- Complex Commercial Litigation
- Consumer Class Action Defense
- TCPA Litigation and Compliance
- Insurance Coverage
University of Miami
- J.D. 2017 summa cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Order of Barristers
- President of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board
- B.A. History, 2013
magna cum laude
Bar & Admissions
- State Bar of Florida
- State Bar of Georgia
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Matthew A. Keilson
Matthew is a member of KCO’s complex commercial litigation and class action defense team. He has successfully defended companies in a variety of different matters, including more than two dozen class actions filed under state and federal statutes.
Matthew has obtained dismissals without payment in several complex class actions in jurisdictions across the country, as well as many individual matters. He also has significant experience with insurance coverage disputes, and he regularly provides coverage advice to clients that face claims brought under consumer protection and commercial statutes. Additionally, Matthew routinely assists companies with contract negotiation and ensuring their business practices are compliant with state and federal laws, including companies in the retail energy, telecommunications, payments, political outreach, and consumer goods verticals.
Matthew has substantial experience litigating other types of complex commercial matters, such as contractual disputes and business torts. He has represented manufacturers, financial corporations, and other types of companies in such disputes in both federal and state courts.
Matthew has also been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers and an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers & Partners, which also ranked Matthew’s team at KCO a “Band 1” litigation practice.
Prior to entering private practice, Matthew attended law school at the University of Miami School of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude, served as President of the Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board, was inducted as a member of the Order of the Coif and Order of Barristers, and received many awards for the highest grade in the class. He also worked as a Dean’s Fellow and was a member of the Federal Appellate Clinic, where he researched and drafted appellate briefs for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to law school, Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in history.
- Successfully defended several corporate clients against putative class actions and individual lawsuits asserted under a variety of federal and state statutes. In many of these matters, obtained dismissal with no payment by clients.
- Prevailed on several motions for summary judgment in class action pending in California federal court, obtaining case-ending rulings on issues of first impression.
- Prevailed on motion to dismiss class action with prejudice based on a novel constitutional argument. The court’s order is slated for publication to the Federal Supplement.
- Successfully obtained dismissal of numerous consumer class actions after establishing named plaintiffs’ claims were subject to arbitration.
- Successfully argued motion to dismiss breach of contract claim in Florida state court.
- Represented multiple corporate defendants in a high-stakes business tort litigation involving claims of fraudulent misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, and breach of fiduciary duty in federal court.
- Represented corporate entities and insurance companies in complex commercial matters in Florida federal and state courts.
- Successfully litigated several actions for declaratory judgment concerning insurance coverage.
- Successfully defended actions involving libel, slander, and tortious interference, including resolving one on First Amendment grounds in Florida federal court.
- Counseled businesses in the political outreach, energy, products, telecommunications, and payment system verticals regarding litigation avoidance and compliance with several statutes that govern contact with consumers.
- Successfully negotiated supply, maintenance, and other agreements for a steel manufacturing company.
- Revised consumer-facing terms and conditions for companies in the manufacturing, payment, retail energy, and other consumer services verticals.
- Obtained favorable settlements for steel manufacturer in several contract disputes.
- Successfully stayed numerous federal claims brought under consumer protection statutes pending forthcoming decisions from the Supreme Court.
- Successfully represented insurers and corporations in lawsuits involving indemnity and breach of contract claims.
- Successfully litigated dozens of actions involving severe property damage across Florida.
- Recognized as an “Associate to Watch” in a teir-1 (highest designation) practice by Chambers & Partners
- Recognized a “Rising Star” by Georgia Super Lawyers
- Whittaker v. All Reverse Mortg. Inc., No. 3:20-CV-08016, 2020 WL 2829785 (D. Ariz. May 29, 2020)
- Lindenbaum v. Realgy, LLC, No. 1:19-CV-2862, 2020 WL 1908639 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 19, 2020)
- Trujillo v. Free Energy Sav. Co., LLC, No. 5:19-CV-02072, 2021 WL 757023 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 25, 2021)
- Trujillo v. Free Energy Sav. Co., LLC, No. 5:19-CV-02072, 2020 WL 7768722 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2020)
- Presenter on outbound telemarketing compliance at Energy Marketing Conference, 2019, 2021
- Presenter of CLE entitled “How to Acquire Customers Via Telemarketing Without Getting Sued”
- Julia Arciga, Another Court Finds 5 Years Of TCPA Claims Invalid, Law360, October 30, 2020