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Matthew M. Curley

Adjunct Professor of Law
Member, Bass Berry & Sims

Matthew Curley focuses his practice on internal and governmental investigations and related civil and criminal proceedings, particularly within the healthcare industry. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee and was civil chief for the office’s Civil Division. While serving in that position, he was responsible for supervising and coordinating the office’s affirmative civil enforcement efforts, which largely focused on representing the United States and its agencies in healthcare fraud and abuse actions arising under the False Claims Act. After earning his J.D. at Vanderbilt, where he was a managing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, he was a law clerk for Judge Royce C. Lamberth on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and for Judge Michael S. Kanne of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Class Action Subcommittee and is chair of the executive council of the Tennessee Bar Association's Litigation Section.