Matthew Zandi is a senior managing director in the Los Angeles office of Guidepost Solutions. A former Orange County Deputy District Attorney, Senior Trial Lawyer at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Assistant U.S Attorney, and counsel at Nixon Peabody, he has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors with over 40 trials in state, federal, and international courts.
Mr. Zandi is nationally recognized as one of the leading experts in Qui Tam, fraud, and various state and federal whistleblower statutes, compliance, investigation, litigation and policy. During his tenure as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Zandi oversaw the Affirmative Civil Enforcement Task Force (ACE) where he led investigations and litigations of whistleblower claims and Qui Tam litigations nationwide. As an expert, Mr. Zandi taught courses on internal investigations, government fraud, and Qui Tam litigation at DOJ’s National Advocacy Center.
Mr. Zandi served on the DOJ’s White Collar Crime Task Force receiving special training in enforcement polices, integrity reporting, deferred prosecution agreements, independent monitoring, and coordination with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of the Inspector General for Department of Defense and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and related state agencies.
While serving as a Senior Trial Attorney at the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, he led investigations and litigation on various civil rights issues, compliance, monitoring, consent decrees, and sensitive investigations.
In recognition of his expertise and efforts, Mr. Zandi was nominated by the President and the Attorney General to serve as Associate Attorney General for the Office of Special Counsel at the DOJ.
In addition, Mr. Zandi has over 25 years of experience in corporate and political campaign management. A veteran consultant, his talents as a strategist and crisis manager have been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants and his work featured in Campaigns and Elections’ Politics magazine and U.S. News & World Report.