Matthew J. Higgins

Matthew J. Higgins

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5889

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As a senior associate in our Appellate Litigation group, Matt Higgins has briefed cases at all levels of the federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court, as well as in state intermediate courts and courts of last resort. Matt has argued appeals before the Fifth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Matt has experience litigating across a wide range of subject areas, including antitrust, the False Claims Act, communications, energy, health care, trade secrets, and education law. He also frequently advises trial teams on issues relating to appellate strategy, procedural rules, and issue preservation.

By litigating several matters involving administrative agencies, Matt has developed particular experience with the Administrative Procedure Act and the federal regulatory process. He has briefed cases concerning administrative actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

After law school, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and to the Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. During law school, Matt was a senior editor of the Stanford Law Review and served clients in the Religious Liberty Clinic. As an undergraduate, he received a bachelor of science degree in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Before law school, he spent two years working as an associate at an international consulting firm.

Education and admissions


J.D., Stanford Law School, 2015

B.S., Wake Forest University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2009


Member, New York State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit