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



Representative Matters

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 

Prior Experience

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




Court Admissions


Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of California

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


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

News & Insights


  • Matthew G. Mrkonic’s move to Honigman is featured in the DBusiness article “New Partner Joins Honigman’s Litigation Department”
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