James W. Matthews

Foley & Lardner

Practice Area: Litigation

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    “A sharp trial attorney.”
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    James W. Matthews is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He focuses his practice on trying complex business disputes for a variety of businesses, including manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Mr. Matthews has experience as lead counsel to one of the world’s largest generic drug manufacturers in the nationwide Average Wholesale Price litigation. He coordinated the defense of more than 50 separate lawsuits pending in state and federal courts around the country, including a qui tam action under the Federal False Claims Act and numerous civil enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general alleging violations of a variety of state statutes, including state false claims acts.

    Mr. Matthews has frequently represented life sciences and technology companies in commercial disputes pending in courts and before arbitrators throughout the country. In the past ten years, his practice has included the representation of major generic pharmaceutical companies in ANDA litigation, antitrust actions, contract disputes, and civil enforcement actions. Mr. Matthews has also represented medical device companies and internet service providers in arbitrations and in patent actions in federal court.

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