With 21 offices, 85 practices and over 900 lawyers and professionals, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is among the world’s largest law firms, yet it strives to provide every client with focused and consistent attention. Recognized by BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service A-Team and as one of the top 30 law firms in the U.S., Akin Gump is known for its strength in litigation and high-stakes appellate work, leadership in groundbreaking transactions and depth in public policy. Akin Gump is committed to creating, expanding and protecting its clients’ assets and interests.
Through its network of domestic and international offices, Akin Gump advises companies across myriad industries in both mature and emerging markets. Akin Gump professionals possess a sharp understanding of the intangible factors in economic and political infrastructures, combining it with first-hand government experience at the highest levels around the world.
Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, real estate and construction, food and beverage, health care, life sciences, and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, land use, and intellectual property law.
Mr. Baker concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on multistate class action defense involving claims for consumer fraud, product defects, and false and deceptive advertising. Mr. Baker has substantial experience litigating cases in state and federal courts for clients in a range of industries, including automotive, communications, consumer electronics, pharmaceutical and retail. He has defended numerous class actions involving claims for false advertising, unfair competition, consumer fraud, breach of warranty and product defects. Mr. Baker also has extensive experience litigating complex product liability cases, primarily involving pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Mr. Baker received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where he was elected into the Order of Barristers. He received his A.B. with highest honors from the University of California, Davis.
Matt Struhar is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group, where he assists clients at all stages in litigation, from pretrial motions through appeal. He has both litigation and regulatory experience and has worked on matters involving unfair competition, antitrust, the Fair Housing Act, and other state and federal laws and regulations. A conscientious attorney, Matt has worked on matters, including appeals, related to the Freedom of Information Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Voting Rights Act, civil rights, and gun control.
Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Matthew was an attorney with Nixon Peabody LLP. He is admitted to the bar in California and the District of Columbia.
Matt received his JD from the University of California, Davis, School of Law and his BA magna cum laude from The Ohio State University.