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Matt Reid Managing Director, Head of Los Angeles Office

Los Angeles T: 213.317.1605

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Matt Reid brings more than three decades of experience from California to Washington D.C. to Brussels in financial and corporate communications, public affairs and crisis management to Abernathy MacGregor.

His expertise spans managing high profile cybersecurity and ransomware attacks to counseling clients on patent issues and litigation. Matt has provided activist defense counsel to numerous publicly traded companies and managed major reputational crises for leading corporations and public and private universities. Additionally, he has overseen communications for countless corporate acquisitions, mergers and SPAC transactions. Matt has also led a number of executive transitions and assisted numerous companies in confronting regulatory challenges and investigations.

Matt has deep experience across industries, including working with leading technology companies, major for-profit and non-profit institutions and consumer companies over his career including Adobe, Apple, Chevron, Dell, IBM, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, Oracle, Stanford University, Starbucks, Symantec, Texas Instruments, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Portland Trail Blazers, the San Francisco 49ers, Visa International and Walmart.

Prior to joining Abernathy, Matt served as Managing Director and co-head of the Los Angeles office of Sard Verbinnen & Co. He has also held senior leadership positions at BSA | The Software Alliance, the leading global trade association for the software industry; founded the global public affairs practice at Waggener Edstrom; and worked in corporate communications and public affairs at several agencies on the west coast including Fleishman Hillard and the GCI Group. Additionally, Matt has worked on numerous high profile political campaigns throughout California.

From 2015 to 2021, Matt served on the Board of Directors, including as Co-Chair of the Board, of Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, the leading Alzheimer’s advocacy and care group in Southern California. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in English Literature.

Education

  • University of Nevada, Reno, B.A. English Literature

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