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Matthew J. Lund Elected Vice President of Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

12/07/2016
Matthew J. Lund Elected Vice President of Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Matthew J. Lund, a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, has been elected vice president of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for a two-year term beginning December 1, 2016. The society was formed in 1992 to preserve the history of the court, and the men and women associated with it. As one of the largest federal courts in the country, the court seeks to nurture an awareness of its past and its historical significance. The goals for the society include:

  • Assisting federal district judges in preserving their records and personal papers;
  • Continuing an oral history program to collect and preserve the reminiscences of current and former judges, attorneys, court officials and others;
  • Promoting public education concerning significant cases;
  • Collaborating with other organizations in historical preservation projects;
  • Publishing periodic newsletters about the history of the court;
  • Sponsoring speakers at its Annual Meeting to discuss topics relating to the history of the court; and
  • Maintaining a museum area in the courthouse for displaying artifacts and presenting various historical exhibits.

Mr. Lund is a member of Pepper Hamilton’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group and head of the firm’s litigation practice in Michigan. He serves on the firm’s Finance, Pro Bono and Contributions committees. Mr. Lund’s practice covers a diverse breadth of complex civil litigation matters, with particular emphasis on federal court litigation. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, including federal securities disputes, complex contract and business tort claims, and federal CERCLA and state law environmental matters. Mr. Lund received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (1993) and B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan (1990).