Prior to joining the firm, Matt was the Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications for MoneyLion, a leading publicly traded financial technology company. At MoneyLion he was responsible for developing the company’s policy priorities and executing the company’s legislative and regulatory advocacy strategies. Additionally, he developed the company’s corporate communications strategy and managed its day-to-day execution. Previously, Matt was Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at HSBC Bank, N.A where he was responsible for all federal legislative and regulatory advocacy related to prudential and capital markets issues.
His experience also includes senior roles at the U.S. Department of Treasury and Republican leadership of the House of Representatives. At the Treasury Department, Matt served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Banking and Finance in the Treasury Office of Legislative Affairs. In that role, he was the principal liaison between Treasury and Congress on matters of financial services policy, culminating in the enactment of The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act in 2018.
On Capitol Hill, Matt served as a Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel to the then-House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) managing several portfolios, including financial services, energy, environmental, technology, data privacy, consumer issues, among others. His position in House leadership afforded Matt a front row seat to annual appropriations negotiations with the White House and Senate. During his tenure, he advised on many legislative matters that became law, including revisions to environmental and California water laws, capital formation and securities laws amendments, as well as the first significant usage of the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations administered by federal agencies.
Earlier in his career, Matt was the General Counsel for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). He was responsible for the Association’s legal, regulatory and federal affairs activities, relating to environmental and tax issues affecting member companies. He was a frequent speaker on topics of interest to industry participants at numerous state and industry association conferences.
During an earlier stint on Capitol Hill, Matt served as a staff member for a Congressman on the House Ways and Means Committee.
He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Geneseo and Albany Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar.