Matthew Ferguson



Adjunct Professor Matthew Ferguson teaches legal ethics. Professor Ferguson is a legal advisor at the Professional Responsibility Advisory Office at the Department of Justice. Prior to joining the Department, Professor Ferguson was an associate in the New York office of Sidley Austin, where he litigated all aspects of general commercial, securities, securities regulatory and criminal matters, including cases in state, federal and federal bankruptcy courts and matters before FINRA and the SEC. At Sidley, Professor Ferguson developed particular expertise in electronic discovery and served on the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force. He was also active in a variety of pro bono matters, winning a 2008 Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for his representation of a death row inmate in Alabama and helping the firm win a 2009 Commitment to Justice Award from inMotion, Inc., for the firm’s ongoing commitment to the representation of battered women.

Prior to private practice, Professor Ferguson clerked for the Honorable Alicemarie H. Stotler in the United Stated District Court for the Central District of California. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, Managing Editor of the Law Review, President of the Public Interest Law Foundation, and a student supervisor for the Post-Conviction Justice Project. Professor Ferguson also earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Ethics, magna cum laude, from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. He received his A.B. in philosophy from Princeton University.



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