Matt is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ). Since joining LACLJ in 2015, Matt has helped elevate LACLJ’s services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and overseen a sixty percent increase in total clients served each year. Matt was previously the Deputy Director of the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. As Deputy Director, he helped double the Institute’s budget and endowment and raise the Institute’s profile among community leaders, policymakers and the bar. Previously, Matt was a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), where he represented Latino and immigrant clients in constitutional class action litigation and regularly promoted MALDEF priorities to policymakers, the media and the public. Matt graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law. After law school, he worked as a research associate at the Institute on Race & Poverty at the University of Minnesota Law School. He has also worked as a legal editor and as a communications and development consultant to youth services agencies and health clinics.