Matthew S. Axelrod

Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Matt Axelrod, a Partner at the Firm, joined Cohen Milstein at the beginning of 2014.  His practice is focused on holding entities accountable for corporate malfeasance and spans a number of the Firm’s practice groups, including the Antitrust Group, the Whistleblower/False Claims Act Group, and the Public Client Group.  He is one of the firm’s senior trial lawyers, having tried nearly twenty cases to verdict in federal court.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Axelrod worked for more than a decade at the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”), where he served as both a federal prosecutor in Miami and then as one of DOJ’s highest-ranking career officials in Washington, D.C.

From March 2011 until December 2013, Mr. Axelrod served as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, where he advised the Deputy Attorney General and Attorney General on DOJ’s most significant white collar criminal matters and False Claims Act investigations, and oversaw the work of DOJ’s Criminal Division, Tax Division, FBI, ATF, and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.   He was also responsible for managing DOJ’s efforts to combat healthcare fraud, and served as DOJ’s primary liaison to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on healthcare fraud matters.

  • Yale University JD, 1997
  • Amherst College BA, 1992

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Publications and Multimedia
Agency Enforcement and Prosecution of Regulatory Crimes - Event Audio/Video
Criminal Law and the Administrative State: Defining and Enforcing Regulatory Crimes
June 11, 2014