Matteo Godi is an associate in the Litigation Department and a member of the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice Group. He represents clients in complex civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts, including four merits cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Matteo has also argued before various courts of appeals, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Maryland Appellate Court. His appellate work has touched on issues involving constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law and procedure, and statutory interpretation.
Prior to joining the firm, Matteo served as a law clerk to Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, then of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Judge Guido Calabresi of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Matteo graduated from Yale Law School, where he received the Joseph A. Chubb Competition Prize (first prize, for excellence in non-academic legal writing), the Charles G. Albom Prize (for excellence in appellate advocacy through a clinic), the Judge Ralph K. Winter Prize (for the best student paper in law and economics) and the Edward D. Robbins Prize (for the best student note in a journal other than the Yale Law Journal).
Matteo has written on topics related to tort law, administrative law, behavioral law and economics, and comparative constitutional law. During the 2021 and 2023 academic years, he served as a visiting lecturer in law at Yale Law School, teaching a required lecture course on “Torts & Regulation” and a seminar on “Statutory Torts.”