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Government Experience

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit—Law Clerk, Hon. Jeffrey R. Howard (2018-2019)


  • Ave Maria University, B.A. (2012) magna cum laude
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2017)


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Matthew Vicinanzo

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.508.8721
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Matthew Vicinanzo is an associate in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the Health Care and Government Contracts groups. Matthew represents and counsels health care entities and a variety of government contractors in litigation matters, including the False Claims Act, as well as in various regulatory and compliance matters.

Matthew’s recent representative matters include:

  • Representing government contractors and health care entities in government investigations and internal investigations relating to the civil False Claims Act and criminal fraud statutes.
  • Representing clients in responding to Civil Investigative Demands from federal and state agencies.
  • Defending the owner of a small woman-owned radio station in a suit brought by the Department of Justice alleging that the owner violated the False Claims Act by improperly retaining a “new entrant” bidding credit.
  • Providing fraud and abuse compliance counseling and regulatory counseling to a private-equity owned health system in the acquisition of two academically affiliated hospitals.
  • Providing state-specific regulatory compliance advice for a Fortune 100 company regarding pharmaceutical distribution.

Matthew maintains an active pro bono practice, representing small business owners in government investigations. He has also represented disabled petitioners in Social Security benefits appeals and a third-party sexual assault victim in maintaining her privacy in both federal and state court litigation. 

Matthew received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as an editor of both the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy and the American Journal of Comparative Law. He also studied at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies in London, U.K. Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Ave Maria University with a B.A. in both history and business administration. He previously clerked for Chief Judge Jeffrey R. Howard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.


Admitted to practice: Virginia, District of Columbia

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association, Public Contract Law and Health Law Sections

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