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Matthew N. Drecun*

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Matt Drecun joined Kellogg Hansen as an associate in 2019.  Before joining the firm, Matt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen A. Higginson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Keith P. Ellison on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Matt graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review and earned the Dean’s Achievement Award for outstanding student in six courses.  During law school he interned in the policy office of the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives and in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Matt holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and an A.B. in politics from Princeton University, where he graduated cum laude.

*Not Admitted in the District of Columbia. Practice supervised by members of the firm.

Publications

Cruel and Unusual Parole, 95 Texas L. Rev. 707 (2017)

Stemming the Tide: Texas’s Demographic Change, the Voting Rights Act, and the Emerging Importance of Bartlett v. Strickland, 22 Texas J. Civ. Lib. & Civ. Rights 103 (2016)

Education

University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with Highest Honors, 2017

  • Vice-Chancellor (ranked second in class after second year of law school)
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs, MPAff, 2017

Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 2010

Clerkship

Law Clerk, Judge Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2018-2019

Law Clerk, Judge Keith P. Ellison, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2017-2018


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