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Matthew J. Silveira - San Francisco, CA

555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104

Updated: 11/19/2013

San Francisco Issues & Appeals Lawyer


Matt Silveira focuses his practice on appellate litigation, motions practice, and legal strategy in complex civil litigation. He has experience in a wide range of substantive legal areas, including securities fraud, antitrust, intellectual property, product liability, insurance, and ERISA. Matt has briefed numerous appeals before federal and state appellate courts and has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

About Matthew J. Silveira

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Issues & Appeals

Representative Cases

  • BlackRock Realty Advisors files suit against United National Insurance seeking defense and indemnity under pollution insurance policy (2010)
  • Standard Insurance favorably settles suit alleging ERISA and ADA violations (2010)
  • Standard Insurance successfully appeals dismissal of complaint to preserve its preferred federal forum
  • Standard Insurance successfully dismisses ERISA class action (2010)


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York

Past Positions

  • Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Law Clerk, 2007 - 2008
  • Honorable Shirley Wohl Kram, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, Law Clerk, 2005 - 2007


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2005
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: UCLA Law Review, Chief Articles Editor
  • San Francisco State University, 2002
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Philosophy


Published Works

  • Hertz Corp. v. Friend: The Supreme Court Endorses the "Nerve Center" Test for Corporate Citizenship, 2010

Office Information


555 California Street26th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104


  • (415) 875-5700

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