Holwell Shuster & Goldberg Promotes Matthew Gurgel to Partner
New York—Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP announced today that Matthew Gurgel has been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2022.
“There are not enough positive things we can say about Matt’s intelligence, judgment, and the value he brings not only to our firm, but to our clients,” said Richard Holwell, co-founder of the firm and former judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. “We are thrilled to welcome him to the partnership.”
In his practice, Matt has represented financial institutions, multinational corporations, and individuals in a wide array of complex commercial litigation and enforcement matters. He has extensive experience representing clients in mortgage-backed securities and bankruptcy litigation, and has argued dispositive motions before state and federal courts. His matters have included contract and insurance disputes, stockholder suits arising from mergers and acquisitions, cases involving copyright, fraud, and securities law claims, as well as advising clients in response to regulatory investigations.
At HSG, Matt has represented a leading national retailer in litigation with lenders, as well as one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms in the successful defense of high-profile malpractice claims, among other matters. He currently represents trustees and other interested parties in various RMBS putback matters, and a major insurer in coverage disputes with pharmaceutical distributors.
In his pro bono practice, Matt is part of the HSG team that filed a lawsuit with the ACLU of Louisiana’s Justice Lab against police officers for using excessive force against a cooperating black man with preexisting injuries. He has assisted other pro bono clients in Federal Tort Claims Act and veterans benefit-related matters.
Matt received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and the Executive Articles Editor for the Columbia Law Review. Prior to joining HSG in 2016, Matt was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and clerked for the Hon. Debra Ann Livingston of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before beginning his legal career, Matt served aboard four ships as a surface warfare officer and nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy.