Matthew  E. Joseph

Matthew E. Joseph

  • Associate
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Washington, DC
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Matthew E. Joseph is an antitrust and litigation associate resident in Fried Frank's Washington, DC office.

Mr. Joseph's antitrust and competition practice focuses on antitrust investigations and matters relating to the clearance of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and private equity transactions, representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Joseph has experience representing clients in matters involving a wide variety of industries, including media, digital commerce, consumer products, food, financial services, aerospace and defense, technology and software, manufacturing, and education.

In addition to his antitrust and competition practice, Mr. Joseph has experience in white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and general civil litigation. His litigation practice focuses on all aspects of corporate litigation, including white collar criminal investigations, securities matters, regulatory inquiries, and complex commercial disputes.

Mr. Joseph also has an active pro bono practice. He has represented clients in Maryland criminal appeals and has argued before Maryland's highest court. He has also represented clients in benefits appeals before the Social Security Administration.

In 2018, Mr. Joseph was selected for the Pathfinder Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, and he is also a member of Fried Frank's Firmwide Diversity Committee.

Mr. Joseph's articles have appeared in puiblications including the M&A Lawyer, CPI Antitrust Chronicle, and the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. He is also a co-author of Fried Frank's Antitrust & Competition Law Alert®, which reports on significant developments in antitrust and competition law, and drafted the chapter on antitrust considerations for the M&A treatise Takeover Defense: Mergers and Acquisitions.

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Mr. Joseph was a student attorney at the George Washington University Law School Federal Appellate Criminal legal clinic, a law clerk at both the Public Defenders Service of Washington, DC and the Children's Law Center, and a paralegal at the US Department of Justice.

Professional Associations

Vice Chair, Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committee, American Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
Member, George Washington Law School Alumni Association Board
Pathfinder Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

District of Columbia; Maryland

Practices & Industries


George Washington University Law School, JD – 2014
  • With honors
  • Executive Articles Editor, The George Washington International Law Review
Middlebury College, BA – 2009
  • magna cum laude
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