Cozen O’Connor: Elkin, Matthew L.

Matthew L. Elkin

Member

New York

(212) 453-3786

(917) 521-5869

Recent News:

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.

Matthew focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including securities, accountants' liability, financial services, intellectual property, and contract and business torts. He also represents public companies, broker-dealers, directors and officers, and other individuals in connection with investigations and enforcement actions brought by the SEC, FINRA, Department of Justice, and New York Attorney General’s Office.

Matt previously practiced at an Am Law 200 firm representing accounting firms and related professionals in all aspects of their business. He was involved with malpractice litigation, government investigations, AICPA and state ethics proceedings, risk management, and practice and partnership issues.

Matt is a cum laude graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and awarded the Jacob Burns Medal. Prior to practicing law, he provided accounting litigation support and regulatory and compliance services as a senior associate at a Big Four accounting firm.

Experience

News

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

May 01, 2019

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.

Publications

A Rare Statute-Of-Limitations Victory Against The SEC [Law360]

July 30, 2018

Joseph Dever, a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, and Matthew Elkin, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "A Rare Statute-Of-Limitations Victory Against The SEC' for Law360.

NJ Case Bolsters The Limitations Defense Against SEC

January 02, 2018

Joseph Dever and Matthew Elkin, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation Practice, co-authored, " NJ Case Bolsters The Limitations Defense Against SEC," for Law360.

The Business Side of Justice Scalia [Corporate Counsel]

May 13, 2016

Michael de Leeuw and Matthew Elkin, both of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discuss the business side of Justice Scalia in Corporate Counsel.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2007
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York