Matt Lee is a dual-qualified attorney in New York with trial, arbitration, and appellate experience in the United States, Australia, and Southeast Asia. He focuses on representing clients in complex commercial litigation, transnational disputes, international arbitration, class actions, appeals, and investigations. Specifically, Matt’s experience includes natural resources and energy disputes, securities class actions, disputes concerning foreign investment and infrastructure projects, qui tam and whistleblower actions, data privacy investigations, and antitrust, insurance, product liability, real estate, and employment litigation.
Matt has argued before multiple state and federal courts in the U.S., and has been directly involved in a number of trials, arbitrations, and appeals, including major ICSID bilateral investment treaty arbitrations and ICC arbitrations; a notable trial victory before the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware; and proceedings before the High Court of Australia. Matt has also advised on protracted litigation concerning personal injury, property damage, and insurance/re-insurance claims arising from one of Australia’s largest bushfires.
Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel in 2011, Matt worked as a lawyer on appellate, civil and commercial litigation, and legal advisory matters with the South Australian Crown Solicitor and Solicitor General in the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, and local courts in South Australia. Matt was also the Fulbright Australian Alumni (WG Walker) Scholar and the Law Foundation of South Australia Fellow and studied at Harvard Law School, focusing on water disputes, comparative constitutional law, environmental law, and international arbitration. Matt’s experience across multiple jurisdictions includes having taught law in both Australia and the U.S. and participated as a member of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Matt has also taught a course on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at New York University and has published a number of articles on transnational dispute resolution and class actions.