Nicholas T. Matich IV

Deputy General Counsel, Council

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Nicholas Matich currently serves as Deputy General Counsel at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) within the Executive Office of the President.  In this role, he supervises OMB's legal review of significant regulatory actions by federal agencies under Executive Order 12866 and works on issues of regulatory policy.  Mr. Matich also oversees OMB attorneys advising on the full range of other legal issues affecting the agency.  Before joining OMB, Mr. Matich worked in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Staff Secretary, where he coordinated the vetting of executive orders, speeches, legislation, signing statements, memoranda, and other documents for the President.    

Prior to entering government service, Mr. Matich worked in private practice at Williams & Connolly LLP and Bancroft PLLC (now part of Kirkland & Ellis LLP) on trial and appellate litigation matters.  Immediately after law school, Mr. Matich served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard C. Wesley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. 

Mr. Matich earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor on the Virginia Law Review.  Mr. Matich’s writings have appeared in the Virginia Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, and the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.  Before attending law school, Mr. Matich served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and made several overseas deployments aboard the USS Mahan (DDG 72) and USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51).  Mr. Matich currently resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and their four children.


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