Adjunct Professor of Law
Office: 1100 Eck Hall of Law
Matthew Wirig is a partner at Chapman and Cutler, LLP in Chicago. He has extensive experience in corporate and securities law matters with particular emphasis on representing clients involved in the investment management industry. This experience includes the formation and ongoing representation of more than 2,500 investment companies, including unit investment trusts, open-end funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, hedge funds and private equity funds. He is a member of National Investment Company Service Association's (NICSA) UIT Committee and a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Investment Management Subcommittee. He is an active member of Chapman and Cutler's Practice Innovations team working on the development and implementation of a range of technology-enabled legal solutions for clients including document automation applications, document management systems, and automated compliance and contract management programs. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Law Practice Management and Technology Committee. He writes extensively on regulatory developments impacting investment companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and municipal securities dealers.
His teaching and research interests are focused on modern transactional legal practice, the investment management industry, innovation and the use of technology in legal practice, and the role of technology in access to justice. In addition to teaching at Notre Dame Law School, he is a facilitator at Northwestern Law School for a course on client counseling and modern legal practice. He also serves on the Advisory Board for Northwestern Law School's Center for Practice Engagement and Innovation. He has an active pro bono practice through the ABA's Free Legal Answers program, administered in Illinois by Illinois Legal Aid Online. He also serves on the board of directors for Illinois Legal Aid Online, an organization that sits at the center of the legal aid system in Illinois and uses technology to simplify our complex legal system and connect people to the best help that is available to them. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Legal Aid Committee. He earned his B.S. in finance with highest honors from the University of Illinois in 2003 and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School cum laude in 2006.