By Casey Sullivan
Feb 11 (Reuters) - Jeremy Matz, the former assistant U.S.
attorney who led the prosecution of one of the largest real
estate fraud cases in California, has joined the law firm Bird
Marella Boxer Wolpert Nessim Drooks & Lincenberg, the firm's
leaders said on Monday.
Matz, who joined the Los Angeles-based litigation boutique
as a partner on Monday, will specialize in white-collar criminal
defense and civil litigation, according to partner Terry Bird.
While at the U.S. Attorney's Office, Matz worked both in the
securities fraud division, where he prosecuted a variety of
money laundering, bank and healthcare fraud cases, and in the
criminal division, where he prosecuted cybercrime and drug
Matz made headlines in 2008 when he helped secure the
convictions of as many as 11 real estate agents and appraisers
in Southern California for swindling Lehman Brothers Bank and
RBC Mortgage Company out of more than $40 million as part of a
massive mortgage fraud scheme.
Matz was with the U.S. attorney's office for 13 years. He
did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Matz's father, Howard Matz, was a lawyer with Bird Marella
until 1997, when he was named a judge on the Central District of
California bench. Howard Matz is now a senior judge in the
United States District Court for the Central District of
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