Matthew Stromquist

Partner

Stromquist

Matt has been representing clients in complex commercial litigation and class actions for nearly a decade. He has tried jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts around the country. He is also an appellate lawyer who prides himself on successfully preserving wins at the trial level.

Matt’s love of music, culture and travel have taken him on some interesting adventures. He spent a summer working for a NGO outside Cape Town, South Africa, where he counseled rural farm laborers on their rights under the new Constitution. He won a Fulbright Fellowship to study itinerant, goat-herding folk musicians in the Himalayan foothills. He has also worked in Kenya and India, and learned multiple languages. But today he enjoys a less nomadic lifestyle, skiing, biking and sand-castle building with his family in Evanston.

 

 

Presentations

Publications

Associations

Speaker, "Spotlight on Fair Debt Collection Practices: Strategies for Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Liability," ACI's 6th Bank and Non-Bank Forum on Mortgage Servicing Compliance, Washington, DC | November 30, 2016

Speaker, "The 2015-2016 Supreme Court Term and Consumer Financial Services: An Overview," Chicago Bar Association, Consumer Credit Committee | October 5, 2016

Speaker, "Building Financial Stability," Midtown Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL | April 9, 2016

Speaker, "Cleaning Up Your Credit," Chicago Public Library "Law at the Library" Series (pro bono) | January 14, 2016

Moderator, "The Borrower’s Perspective: Insights From the Plaintiff’s Bar and Consumer Advocates," ACI's 18th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement, Dallas, TX | September 18, 2015

"The High Court Speaks on Standing, Mootness, Arbitration, and Representative Evidence," 72 Bus. Lawyer 567 (2017)

"How Banks Are Trying to Contain Cost of CFPB's Arbitration Plan," American Banker, June 30, 2016 (quoted)

"CFPB's Motivation In Banning Class Actions Called Into Question," Forbes, May 24, 2016 (quoted)

"Is Foreclosing on a Security Interest Collection of a Debt? Perspectives on the Application of the FDCPA," Business Law Today, April 2014

Mortgage Bankers Association

Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

American Bar Association, Consumer Financial Services Committee (Vice Chair, International Task Force, 2016-present)

Receivables Management Association

ACA International, Members Attorney Program

Illinois Bankers Association

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Contact Matt

(312) 361-3457 DIRECT

(312) 939-0983 FAX

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Did You Know

Matt plays mandolin and keyboard in the rock n' roll band Highplanes.

In law school, Matt was an editor for the Iowa Law Review, and recipient of the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award.

Matt was an extra on a Bollywood film, and received a film credit as "waiter no. 1".

He clerked for the D.C. Court of Appeals.

Matt sits on the board of Hoshyar Foundation, a charity that funds and promotes the education of girls in Pakistan.

Education

The University of Iowa College of LawJ.D., with highest distinction (2007)

Haverford CollegeB.A. (1998)

Admissions

State of Illinois

State of California

State of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit

U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois

U.S. District Court, S.D. Illinois

U.S. District Court, S.D. Indiana

U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan

U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisconsin

U.S. District Court, W.D. Wisconsin

U.S. Distict Court, D. Colorado