unfair Competition Law and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

Matthew is committed to providing pro bono legal services to the Bay Area community. Matthew recently served as a working group member to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Fairness and Accountability in Law Enforcement which investigated allegations of racial and other bias in the San Francisco Police Department. He has successfully represented clients in asylum petitions and in licensing disputes.

Having worked in an international accounting firm and for a boutique investment bank, Matthew brings a unique and valuable perspective to his legal practice. During law school, Matthew served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Thomas E. Carlson in Federal Bankruptcy Court.


"Courts Split On Pension Vested Rights Analysis," co-author, Employee Benefits Alert (March 2018)

"Montanile: A Cautionary Tale For ERISA Plans," co-author, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Alert (January 2016)

"Proposed E-Discovery Rule To Test Document Retention Policies," co-author, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Law Alert (May 2015)

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Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Extern to the Honorable Thomas E. Carlson, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California

Academic Distinction

Taxation Certificate

Phi Alpha Delta Legal Society, Member (2009-2012)


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2012)

B.A., cum laude, Gonzaga University (2009)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

San Francisco

415-995-5080 Direct Phone
415-995-3463 Fax

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