Matthew Evan Lewitz


Santa Monica

(213) 892-7937

(310) 394-4700

New York

(212) 453-3799

Matthew is an experienced litigator, representing clients in state and federal business litigation matters. Matthew focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including financial services and securities fraud litigation, contract disputes and actions involving business torts, and privacy and data-related class actions, including cases involving Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act and the Video Privacy Protection Act. He has represented clients in city and state administrative proceedings, as well as clients facing federal and state investigations. Matthew has substantial experience in various aspects of litigation including handling appeals, and has international arbitration experience before the International Chamber of Commerce. He routinely helps clients to craft practical and effective solutions to mitigate legal and business risk.

Matthew recently obtained dismissal of a Video Privacy Act class action against a national digital media company by raising novel jurisdictional and other issues and is in the incipient stages of representing a newly sued entity in cookie consent litigation. He co-leads a team focused on video privacy, pixel and cookie litigation pending in California and throughout the United States. 

Matthew previously practiced in the New York office of a national law firm where he represented mortgage lenders, loan servicers, and investors in actions involving predatory lending allegations and federal and state consumer protection claims.  He also defended law firms and lawyers in high-stakes legal malpractice actions.

Matthew graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of The George Washington International Law Review and The George Washington University Law School Moot Court Board. Matthew was awarded the honors of Best Brief and Best Overall Competitor in the law school's annual Judge Grenadier International Law Moot Court Competition. Matthew graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Organizational Studies.



Cozen O'Connor Promotes 27 to Membership

May 01, 2019

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 27 attorneys with the promotion to member: Dylan Alper, Philip J. Berens, Alison Weintraub Berson, Evan Berquist, Alexandra Campau, Alissa K. Christopher, Matthew D. Clyde, Rachel Collins Clarke, Michael A. Corgan, Matthew L. Elkin, Nicole M. Ellis, Alex H. Hayden, David S. Huard, Haryle Kaldis, David Kirchblum, Matthew Evan Lewitz, Jesse Ryan Loffler, Samantha L. Mazo, Lindsey A. Miller, Jeffrey M. Monhait, Jonathan Nase, Jacqueline Promislo, Shelby K. Riney, Kelly Shinn, Terri A. Sutton, Daniel P. Thiel, and Laura Zulick.


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 2011
  • University of Michigan, B.A., with high distinction, 2008
  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court -- Central District of California