Matthew S. Tripolitsiotis
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Area of Practice
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2004; Articles Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law
University of Pennsylvania, M.G.A., Government Administration, 2002; Project Director, Fels Voting Index
Villanova University, B.A., Political Science, 2000; Commencement Speaker; Truman Scholar Nominee
New York and Connecticut
United States Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit
United States District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Matthew S. Tripolitsiotis's main practice area is complex litigation. He represents a wide range of clients in a number of diverse matters, including, among others, antitrust, appellate, business relationships, contracts, commercial real estate, corporate governance, entertainment, land use, and intellectual property litigation matters.
At Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Mr. Tripolitsiotis represented American Express in its suit against Visa and MasterCard for antitrust violations. American Express's $4 billion recovery was hailed as the largest antitrust settlement for a single antitrust-plaintiff to date. Mr. Tripolitsiotis is also counsel to American Express in its defense of antitrust actions brought by the Department of Justice and certain merchants regarding American Express's non-discrimination provisions.
Mr. Tripolitsiotis represented The Weinstein Company in connection with the decision to move its successful reality television show Project Runway from NBC Universal's Bravo network to the Lifetime network.
Mr. Tripolitsiotis's other work has included defending Man Group PLC against a securities class action that was dismissed on Man Group's motion to dismiss, winning a Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment awarding the firm's client a 40% membership interest in a leading hedge fund-of-funds along with damages in excess of $20 million, and successfully recovering funds for Adelphia Communication Corporation from its former executives in the wake of a major corporate scandal.
Mr. Tripolitsiotis has also represented a premier New York City real estate developer in various matters, a Brazilian asset manager in its dispute over ownership rights in Brazilian telecommunication companies, and a major motion picture company in potential litigation against a former partner.
Mr. Tripolitsiotis is the author of a seminal article on Compact Clause entities that was published in the Yale Law & Policy Review and he has consulted on issues related to the compact clause of the U.S. Constitution.
While at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his J.D. and M.G.A. degrees, Mr. Tripolitsiotis served as a law school clerk for Judge Marjorie O. Rendell of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He served on the board of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law as Articles Editor and as a teaching assistant in the political science department of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Tripolitsiotis has experience as a mediator and his academic interests include constitutional law, political science, and civil procedure.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: The Application of State Law to Compact Clause Entities, 23 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 163 (2005)
Note, Groh v. Ramirez, The Warrant Requirement, and Qualified Immunity, 6 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1179 (2004).
54 BSF Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers in 2013 Super Lawyers Magazine (2013 Super Lawyers)
The BSF Report: Spring 2013 (03.08.2013)
BSF to Spearhead Defense of American Express in DOJ Suit (Firm Newsletter Spring 2011)
Firm Report: July 2008 (07.28.2008)
Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)