Matt Borden is a partner and co-founder of BraunHagey & Borden. He has successfully litigated dozens of cases for business clients in the U.S. and internationally, and has obtained dismissal and denial of class certification in multiple consumer class actions in state and federal courts around the country.

Matt has prosecuted and defended numerous cases in trial and appellate courts around the country. He has defended clients such as Bank of America, Kyocera Corp., and the Government of Egypt in financial services and cross-border litigation and arbitration, and has sued many large companies including Mizuho Bank, Shinsei Bank, Citibank, National City Bank, and Deloitte & Touche in similarly complex cases.

Matt has litigated diverse issues, including intellectual property and trade secrets, class actions, lender liability, legal and accounting malpractice, False Claims Act, shareholder disputes, matters involving state and federal tax laws and shelters, products liability, bankruptcy, and fiduciary duties arising from ERISA, partnerships, corporate obligations, trusts, and guardianships.

Matt has also tried several criminal and asylum cases and appeals and has taken on profuse pro bono work every year he has been in practice.


Matt lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and daughter. He is an avid cyclist and amateur writer of children’s books.

For more information about Matt’s representative cases and experience, please contact the firm.


Law School
J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law (2000), Order of the Coif, Thurston Society, with American Jurisprudence awards in twelve separate subjects

B.A. in English from University of California Berkeley

Former Associations
Law Clerk, Honorable William Alsup (N.D. Cal.)
Associate, Morrison & Foerster, LLP (San Francisco)

Member of State Bar of California and Guam; Admitted in the Northern District and Central District of California, and in the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals; Counsel of record in state and federal proceedings in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut, and Kentucky