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Spencer Fane Grows Litigation Practice in Minnesota With Addition of Associate Matthew Cavanaugh

September 28, 2022

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Matthew Cavanaugh has joined the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group as an associate in the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Cavanaugh’s practice focuses on addressing the full range of litigation risks businesses of all types might encounter in the course of normal operations or due to unforeseen and complicated circumstances. He provides thoughtful and aggressive advocacy to achieve favorable outcomes in state and federal courts, as well as pursuing alternative dispute resolution when beneficial. This includes an intentional focus on strategies to win or favorably resolve disputes while avoiding potentially lengthy and expensive litigation proceedings.

“Our litigation team’s proven success stems from the ability of our attorneys to collaborate and truly understand the business needs of our clients,” said Donald G. Heeman, Office Managing Partner for Spencer Fane in Minneapolis. “We pride ourselves on staffing that provides value and efficiency both from the wisdom and judgment of our veteran litigators and the proficiency of our associates. The result of these efforts is an agile, experienced, and cost-effective representation for our clients, and the addition of Matthew gives us increased capacity to handle increased client demand.”

In addition to his legal work, Cavanaugh brings a beneficial background in health care work. He previously spent time in clinical research at Boston Children’s Hospital and served as a document control specialist for regulatory needs for a plasma collection service. During law school, he worked in research for the Public Health Law Center in St. Paul.

Cavanaugh obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and later went through a post-baccalaureate health careers program at Harvard Extension School. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School. Following law school, he gained experience as a law clerk with the Minnesota Court of Appeals.