Matthew S. Oorbeek is an Associate in the Firm's Newark office and is a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice Group. He has litigated a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters, including those involving consumer protection class actions in state and federal courts, represented clients in shareholder oppression matters, as well as representing companies involved in business disputes. Mr. Oorbeek believes that being the most prepared attorney in the room is vital to resolving cases, be it through aggressive litigation or negotiating a favorable settlement. He actively works with clients to understand their desired outcome in any matter and strives to develop and implement a strategy to achieve those results.
Mr. Oorbeek has represented clients in more than 20 consumer protection class action cases involving violations of the Consumer Fraud Act, Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. His appellate experience includes representing appellants and respondents through initial filings, motions, and oral arguments.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Oorbeek served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Travis L. Francis, Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage. He also served as an extern in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Newark.
- Obtained striking of counterclaims in a dispute between members of a limited liability company and favorably settled affirmative claims on the day of trial.
- Successfully negotiated a settlement for a minority shareholder in a famous North Jersey music venue.
- Represented a public entity, defending against claims of violations of the Open Public Records Act.
- Represented an international jewelry designer and entrepreneur, prosecuting claims of racketeering, fraud, and conversion.
- Responsible for more than 60 individual and class action cases involving consumer protection claims in state and federal courts.
- Successfully litigated a consumer fraud case from client intake and discovery, ultimately prevailing at trial and defeating an appeal.
- Conducted depositions in a class action alleging deceptive financing and advertising practices and assisted with obtaining a favorable settlement for the client after trial commenced.
- Seton Hall University School of Law, Student Director, Volunteer Income Tax Association, Secretary, Seton Hall Tax Law Society
- Rutgers University, Member, Rutgers University International Political Science Honors Society, Member, Rutgers University Economics Honor Society