Matthew Henken

Matthew Henken’s main practice areas include class actions, complex litigation, antitrust, and securities fraud.  He has successfully litigated complex antitrust and securities fraud disputes, class actions, and other high-stakes commercial disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the United States.

At his previous firm, Matthew represented as plaintiffs a major fashion designer in the designer’s efforts to regain control of his company, grocery retailers against grocery wholesalers for violations of the antitrust laws, drug wholesalers against drug manufacturers for violations of the antitrust laws, major investors against financial institutions for securities fraud, and an international credit card company against two international credit card companies and major U.S. banks for violations of antitrust laws. Mr. Henken has also defended major corporations in bet-the-firm litigation, including an international credit card company, the nation’s largest hospital bed manufacturer, a major tobacco company, and the nation’s largest casket manufacturer.

Matthew has successfully litigated both sides of class certification in numerous federal courts where billions of dollars have been at stake.  His close collaboration with economic experts has been instrumental to his client’s success on class certification and on the merits.

In his litigation practice, Matthew has cross-examined witnesses from CEOs and board chairs to senior executives of Fortune 500 companies to investment bankers, economists, accountants and file clerks.

Matthew also has a winning appellate track record, obtaining affirmances and reversals in federal court.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Mr. Henken taught philosophy at University of California, Santa Cruz and at Dartmouth College.

Outside the office, Matthew is an active member of his local community.  Married with four children, he serves on the board of trustees of Beth El Congregation (Fort Worth, TX) and is a member of the Beth El Leadership Program.

The matters discussed above include representations at previous employers.


  • Yale University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
  • Dartmouth College, B.A.,summa cum laude


  • New Hampshire
  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


  • Kotchen & Low LLP, Partner
  • Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Counsel


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