Matthaeus began his legal career at Dovel & Luner LLP, where he focused on patent litigation and Federal Circuit appeals. He then clerked for the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Matthaeus attended Stanford Law School, where he won the Marion Rice Kirkwood Memorial moot court competition, assisted in drafting several cert-stage and merits briefs as a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, and helped a client obtain asylum as a member of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Before law school, Matthaeus completed both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology at Stanford, writing his master’s thesis on intuitive decision-making and the brain areas associated with it. His honors included the J.E. Wallace Sterling Award, given to the top 25 graduating seniors majoring in the humanities and sciences.
In his free time, Matthaeus enjoys playing the piano, tennis, and staying in touch with friends through video games.