Matthew Owen’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, congressional and other government investigations, and appeals. Prior to joining Kirkland, Matt served as majority staff director and chief counsel of the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. In that role, Matt, supervised the successful litigation of the Senate’s first contempt action in more than twenty years and led a number of congressional investigations, including inquiries into competition in the cable and satellite television industry and drug pricing. Matt also previously served as chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, which oversees the federal antitrust enforcement agencies and reviews major proposed mergers affecting the national economy. As a litigator, Matt has represented clients in antitrust suits, environmental cases, consumer class actions, contested bankruptcy proceedings, contract disputes and regulatory matters. He has appeared regularly in federal appellate and district courts across the country.

Matt is a former law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, both on the Supreme Court and as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2013District of Columbia
  • 2012Texas
  • 2009New York


  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.summa cum laude2008

    Michigan Law Review

    Robert B. Fiske, Jr. Fellow in Public Service

  • University of Texas at AustinB.A., Government & Historywith Honors2004
    Phi Beta Kappa