Matthew Hunter is an associate in the firm's Litigation Department. His practice focuses on white collar criminal investigations and securities litigation. Mr. Hunter joined Goodwin in 2012.

While attending law school, Mr. Hunter was an article editor for the Boston University Law Review. He is also a recipient of the Melville M. Bigelow Scholarship Award.




Since joining Goodwin, Mr. Hunter has represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal investigations and complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts. His clients have included individuals, public and private companies, and financial institutions. Mr. Hunter has experience in the full spectrum of litigation spanning from interviews, managing complex document reviews, pre-trial discovery, motion practice, and trial practice from trial preparation through the completion of trial and post-trial briefing. Mr. Hunter’s recent work includes:

  • United States v. Martoma: Defending former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, against criminal and SEC allegations of insider trading. Prosecutors alleged that Martoma participated in the largest-ever insider trading case, committing securities fraud by trading on shares of two pharmaceutical companies using non-public information, resulting in over $276 million in gains.
  • In Re: New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. Products Liability Litigation: Representing UniFirst Corporation in a multi-district litigation (MDL) involving hundreds of claims based on a meningitis outbreak caused by alleged criminal wrongdoing by the New England Compounding Center (“NECC”).

Mr. Hunter has also been actively involved in a variety of pro bono work while at the firm, which has included work with the New England Innocence Project and representation of indigent criminal defendants in state and federal court.

In 2014-2015, Mr. Hunter served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts, where, among other things, he tried a variety of jury and non-jury misdemeanor and felony cases and argued a number of dispositive and evidentiary motions.





J.D., 2011
Boston University School of Law
(summa cum laude)
B.A., 2006
The University of Maine
(summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Honorable F. Dennis Saylor IV



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