Matt Vega is a member of Littler CaseSmart® team and is based in Tennessee. He is responsible for handling administrative agency charges from investigation to conclusion. He works on client-dedicated service teams, focused on handling charges. He investigates charge allegations, reviews pertinent documents, interviews key witnesses, and provides clients an assessment of the risks associated with the charge. In partnership with the client, Matt defends the charge by drafting persuasive position statements and responses to the agency’s requests for information and/or pursues resolution of the charge through formal or informal settlement negotiations.

Matt has practiced law for over 25 years for a variety of clients of a private law firm, and as in-house counsel for three Fortune 500 companies, including one of the world’s largest express transportation companies. He has extensive experience handling employment litigation and regulatory issues arising under a broad range of federal statutes such as:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • The Department of Homeland Security Authorization Act

Besides his law practice, Matt enjoyed a successful academic career as a professor of law and ethics and dean of an ABA-accredited law school.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Board Member

Rainbow Omega, Inc.


News, Analysis & Press

Beyond Incentives: Making Corporate Whistleblowing Moral in the New Era of Dodd-Frank Act “Bounty Hunting"

45 Conn. L. Rev. 483


The First Amendment Lost in Translation: Preventing Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections after Citizens United v. FEC

44 Loyola L.A. L. Rev. 951


Balancing Judicial Cognizance and Caution: Whether Transnational Corporations Are Liable for Foreign Bribery Under the Alien Tort Statute

31 Mich. J. of Int’l Law 385


The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Culture of Bribery: Expanding the Scope of Private Whistleblower Suits to Overseas Employees

46 Harv. J. on Legis. 425


Small Bribes Buy Big Problems

25 ACC Docket 102

September 2007

Books & Book Chapters

  • Chapter 13: Security and Trade Facilitation, International Practitioner’s Desk Series: U.S. Customs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures, ABA, Co-Authors: T. James Min II and Jamie A. Joiner, 2009, updated in 2015


  • J.D., Yale Law School, 1993
  • B.A., Freed-Hardeman University, 1990summa cum laude

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