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Gregory H. Mathews

Of Counsel
gmathews@khflaw.com
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Phone: (215) 525-5856
Fax: (215) 525-5860

123 S Broad St #1670
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19109

Greg is of counsel to the firm. He is a highly experienced lawyer specializing in a variety of complex commercial litigation and SEC enforcement and compliance matters. Before he entered private practice, Greg served four years as Special Counsel to the Office of Disclosure Policy at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. As a member of the Commission’s Corporate Governance Project, he co-authored the Staff Report on Corporate Accountability (Committee Print, U.S. Senate 1980).

After he entered private practice, Greg headed the securities law practice of a prominent Philadelphia law firm. There, Greg handled various securities matters including public and private offerings of securities, Securities Exchange Act reporting by companies and insiders and compliance counseling for investment advisers. Greg also defended corporate officers and directors in securities litigation and SEC investigations.

Between 1994 and 2004, Greg managed litigation and counselled various business lines for Wachovia Corporation and several predecessor bank holding companies. As Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, he managed an active docket of over 300 cases covering a broad range of claims, including class actions, employment, contract and trust administration disputes as well as SEC and NASD claims. In 2004, he returned to private practice, focusing on various business disputes, including civil RICO and business torts. He also counsels employers on various matters, including protecting their confidential information and employment counseling.

Greg is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer on a variety of corporate, securities, and litigation topics

Education

J.D., Antioch College, School of Law, 1978

M.A., Communications, State University of New York at Geneseo, 1972

B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 1970

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Virginia (Inactive)
Pennsylvania, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2011
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2011
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Philadelphia Bar Foundation

  • Trustee, 2000-2004
  • Secretary, 2004
  • Treasurer, 2000-2003
  • Andrew Hamilton Circle

Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Recipient, Wells Fargo Fidelity Award, 2010
  • Member, Board of Governors, 1999-2004
  • Treasurer, 2000-2002
  • Chair, Business Law Section, 1999
  • Co-Chair, Commerce Program Judges Pro Tem Committee, 2004-2009
  • Co-Chair, Commerce Court Task Force, 1997, 1998

Association of Corporate Counsel

  • Chair, National Corporate and Securities Law Committee, 2001
  • Chair, Litigation Issues Practice Group, 1997-2000

American Bar Association

  • Member, Litigation Section
  • Member, Dispute Resolution Section

Legal Specialties and Certifications
  • Certified Mediator Training - Pepperdine University School of Law, 2004
Industry Areas
  • Insurance
  • Financial and Banking
  • Securities
  • Construction
  • Intellectual Property
Articles
  • “Philadelphia Commerce Case Management Program: Judge Pro Tempore Training Session” by Gregory H. Mathews, Hon. Mark I. Bernstein, Hon. Arnold L. New, Hon. Albert W. Sheppard, Jr., Linda R. Singer
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. - April 20, 2009

  • “Ten Questions for the Honorable Howland Abramson” by Gregory H. Mathews and Hon. Howland Abramson
    The Philadelphia Lawyer - (Spring 2007)

  • “Recent Developments in the Commerce Case Program” by Gregory H. Mathews, Mitchell Bach, Hon. Howland Abramson, Hon. Albert Sheppard and others
    Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, Pa - June 13, 2006

  • “Mediation and other ADR Advocacy in Philadelphia’s Commerce Case Program” by Gregory H. Mathews, Professor Harold Abramson and Hon. Howland Abramson
    Bench-Bar Conference, Philadelphia Bar Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey - October 1, 2005

  • “Apologies Can Make All the Difference in Dispute Resolution” by Gregory H. Mathews
    Legal Intelligencer - June 1, 2005, p. A 6

  • “SEC Enforcement Investigation: What You Need to Know” by Gregory H. Mathews, Kenneth B. Winer, Samuel J. Winer and Gregory R. Bruch
    21 ACC Docket - (November/December 2003) 96-113

  • “Broadening Corporate Discretion Through Constituency Statutes: A Pennsylvania Case Study” by Gregory H. Mathews and Steven A. Reed
    17 ACCA Docket - (March/April 1999) 36-54

Non-Legal Activities
  • Former Board Member, Voorhees Theater Company