Matthew Celestin

Matthew Celestin has significant experience representing companies in investigations and complex civil and criminal cases throughout the United States and abroad. Among Mr. Celestin’s experience is the recent representation of government contractors in fraud/bribery investigations, and a multinational auto parts company in connection with antitrust investigations by regulators in numerous jurisdictions and in class action litigation. In addition, Mr. Celestin has handled numerous sensitive internal investigations and counseled clients on a variety of related matters. He has also represented clients at various stages of litigation, including discovery, motions practice and settlement.

Mr. Celestin maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representing clients petitioning for post-conviction relief in Maryland, and working in conjunction with the Innocence Project to analyze and address issues related to wrongful convictions.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Celestin completed internships with the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the Office of Management and Budget's Office of General Counsel, and the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Education

    • JD, Howard University School of Law, 2013

      Member, Howard Law Journal
    • BA, Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Pennsylvania