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Matthew Spohn focuses his practice at Fulbright & Jaworski on commercial litigation, including intellectual property and patent disputes. Mr. Spohn has first-chaired two bench trials and two jury trials as an associate attorney. Mr. Spohn has also argued several appeals. Currently, Mr. Spohn is a member of the team prosecuting claims against mortgage loan originators who sold Lehman Brothers defective loans. Prior to moving to Denver, Mr. Spohn developed his litigation skills as a commercial litigation associate at a law firm in Minneapolis. As a reflection of his accomplishments at the firm, he was consistently named a "Rising Star" by the Minnesota Law & Politics magazine. Mr. Spohn graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was recognized for his legal writing and legal history research. Mr. Spohn was also the Note and Comment editor of the Iowa Law Review.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
    4 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
    4 years

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Contact info

Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

1200 17th St
Ste 1000
Denver, CO, 80202


NYCurrently registered 201003/07/2016
MNAuthorized to practice200106/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Colorado Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Colorado Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Minnesota Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Minnesota Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Minnesota Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Minnesota Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2005
Order of the CoifUniversity of Iowa College of Law2001
Hunt Prize for Legal HistoryUniversity of Iowa College of Law2001
Judge John F. Dillon Prize for Legal WritingUniversity of Iowa College of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselFulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyReilly Pozner LLP2008 - Present
Law Clerk to Hon. Justice Nancy RiceColorado Supreme Court2008 - 2008
Associate AttorneyWinthrop & Weinstine, P.A.2001 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Denver Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
The Colorado LawyerCombating Bad-Faith Litigation Tactics With Claims for Abuse of Process2009
Iowa Law ReviewA Statutory Chameleon: The Mandatory Victim Restitution Act’s Challenge to the Criminal/Civil Divide2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawN/AJ.D., with high distinction2001
Carleton CollegeN/AB.A., magna cum laude1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute"Where Do IP Contracts Go Wrong – Avoiding Litigation"2012