Matt Miller is an accomplished complex business litigator and trial lawyer with extensive experience in cryptocurrency and blockchain matters as well as unfair competition matters, including misappropriation of intellectual property, business interference torts, breach of employment contracts and breach of joint venture agreements. Matt regularly counsel clients on threatened or occurring employee unfair competition and intellectual property theft. His practice also includes a broad range of employment, product liability, real estate and construction litigation.
Employment, Unfair Competition and Complex Business Disputes
Obtaining dismissal with no payment of several dozen suits against a digital currency exchange for alleged breaches of user agreements
Securing multiple pretrial multimillion-dollar recoveries on behalf of some of the world’s largest engineering and construction corporations alleging trade secret misappropriation, employee raiding and international interference torts
Obtaining a multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a consumer electronics firm alleging trade secret misappropriation and intentional interference with contract
Obtaining a US$7.5 million arbitration award for a seller of a sports nutritional supplement company following a dispute over an earnout provision of a corporate stock purchase agreement
Obtaining a multimillion-dollar judgment for an investor alleging a fraudulent investment scheme
Obtaining a multimillion-dollar settlement only weeks after filing a lawsuit alleging fraudulent operation of a hedge fund and breach of the fund’s offering memorandum
Obtaining a dismissal and recovery of lawyer fees in a complex contractual dispute, including application of French law, on behalf of a major manufacturer of high-end audio products
Obtaining a multimillion-dollar judgment under RICO and fraud claims against perpetrators of an investment Ponzi scheme
Litigating numerous matters for both plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving intentional interference torts, Business and Professions Code section 17200 claims, and breaches of non-competition and non-solicitation covenants Product Liability
Obtaining a defense judgment for a manufacturing company following a two-week federal trial in which the plaintiff alleged design and manufacturing defects of fiberglass and steel chairs
Resolving actions against manufacturers of forklifts, industrial press brakes, firearms and airplanes Real Estate/Construction Litigation
Obtaining a mid-trial multimillion-dollar settlement on behalf of a plaintiff alleging breach of a real estate joint venture
Obtaining a multimillion-dollar settlement in favor of a plaintiff hotel development joint venturer almost immediately after providing defendants with the draft complaint alleging fraudulent inducement into the joint venture
Obtaining summary judgment for a large general contractor in a construction worker’s catastrophic personal injury action alleging unsafe work conditions and failure to supervise.
Obtaining a favorable settlement on behalf of a major engineering corporation in a breach of contract claim against a quasi-governmental entity
Obtaining a dismissal with prejudice for a framing and foundation contractor in litigation involving catastrophic personal injuries and in which all other parties settled for policy limits
Successfully resolved various construction defect actions
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
Author, "Drone Regulations Await Flight Plan," Los Angeles Daily Journal, December 14, 2015
Co-author, "Protecting Trade Secrets in an Era of Increased Scrutiny," The Recorder, July 20, 2015
Co-author, "Hanging By a Thread: Non-Solicitation Clauses and the Trade Secret Exception," The Daily Journal, September 22, 2010
Co-author, "Can You Keep a Secret?" The Daily Journal, August 20, 2010
Co-presenter, "My Unfair Employee: Avoiding Unfair Competition and Protecting Your Trade Secrets from Hire to Fire," Dealey Renton and Associates Insurance Brokers Seminar, February 2011
Civic and Charitable
Chairman, Board of Directors, Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center, San Francisco
Member of San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s Transitional Committee on Homelessness and Clean Streets
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