Matthew Kennison

Matthew Kennison

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Recognized since 2021

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

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Matt conducts internal investigations on behalf of a wide array of clients across various industries, including healthcare, finance, education, and automotive, and has also assisted clients in assessing and structuring internal compliance programs. Matt regularly assists clients in responding to DOJ, SEC, state Attorney General, and other regulators’ inquiries, and his collaborative and creative approach generates opportunities for clients to effectively address the government’s interest. Matt is a member of RSHC’s Higher Education team, where he has partnered with colleges and universities to act as the external investigator in sensitive Title IX investigations.

Matt has extensive litigation experience in many areas, including federal antitrust, civil rights, Title IX litigation, civil RICO, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, automotive supplier disputes, personal injury defense, and other complex commercial disputes. He has handled litigation for a diverse array of clients, including global investment management companies, national insurance companies, college sports associations, automotive suppliers, national transportation companies, colleges and universities, technology companies, and nonprofit organizations. Matt manages all facets of complex discovery, mediation, expert preparation, motion practice, and settlement negotiations, and has been an integral member of multiple trial and appellate teams.

Contact & Links
  • 121 West Washington Street, Suite 402
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • University of Michigan, J.D., cum laude, graduated 2014
  • University of California - San Diego, B.A., Political Science, graduated 2003
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, Michigan State Bar
  • New York, New York State Bar
  • American Bar Assocation - Antitrust Section, Member
  • Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) - Certified Civil Rights Investigator, Level IV
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America 2024 for work in:
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Antitrust Law, 2021-2022, and Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2022-2024), Best Lawyers®
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Antitrust Law
  • Education Law

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