Matthew S. Melamed

Matthew S. Melamed


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Matthew Melamed is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Francisco office, where he focuses on securities litigation whistleblower representation. Since joining the Firm, he has been a member of litigation teams responsible for substantial investor recoveries, including Jones v. Pfizer Inc. (S.D.N.Y.), In re St. Jude Med., Inc. Sec. Litig. (D. Minn.), Oklahoma Police Pension & Ret. Sys. v. Sientra, Inc. (Cal. Super. Ct., San Mateo Cnty.), and In re Willbros Grp., Inc. Sec. Litig. (S.D. Tex.). He has also contributed to the Firm’s appellate work, including in Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme, British Coal Staff Superannuation v. First Solar, Inc. (9th Cir.) and China Development Industrial Bank v. Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated (N.Y. App. Div.). Along with other Robbins Geller attorneys, Matt is currently leading the effort on behalf of cities, counties, and states in a nationwide litigation concerning the marketing and distribution of prescription opioids. 

Each year from 2015 through 2018, Matt was selected as a Rising Star in the area of securities litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, which recognizes top attorneys who have been practicing law for no more than 10 years or are aged 40 or younger.

Before joining Robbins Geller, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Before clerking, Matt was an attorney at Public Justice, P.C., where he litigated appeals combatting federal preemption of state laws, forced arbitration clauses, and unnecessary court secrecy.

Matt received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and Juris Doctor degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, was named to the Order of the Coif, and served as a member of the Hastings Law Journal. He is also a Tony Patiño Fellow, a merit-based fellowship awarded to select students at UC Hastings, the University of Chicago Law School, and Columbia Law School who demonstrate leadership, a commitment to public service, and outstanding academic and personal achievement.


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015-2018

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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2008, magna cum laude

  • Tony Patiño Fellow
  • Order of the Coif
  • Senior Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal
  • Student Director, General Assistance Advocacy Project

Wesleyan University, B.A., 1996


  • California
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Tenth Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California


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