Matthew Chakmakian

Special Counsel

New Jersey
Phone number
(973) 503-5916

From individuals to multinational corporations, Matthew Chakmakian helps clients in all stages of litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on commercial litigation and consumer class action defense.

Matthew frequently handles complex business disputes, high-exposure class actions, and government enforcement actions. He also has considerable appellate experience and has briefed numerous appeals in state and federal appellate courts.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Matthew was a judicial law clerk for Associate Justice Jaynee LaVecchia of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Member of the team which obtained dismissal of false advertising class action against multinational consumer goods company alleging that the company falsely markets personal care products as ​“hypoallergenic” and tear-free.”

Member of the team currently defending a dietary supplement company in an enforcement action brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s office.

Matthew is an attorney mentor for New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Program.