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Matthew D. Forsgren - Attorney
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Assistant: Caron Pjanic
Phone: 612.373.8380

Education

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science and History, with distinction (1991)
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude (1994)

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Matt Forsgren represents clients in civil, administrative, and criminal proceedings and investigations across the country. An accomplished trial attorney with extensive first-chair, jury trial experience, Matt also represents clients in commercial, securities, and labor arbitrations.

 

Corporate clients turn to Matt to conduct internal investigations in various complex matters. Matt’s knowledge and experience in internal investigations has resulted in him serving as an adjunct professor in one of the only law-school courses in the country concerning best practices in internal investigations.

 

Matt also is adept at guiding clients through the investigatory process. He represents clients in inquiries, investigations, and proceedings involving federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of Commerce, as well as others.

 

Matt’s litigation practice involves representing clients in securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and closely-held corporate disputes, as well as advising clients facing securities-related enforcement investigations. He also represents employers in disputes involving theft and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, as well as the matters involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • State Bar of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Federal Defender for the District of Minnesota
    • Panel Attorney, Conflicts Panel (1995 – present)
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Board of Directors (2012 – present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

TEACHING

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas Law School (Internal Investigations) 

AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION

  • Selected to Super Lawyers list, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2014-2016)

PUBLICATIONS

  •  “The Outer Edge of the Envelope: Disqualification of White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys under the Joint Defense Doctrine,” 78 Minn. L. Rev. 1219 (one of 13 articles selected nationally for reprint in Crim L. Rev. 217, 1995) (1994)

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Advocates for Human Rights
    • Board of Directors 
  • Center for Victims of Torture
    • Pro bono counsel
  • Lawyers United for All Families
  • The Sanneh Foundation
    • Advisory Board Member
Matthew D. Forsgren - Attorney

mforsgren@greeneespel.com
612.373.8399
612.373.0929 fax


Assistant: Caron Pjanic
Phone: 612.373.8380

Education

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Political Science and History, with distinction (1991)
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude (1994)

Matt Forsgren represents clients in civil, administrative, and criminal proceedings and investigations across the country. An accomplished trial attorney with extensive first-chair, jury trial experience, Matt also represents clients in commercial, securities, and labor arbitrations.

 

Corporate clients turn to Matt to conduct internal investigations in various complex matters. Matt’s knowledge and experience in internal investigations has resulted in him serving as an adjunct professor in one of the only law-school courses in the country concerning best practices in internal investigations.

 

Matt also is adept at guiding clients through the investigatory process. He represents clients in inquiries, investigations, and proceedings involving federal and state agencies, including the Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of Commerce, as well as others.

 

Matt’s litigation practice involves representing clients in securities litigation, shareholder derivative actions, and closely-held corporate disputes, as well as advising clients facing securities-related enforcement investigations. He also represents employers in disputes involving theft and misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, as well as the matters involving non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eighth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • State Bar of Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Federal Defender for the District of Minnesota
    • Panel Attorney, Conflicts Panel (1995 – present)
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Board of Directors (2012 – present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

TEACHING

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas Law School (Internal Investigations) 

AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION

  • Selected to Super Lawyers list, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2014-2016)

PUBLICATIONS

  •  “The Outer Edge of the Envelope: Disqualification of White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys under the Joint Defense Doctrine,” 78 Minn. L. Rev. 1219 (one of 13 articles selected nationally for reprint in Crim L. Rev. 217, 1995) (1994)

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Advocates for Human Rights
    • Board of Directors 
  • Center for Victims of Torture
    • Pro bono counsel
  • Lawyers United for All Families
  • The Sanneh Foundation
    • Advisory Board Member

Practice Areas

Internal Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense Business Litigation