Matthew Celestin

Matthew Celestin is a senior associate who focuses his practice on complex litigation matters.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Celestin was an intern for the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Celestin assisted the Judge and law clerks with legal research and drafting bench memoranda and opinions for a variety of legal issues, including both criminal and civil matters.

In 2012, Mr. Celestin was an intern with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) – Office of General Counsel. While there, he assisted in responding to various Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests submitted to the OMB and other agencies. He also assisted in drafting Executive Orders.

In the summer of 2011, Mr. Celestin was an intern for the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town, South Africa, where he researched human rights issues regarding water and sanitation by examining international conventions and local regulations. He also drafted a report that was used by the Commission in a “Water for Life” campaign.

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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