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Matthew G. Mrkonic

Partner

Education

Yale Law School, J.D.
Duke University, B.A.
  • English
  • magna cum laude

Prior Employment

  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Associate, 2009-2014

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of California

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Overview
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Overview

Matt Mrkonic is a Partner in the Litigation group whose practice focuses on private equity litigation, sports and media litigation, and other complex commercial matters in Michigan, California, and other state and federal courts across the country. 

  • Represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, and their directors and officers in disputes across the country in shareholder, derivative, and M&A litigation
  • Represents sports and media clients in a variety of disputes, including contract, defamation, and intellectual property matters
  • Represents companies and their directors and officers in connection with government investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission

Experience

Private Equity and Commercial Litigation Experience

  • Represented private equity funds in a variety of disputes and advised private equity funds on a range of litigation matters
  • Represented buyer group in lawsuit to enforce an agreement for the purchase of a large consumer bank
  • Represented independent directors in a shareholder lawsuit regarding the acquisition of a closely-held data security company
  • Represented companies in the automotive industry in a range of disputes 
  • Represented large corporations pursuing and defending antitrust actions
  • Represented corporation in connection with a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation

Sports and Media Litigation Experience

  • Member of the trial team that successfully defended a concert promoter in a six-month, multi-billion dollar wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of pop superstar Michael Jackson
  • Represented a show creator and writer in a breach of contract and copyright dispute
  • Represented writers, actors, musicians, and athletes in range of contract, defamation, and intellectual property disputes
  • Advised a major sports organization regarding trademark and other intellectual property issues
  • Represented a movie studio in a breach of contract dispute with a novelist regarding script approval rights for a major motion picture 

Community

Pro Bono

  • Represented the respondent in a civil commitment proceeding in Illinois
  • Prosecuted a criminal trial as a pro bono deputy city prosecutor for the Redondo Beach City Prosecutor’s Office

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