Cozen O’Connor: Kinskey, Matthew W.

Matthew W. Kinskey


Washington, D.C.

(202) 747-0774

(202) 861-1905

Matt focuses his practice on complex litigation matters, including white collar defense, commercial litigation, and government investigations. He has represented and advised corporations and individuals in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, and competition issues. Matt also maintains an active pro bono practice, and has appeared in immigration court on behalf of clients seeking asylum from persecution in their native country.

Matt joined Cozen O’Connor after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Zack J. Hawthorn of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Before clerking, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of another large, international law firm.

Matt received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as symposium editor for The Review of Litigation. During law school, Matt’s overview of the entrapment defense in criminal law, American Hustle: Reflections on Abscam and the Entrapment Defense, was published in the American Journal of Criminal Law. Matt also clerked in the National Security Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and served as a legislative assistant for a member of the Texas House of Representatives.

Matt received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors. His honors thesis, The Effect of Texas' "Robin Hood" School Finance Redistribution Program on Texas Public Schools, received Stanford's Nathan Rosenberg Award for Exceptional Honors Thesis. Before attending law school, he worked as a financial analyst in the risk management department of one of the country’s largest commercial banks.



DOJ Warns Academy that Excluding Streaming Platforms from Awards Eligibility May Violate Sherman Act [Alert]

April 10, 2019

David Reichenberg, Alex Kargher, and Matthew Kinskey discuss the recent letter sent by the Chief of DOJ Antitrust to the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences threatening potential antitrust scrutiny should the Academy change its eligibility requirements to exclude streaming platforms from the Oscars.

The Second Circuit Narrows the Extraterritorial Reach of the FCPA [Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Alert]

August 27, 2018

Martin Bloor, Linda Regis Hallinan, Matthew Kinskey, and Dina Moussa discuss the Second Circuit's decision in United States v. Hoskins.


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Stanford University, B.A., with honors, 2009

Awards & Honors

Cozen O'Connor D.C. Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2018

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court

Honorable Zack J. Hawthorn, U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Texas

American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section

Eastern District of Texas Bar Association

Former Associate Member, Michelle F. Mehaffy Inn of Court