Matt Lydon is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn's Chicago office who concentrates his practice in commercial and criminal matters, including antitrust, futures, securities, and related regulatory and internal corporate investigations, and product liability matters.
Mr. Lydon has been continuously engaged in trial and appellate practice since 1970, first in government service and then in private practice. From 1970 through 1975, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois. He served as deputy chief of the Special Investigations Division, prosecuting financial crimes in 1973 and 1974, and served as chief of the Civil Division in 1974 and 1975.
From 1976 until 1994, when he joined Winston & Strawn, Mr. Lydon engaged in a variety of criminal and civil litigation as a principal in several small law firms in Chicago. Mr. Lydon’s experience in civil litigation has been in both federal and state courts, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, and in a broad variety of actions, including tort, contract, tax, antitrust, securities, futures, eminent domain, and administrative review. He has recently tried to defense jury verdicts a consolidated class action alleging price fixing among high pressure laminate manufacturers for Wilsonart International, a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, Inc., and individual smoker product liability lawsuits for Philip Morris USA.
For many years, Mr. Lydon represented parties in proceedings for discipline and arbitration before the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Mr. Lydon was named as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2009.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Lydon is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Lydon received a B.A. from DePaul University in 1965 and a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1969, where he was a member of the DePaul Law Review.