Matt McGuire maintains a broad practice encompassing a variety of business and commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and antitrust matters.
In his business litigation practice, Matt handles a variety of complex disputes, including breach of contract litigation, business torts, and other business and commercial litigation. Matt recognizes that each case is unique and each client has particular business needs that govern the appropriate strategy for resolving disputes. Matt puts the needs of his client at the forefront of his focus and approach. A former judicial clerk for the Hon. James E. Gritzner on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, Matt brings extensive experience navigating the challenges of litigation in federal court.
In his intellectual property litigation practice, Matt works with large and small companies to defend their trademarks and patents, protect their brands, and maximize the value of their innovations. A graduate of Drake’s journalism school, Matt is comfortable working closely with subject-matter experts to ensure that expertise is conveyed to the relevant audience.
Matt also maintains an antitrust practice involving litigation, government investigations, counseling, and merger reviews under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Matt counsels businesses on antitrust issues across multiple industries. Prior to joining Nyemaster, Matt practiced in the field of antitrust law at a leading global law firm in Washington, D.C.
Finally, Matt has a passion for appellate advocacy and represents clients before appellate courts in the state and federal systems. Matt is a contributing editor to On Brief, Nyemaster’s blog devoted to appellate litigation with a focus on the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Order of the Coif
Legal Specialty Award in Regulatory Law
Duke Law Journal
Senior Notes Editor
Duke Law & Technology Review
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
Commercial Litigation, 2021-2023
SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS
“Antitrust in 2020-2021: End of the Line for the NCAA?”
Iowa State Bar Association Corporate Counsel and Trade Regulation Seminar, 2021 (co-presenter with Justice Edward M. Mansfield)
“Antitrust in 2019-2020: What’s the Deal With Antitrust and Technology?”
Iowa State Bar Association Corporate Counsel and Trade Regulation Seminar, 2020 (co-presenter with Justice Edward M. Mansfield)
"Antitrust in 2018-2019: Is Antitrust Getting Too Political?"
Iowa State Bar Association Corporate Counsel and Trade Regulation Seminar, September 2019 (co-presenter with Justice Edward M. Mansfield)
"Antitrust in 2017-18: Are We Seeing the Comeback of Vertical Restraint Cases?"
Iowa State Bar Association Corporate Counsel and Trade Regulation Seminar, October 2018 (co-presenter with Justice Edward M. Mansfield)
“Subprime Education: For-Profit Colleges and the Problem with Title IV Federal Student Aid”
62 Duke L.J. 119, 2012
“A Statistical Review of the 2021-2022 Iowa Supreme Court Term: While Polarization Recedes, Disagreement Persists”
The Iowa Lawyer, August 2022 (with Spencer S. Cady)
“A Statistical Review of the 2020-2021 Iowa Supreme Court Term: The Many Alignments Of The Christensen Court”
The Iowa Lawyer, August 2021
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS
Iowa State Bar Association
Section Council, Trade Regulation
Polk County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Young Professionals Connection (YPC) Board of Directors
Impact Downtown Chair
Downtown Community Alliance
Transit Future Working Group