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Wolff & Samson Welcomes Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Beck to the Firm

June 24, 2013

Wolff & Samson PC is pleased to announce that Matthew E. Beck has joined the firm as a member from the United States Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey, where he most recently served as chief of the General Crimes Unit. Mr. Beck, an accomplished trial attorney, focuses on white collar criminal defense, securities litigation, internal corporate investigations and complex civil litigation.

While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Beck investigated and prosecuted a number of significant white collar cases, including cases involving securities fraud, insider trading, corporate and bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, cyber crime, identity theft, tax fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice. His experience includes working with civil regulatory agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He also has substantial experience in financial analysis and tracking of assets, as well as in criminal and electronic discovery. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Matt to Wolff & Samson,” said A. Ross Pearlson, co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Group. “This firm has one of the most highly regarded litigation practices in the region. Matt’s successful track record in the courtroom and his experience tackling complex litigation matters are unmatched. His dedication to his clients blends seamlessly with the firm’s philosophy and underscores Wolff & Samson’s commitment to providing the highest quality legal services.” 

Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mr. Beck was an associate at Cooley LLP (f/k/a Kronish Lieb Weiner & Hellman LLP) in New York where he worked on complex civil and criminal matters, including one of the largest FCPA cases ever brought against an individual.

He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was the project editor of the American Criminal Law Review. He is licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York. 

Mr. Beck will practice in Wolff & Samson’s Litigation, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Securities Litigation and Regulation Groups.