Matthew Morreale

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Matthew Morreale

Matthew Morreale

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Matthew Morreale is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and is in charge of its environmental practice. Mr. Morreale advises the Firm’s clients on environmental matters relating to mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings and other business transactions, as well as on environmental-related proceedings and investigations.

Mr. Morreale has worked on hundreds of transactions across all industries in the U.S. and internationally, including deals in heavy manufacturing; oil and gas (exploration and production, transport, refining and services); chemical refining; shipping; power generation; cement and aggregates production; automobile assembly; pulp and paper; iron and steel; mining; electronics; telecommunications; food services; publishing; and retail chains. Mr. Morreale also provides counseling on environmental compliance matters; environmental and toxic tort litigation; environmental indemnification disputes; and environmental aspects of periodic reporting obligations under securities laws.

Mr. Morreale regularly lectures and writes on environmental topics, such as disclosure obligations under SEC requirements, including those relating to climate change. He sits on the adjunct faculty of both Columbia Law School and Cardozo School of Law, where he has taught courses on environmental concerns in business transactions and on the law of climate change. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law (since 1997) and Environmental Advocates of New York (since 2014).

Mr. Morreale has been cited as one of the country’s leading environmental practitioners by, among others, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2010 through 2018; The Legal 500 from 2011 through 2018; The Best Lawyers in America from 2010 through 2019; and Who’s Who Legal: Environment from 2014 through 2018.

Mr. Morreale was born in Garden City, New York. He received a B.A.S. (focus in mechanical and systems engineering) and a B.A. in 1990 and an M.S. in Geology in 1994, all from the University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1997, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Senior Editor for Articles and Notes of the Journal of Environmental Law. Mr. Morreale joined Cravath in 1998 and became a partner in 2011. Prior to joining Cravath, he practiced environmental law, including regulatory and litigation matters, at a law firm in New York.

Mr. Morreale may be reached by phone at +1-212-474-1534 or by email at mmorreale@cravath.com.

Mr. Morreale is admitted only in New York.

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Education
JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Class of 1997

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

MS in Geology
Class of 1994

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Editor, Articles and Notes
Prior

Columbia Journal of Environmental Law was founded in 1972 with a grant from the Ford Foundation. The Journal is one of the oldest environmental law journals in the nation and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent environmental journals in the country. Among our subscribers are law libraries, law firms, and federal, local, and state courts, as well as a significant international readership.

Career History
Adjunct Faculty Member
Prior

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

Partner
1998 - Current

Cravath, Swaine & Moore provides legal services in various industries such as: broadcasting, media and entertainment, consumer products, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrial and chemicals, professional services, real estate, retail, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Adjunct Faculty Member
Prior

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
1997 - Current

Columbia Journal of Environmental Law was founded in 1972 with a grant from the Ford Foundation. The Journal is one of the oldest environmental law journals in the nation and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent environmental journals in the country. Among our subscribers are law libraries, law firms, and federal, local, and state courts, as well as a significant international readership.

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