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Matthew A. Kairis

Jones Day (Dallas), Jones Day (Irvine)
Lawyer (Partner)

Matthew A. Kairis is a Partner at Jones Day who is in charge of the Texas Region. He has spent more than 30 years trying class actions, winning verdicts in mass tort, financial regulation, and consumer fraud litigation. He currently serves as lead counsel for all collegiate institutions in the national football concussion MDL (multidistrict litigation) pending in Chicago federal court, a consolidation of more than 500 class actions against the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) and its member institutions. Matt routinely handles high-profile matters, such as assisting Notre Dame following a videographer’s fatal accident during football practice, defending nationwide legal attacks on electronic voting systems for the industry’s leading manufacturer, and leading all litigation efforts in the wake of the multibillion dollar collapse and FBI raid on National Century Financial. On behalf of First American Financial, Matt obtained the complete reversal of what would have been the largest punitive damages award in an economic injury case in Ohio history. He served as lead trial counsel for First American defeating a putative multibillion dollar consumer fraud RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act) class action and defends mortgage servicers in various servicing class actions. Matt was a member of the lead trial team representing R.J. Reynolds in a $2 billion tobacco class action that resulted in a jury defense verdict, named one of the "Top Defense Wins of the Year" by The National Law Journal. Matt’s trial experience began at a unique program at Harvard Law, serving as a Massachusetts prosecutor with a perfect conviction rate in north Boston. He is the Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Texas Region, which encompasses two offices and nearly 200 lawyers.

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Louis K. Fisher, Tiffany D. Lipscomb-Jackson, Craig A. Waldman, Chris R.J. Pace, Marc A. Weinroth, Matthew A. Kairis The US Supreme Court prohibits an association from restraining student-athlete education-related benefits while recognizing the association still retains considerable flexibility to regulate such benefits (NCAA / Alston)


The Court’s ruling that certain NCAA rules violate antitrust law opens the door for student-athletes to receive additional benefits. But it does not extend to compensation relating to athletic performance, conferences remain free to pass their own rules independently, and universities may decide (...)

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