Matt Oppenheim is the managing partner of Oppenheim + Zebrak, LLP. For over fifteen years, Matt has been representing businesses in commercial and strategic matters. He is an experienced intellectual property, entertainment and technology attorney who both litigates matters in court and counsels clients in private.
Matt has been actively involved in some of the most prominent Internet and copyright issues of our time. On behalf of both large and small clients, Matt has appeared in courts nationwide, negotiated significant technology transactions and provided strategic and legal guidance on internet, copyright and general legal issues.
Prior launching The Oppenheim Group, LLP, Matt was a partner with Jenner & Block LLP in Washington, DC, where he co-chaired its Entertainment and New Media Practice. While at Jenner & Block, Matt principally represented movie studios and record companies. Among the matters that he handled was the landmark Supreme Court case, MGM v. Grokster, in which the Supreme Court decided 9-0 in favor of the movie studios and record companies reversing two lower court decisions which insulated peer to peer networks from potential copyright liability.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Matt spent seven years at the Recording Industry Association of America. As the Senior Vice President for Business and Legal Affairs, he actively oversaw a number of milestone cases, including: Napster, Verizon, MP3Board.com, and Aimster, among many others. Apart from litigation, Matt was actively involved in providing legal and strategic guidance to the industry on new technology and internet matters. In that respect, he served as the primary spokesperson and counsel for the record industry in the Secure Digital Music Initiative and a number of other technology standard setting bodies.
Matt began his career as a lawyer with Proskauer Rose, LLP as a litigator. While at Proskauer, Matt handled a broad variety of commercial litigation matters, including everything from financial institution and accounting fraud, director and officer liability, intellectual property theft and infringement, and technology disputes.
Matt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Cornell Law School. He is a member of the New York, DC and Maryland bars. He is based outside of Washington, DC where he lives with his wife and three children.