Matthew Chiarizio


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2013, Order of the Coif; Vanderbilt Law Review, Senior En Banc Editor; Law and Business Certificate

M.S., Decision and Information Sciences, University of Florida, 2004

B.S.B.A., Decision and Information Sciences, University of Florida, 2003,

cum laude

B.A., History, University of Florida, 2003,

cum laude

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Leonard E. Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2013-2014;
  • Intern to the Texas Sixth Court of Appeals, Summer 2011


Texas, 2013


Matthew Chiarizio applies tenacity and strong attention to detail to help clients achieve their goals in intellectual property litigation matters.

With several years of experience as an information technology professional, Matthew understands clients’ needs and responds with dedication and excellent client service. He also served as a law clerk in the Eastern District of Texas, gaining considerable experience on patent and other intellectual property matters.

Outside of his work for clients, Matthew is active in the State Bar of Texas and serves on the Web Services Committee.

Media Litigation

Media and Entertainment

Section 111 Compulsory License for Internet Streaming Still Up in the Air

The fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. remains unsettled almost two years after the ruling. Although Aereo itself shut down and declared bankruptcy shortly after the Supreme Court’s decision, FilmOn – an Aereo competitor – continues the fight.

Intellectual Property


Supreme Court Provides Guidance to District Courts in Determining Attorneys Fees in Copyright Cases

The Supreme Court unanimously held that district courts should give “substantial weight” to the objective reasonableness of the losing party’s litigating position when determining whether to award attorneys’ fees in copyright cases.


Media and Entertainment

Media, Entertainment and First Amendment

This edition of the Media, Entertainment and First Amendment Newsletter discusses the rise in defamation suits against the media with a survey of recently-filed cases and a panel discussion about their impact. It also presents the legal arguments meant to form the basis for a motion seeking media access to the executive branch.

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