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Brandeis University, BA 1999
Yale Law School, JD 2002


Matthew Segal is legal director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, where he leads a team of civil rights lawyers. During his tenure, ACLUM’s cases have temporarily halted President Trump’s first Muslim ban; dismissed tens of thousands of drug charges in the Sonja Farak and Annie Dookhan lab scandals; and yielded the first federal court order requiring someone with opioid use disorder to be provided medication for addiction treatment (MAT) while incarcerated. Previously, as an assistant federal defender in North Carolina, Matthew argued a case that yielded hundreds of exonerations and resentencings, which was profiled in the USA Today investigation Locked up but Innocent? He is a member of the American Law Institute and clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Matthew Segal