Matthew Splitek is a partner in the Commercial Litigation Group. His practice focuses on class actions and intra-company disputes, including shareholder lawsuits, corporate governance disputes, special litigation committees, and stock appraisal actions. Matthew’s experience includes:
- Successfully defending against shareholder class actions seeking to enjoin mergers or acquisitions of publicly-traded companies.
- Representing a special litigation committee tasked with investigating claims that a company’s chairman and CEO had breached their fiduciary duties to a minority shareholder.
- Representing a bank holding company as it prevailed at trial against former shareholders challenging the company’s valuation of their stock.
- Obtaining an order that transferred control of a limited liability company to its 25-percent owner, based on the majority owner's diversion of assets.
- Successfully defending the majority owners of a limited liability company against a minority owner's claims of fraud.
- Winning a summary judgment that dismissed claims brought against a transportation company by its former CEO, then successfully defending that judgment on appeal.
- Representing lawyers and law firms in professional liability suits.
- Securities and Shareholder Litigation
- Class Action Defense
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Financial Institutions Litigation
- Professional Liability
Education and Honors
- Yale Law School (J.D., 2007)
- University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.A., 1999)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Professional and Civic Activities
- Law Clerk to Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court (2007–2009)