Matt Spohn counsels clients in the technology, energy, financial, and life sciences industries to successfully negotiate their sourcing and technology transactions, and resolve their disputes.
His experience in disputes and litigation includes data breach class actions, trade secrets, unfair competition, patents, trademarks, software development and hardware design agreements, and software license disputes. He also has a background in royalty and contracts disputes in the power and oil & gas industries, product liability and securities fraud defense, mortgage-backed securities litigation, and government investigation defense.
Matt also has broad experience in negotiating many forms of technology-related agreements, such as those involving IT outsourcing and insourcing, joint technology development, software-as-a-service and cloud services, remote IT hosting, managed security services, IT consulting, and software licensing and maintenance, among many others. He works for large, institutional clients and also for emerging companies, giving him insight into both sides of the negotiating table. Matt is a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with expertise in protecting data and responding to data breaches.
Matt has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country, bringing several cases to trial. He is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, Colorado, California and New York. He is also licensed to practice before the United States District Courts for the District of Colorado, District of Minnesota, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the Northern and Western Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Eighth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits.
Matt clerked for Justice (now Chief Justice) Nancy Rice of the Colorado Supreme Court.