Matthew Splitek, Partner

Biography

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.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Yale Law School (J.D., 2007)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.A., 1999)

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • 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)