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Matthew S. Melamed

Matthew S. Melamed


Matt Melamed is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Francisco office, where he focuses on complex securities litigation and whistleblower representation.  Since joining the Firm, he has been a member of litigation teams responsible for substantial investor recoveries, including Jones v. Pfizer (S.D.N.Y.), In re St. Jude Medical, Inc. Securities Litigation (D. Minn.) and Oklahoma Police Pension & Retirement System v. Sientra, Inc. (Cal. Super. Ct., San Mateo Cty.).  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.). 

For the past three consecutive years, Melamed has been 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, Melamed 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, Melamed was an attorney at Public Justice, P.C., where he litigated appeals combatting federal preemption of state laws, binding pre-dispute arbitration clauses, and unnecessary court secrecy. He remains involved with Public Justice and currently serves on its case development and communications committees. 

Melamed 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


  • Super Lawyer “Rising Star,” 2015-2017

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

  • Tony Patino 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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