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Matthew Haverstick

Kleinbard LLC - Philadelphia

Matthew Haverstick - Kleinbard LLC
  • One Liberty Place, 46th Floor
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • PA 19103

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Litigates high-level governmental and political matters, including for members of Congress and Pennsylvania legislative leaders. Referred to by media as “the counsel of choice” for Republican officials across Pennsylvania, but represents political figures in both parties. Specializes in high profile, media-intensive matters, including criminal and internal investigations, ethics investigations, defense of constitutionality of state laws, and issues affecting the legislative branch of government. Specializes in appellate advocacy, arguing multiple times before Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. Performs internal investigations for public agencies and nonprofits, including the Pennsylvania Senate, Turnpike Commission and Catholic Church.


Represents Pennsylvania in pending United States Supreme Court original jurisdiction action against Delaware over disposition of millions of dollars of unclaimed property. Routinely argues in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on political and governmental matters. Defeated NCAA’s efforts to expatriate $60 million from Penn State University, causing NCAA to remove all remaining sanctions against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky scandal.