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Matthew Littleton

Donahue, Goldberg, Weaver & Littleton

About Matthew Littleton

Matt Littleton specializes in public-interest environmental litigation and inverse-condemnation (“takings”) defense in federal and state appellate courts.  He is a member of the bars of New York and the District of Columbia. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government, Matt served as a law clerk to Judge William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before joining the firm, he spent six years as an appellate attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he briefed and argued dozens of federal and state appeals on topics including pollution control, natural resources, Indian law and Fifth Amendment takings.  Matt also worked closely with the Office of the Solicitor General to draft jurisdictional and merits briefs in the Supreme Court on those topics and a range of other issues.  He twice received the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Excellence and received a Bronze Medal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his advocacy.  Matt earlier served as a Law and Policy Associate in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change in 2009 and 2010.