J Matthew W. Haws

Matthew Haws helps investment banks, brokers, trading firms and other financial service firms keep their business on track in the face of regulatory investigations and complex commercial litigation. A decisive advocate and effective problem solver, Matthew advises clients in complex regulatory environments and emerging areas of the law and leverages his experience and creativity to find solutions that fit the client’s business objectives.

When business disputes arise, Matthew is comfortable in any forum, including district courts and appellate courts, arbitrations and in front of regulatory bodies. He has represented broker-dealers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), investments banks, trading firms and individuals throughout the financial services industry in a variety of complex commercial disputes and regulatory investigations — including by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other self-regulatory bodies.

Matthew has a wealth of experience defending financial institutions in litigation arising from Ponzi schemes and other types of fraud. He has successfully defended several broker-dealers and FCMs at both the district court and appellate level arising from Ponzi schemes perpetrated by a customer or third party, including suits and arbitrations filed investors, receivers or bankruptcy trustees.

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