Matt DiBlasi is a New York attorney who practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on investigating and litigating complex fraud schemes and unfair and deceptive practices in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including healthcare fraud, corporate theft and Ponzi schemes. He regularly counsels and assists property and casualty carriers, health insurers and financial services industry clients, both foreign and domestic, in developing best practices to investigate and prosecute fraudulent conduct and his efforts have enabled clients to more easily combat systemic fraud. Mr. DiBlasi is well-versed in advising public and private companies, partnerships, litigation trusts and individuals in a variety of sectors, including real estate, financial services, media and manufacturing.
As part of his practice, Mr. DiBlasi also leads the fraud and recovery team in its efforts to identify and retain consulting and litigation experts to assist in the prosecution of these fraudulent schemes.
Mr. DiBlasi's notable engagements include:
- represented a national insurance carrier in multiple affirmative federal fraud litigations seeking to recover monies paid as a result of the perpetration of complex fraudulent schemes
- advised numerous foreign corporations in their efforts to identify, investigate and prosecute fraudulent conduct perpetrated within the United States
- advised health insurers in multiple investigations into schemes to defraud by healthcare clinics through the submission of claims for services not rendered and/or rendered unlawfully
- represented multiple clients in prosecuting Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), fraud and deceptive trade practice claims
- counseled foreign corporations who were the victims of fraudulent schemes in their efforts to intervene in domestic proceedings and/or obtain discovery via 28 USC §1782
- represented a liquidation trust in an action arising from a massive Ponzi scheme that caused more than $500 million in damages to the bankrupt's estate
- represented a recovery trust in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against several dozen financial institutions, for, among other things, intentional and constructive fraudulent conveyances, fraud and aiding and abetting fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty
- represented a recovery trust in multiple fraudulent conveyance litigations against both a cable company as well as a utility company for fraud and aiding and abetting fraud
- represented a magazine wholesaler against various publishers and distributors in an antitrust action alleging a conspiracy to force the wholesaler into bankruptcy
- St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
- James Madison University, B.A., Political Science
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- New York State Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020, 2021