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Board Member

Matthew S. Hellman

Matthew Hellman is a Partner at Jenner & Block LLP and Co-Chair of the firm’s nationally renowned Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, regularly arguing before the US Supreme Court and in appellate courts nationwide on high-stakes matters that touch many aspects of American life. From health care to video games, from taxes to trademarks, his cases have been influential. His victories at the Supreme Court have made a difference in bankruptcy, copyright, and First Amendment law. His clients range from prominent companies like Marriott, General Dynamics, and Nomura to individuals. A thought leader in the industry, Matthew is a frequent presenter and writer. He been a sought-after commentor for outlets including The New York TimesBloomberg, Fox’s Happening Now, and Chicago Tonight.

In his substantial pro bono practice, Matthew takes, and wins, matters with significant commercial implications. For example, his victory at the US Supreme Court in Law v. Siegel was called the most important bankruptcy case of that term. He has argued or supervised more than a dozen pro bono cases in the courts of appeals, including two capital cases, and in 2022, he prevailed in a capital case, Nance v. Ward, in the Supreme Court  In 2007, Jenner & Block honored him with its Albert E. Jenner, Jr. Pro Bono Award, which annually recognizes firm lawyers who displayed an exemplary commitment to pro bono or public service work.

When Jenner and the University of Chicago Law School established the Jenner & Block University of Chicago Law School Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic in 2016, Matthew was appointed a Co-Director, a testament to his experience as well as his ability to teach the next generation of appellate advocates. In the community, Matthew is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court and serves on the board of directors of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. At Jenner, he is a Co-Chair of the DC Hiring and Hiring Executive Committees and a member of the Associate Development and Evaluation Committee, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Finance Committee, and Stipend Partner Review Committee.