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Matthew Novian


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Matt’s practice encompasses a wide range of business litigation and class action defense, with an emphasis on consumer fraud and privacy claims. He has extensive experience defending complex claims in both state and federal courts.  Matt has also successfully defended corporations in claims brought under the Copyright Act. 
He has succeeded in bringing early dispositive issues before the courts and saving costs associated with discovery, and is skilled in early and efficient dispute resolution, including mediation and class action settlements. Clients trust him because he has a keen understanding of their business and develops common-sense, business-minded and creative strategies to help resolve matters as efficiently as possible.
In law school, Matt was chief submissions editor of the UCLA School of Law’s Entertainment Law Review. Throughout law school, Matt participated in a variety of pro bono programs, including the courtroom advocates program. Today, Matt maintains a pro bono practice, in which he counsels clients in matters related to immigration and domestic violence.


  • University of California - Los Angeles (JD)
  • New York University (BA, with distinction)

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Monthly TCPA Digest – January 2019

January 16, 2019 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Radhika Bhat, Elana R. Safner, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott

This TCPA Digest covers an FCC petition on how the TCPA defines telemarketing and dual purpose and an Eighth Circuit holding for an insurance carrier based on record-keeping.
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Monthly TCPA Digest – December 2018

December 17, 2018 | Article | By Joshua Briones, Russell Fox, Alexander Hecht, Radhika Bhat, Elana R. Safner, Crystal Lopez, Esteban Morales, Nicole Ozeran, Natalie Prescott

This TCPA Digest examines recently introduced Congressional bills focused on combatting robocalls and the FCC’s order to establish a single reassigned numbers database.
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News & Press

The California Consumer Privacy Act takes effect in about eight months, but amendments are expected. An April hearing on a bill that would expand the private right of action and remove compliance opportunities for businesses showed it needs to be carefully followed, say Mintz attorneys Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales and Matthew Novian.
Within 48 hours of initiating a copyright infringement suit against FJerry LLC, Elliot Tebele, Jerry Media and Tebele’s tequila venture JAJA Spirits for allegedly stealing a meme and posting it on the popular @fuckjerry Instagram, legal counsel for “content creator” Olorunfemi Coker filed to voluntarily dismiss the case without prejudice.
Mintz Member Jason Halperin quoted in this article on behalf of his client, Jerry Media, saying that Olorunfemi Coker, also known as @iamFemiFactor on Twitter, had no legal claim to the meme.
Attorney Jason Halperin addresses Coker’s lawyer filing a notice of voluntary dismissal — only two days after it was filed.
This New York Law Journal outside analysis column discusses the rapidly growing cryptocurrency space and how multiple federal and state agencies are trying to regulate these evolving markets. The column is authored by Mintz Members David Siegal and Jason Halperin. Associates Ellen Shapiro and Matthew Novian assisted in the preparation of this column.
This Law360 "Expert Analysis" piece discusses Lorenzo v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — a significant securities fraud case before the U.S. Supreme Court —which is likely the first of many opportunities the court will have to roll back expansive interpretations of securities law and deter plaintiffs from filing low-quality complaints. A team of Joshua Briones, Esteban Morales and Matthew Novian authored the column.