Matthew Samet is an associate in the Litigation Group, focusing on entertainment, intellectual property, and commercial litigation.
Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Matthew clerked for the Honorable Steve Kim of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Before his federal clerkship, he served as a fellow at Horvitz & Levy LLP, where he focused on intellectual property, employment, and commercial disputes. Matthew has represented Fortune 500 companies, entertainment personalities, and start-ups in California and federal courts.
Matthew earned his J.D. and Certificates in Entertainment and Business Law from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He served on the Executive Board of the Southern California Law Review as an Executive Senior Editor. Matthew earned his Bachelor of Arts at Cornell University, where he served as an Arts & Entertainment Columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun.
In addition to his litigation practice, Matthew writes often about the law. His recent publications include: Procedural Analysis of Responses to a Complaint (LA Lawyer, June 2017); SLAPP Update (California Lawyer, April 2017); and Does Anti-SLAPP Law Apply to Legal Malpractice Claims? (Law360, February 13, 2017).
He is admitted to practice in California. You can follow him on Twitter at @mattsametesq.
University of Southern California Gould School of Law (JD, 2016)
- Executive Senior Editor of the Southern California Law Review
- Certificates in Entertainment and Business Law
- American Jurisprudence Award in Federal Courts
Cornell University (BA, 2013)
- Frederick George Marcham Scholarship
- Arts & Entertainment Columnist for the Cornell Daily Sun
- Treasurer of Alpha Sigma Phi