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Nossaman LLP

Matthew J. Poole


T 415.438.7236
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Matthew Poole counsels companies and individuals through commercial disputes, civil antitrust litigation, and other complex litigation.  His clients include companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and technology industries.  Mr. Poole has experience in both federal and state courts in all stages of litigation.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Mr. Poole was a litigation associate at an international law firm where he gained significant trial and courtroom experience. He was on the team that represented a pharmaceutical company in a three-month trial involving claims of contract interference and breach of confidentiality. The trial team secured a $415 million judgment in that case, the second largest US jury verdict in 2011.  Mr. Poole was also on the team that prosecuted breach of contract claims before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration resulting in a favorable award of $91 million.

He also served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Representative Work

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Represents the FDIC in a variety of commercial litigation matters resulting from recent bank failures; assists in investigations of professional liability claims against officers and directors and outside professionals.
  • Successfully represented asbestos settlement trust in declaratory relief trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
  • Successfully represented multinational technology company in jury trial resulting in verdict in client's favor on all claims and jury award of nearly $500,000 on client's counterclaims.
  • Obtained successful grant of summary judgment in favor of pro bono client against breach of contract claim.
  • Multiple successful representations of pro bono clients in unlawful detainer actions.
Matthew  J.  Poole
Matthew  J.  Poole



J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2008, magna cum laude; Executive Director, USF Moot Court Program

B.A., Humboldt State University, 2003



Professional Affiliations

Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

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