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Elkin, Matthew R.

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
International Transactions Clinic

375 LR

Matthew R. Elkin is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He focuses his practice on tax and corporate matters affecting tax-exempt organizations, with an emphasis on transactional matters such as charitable investment funds, social enterprises, impact investing, and endowment investment programs and policies. He regularly represents private foundations, trade associations, health care organizations, colleges and universities, international development organizations, and medical research organizations. These organizations also turn to Professor Elkin for counsel in governance.

Professor Elkin works extensively on complex transactional matters with tax-exempt organizations, including the formation of investment funds by both nonprofit and for-profit sponsors; the acquisition and disposition of program-, mission-, and impact-related and other investments; joint ventures; sponsored research; mergers and acquisitions; and financing and licensing arrangements. In the area of governance, Professor Elkin advises boards of directors on fiduciary duties, conflicts of interest, risk oversight, board and committee structures, affiliated entities, internal investigations, board-evaluation processes, executive compensation, and compliance with other regulatory and governance best practices.

Professor Elkin received his LLM in taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2004; his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1998; his MA from the University of Virginia in 1995; and his BA, summa cum laude, from Lake Forest College in 1991.