Matthew Jan Oppenheim (born 1967) is the managing partner of Oppenheim & Zebrak, LLP. The firm regularly represents content owners and technology companies, among others.
He received a Juris Doctor in 1993 from Cornell University Law School. After working for Proskauer Rose LLP as a litigation associate for 5 years, he joined the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). As the Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at the RIAA, Oppenheim was responsible for many well known copyright cases, including Napster. In March 2004, Oppenheim joined the law firm of Jenner & Block as a Co-Chair of their Entertainment and New Media Practice. While there, Oppenheim was part of the team that took the MGM Studios, Inc. v. Grokster, Ltd. case to the Supreme Court, where they won a 9-0 victory for the movie and record industries.
In 2006, Oppenheim founded his own firm, The Oppenheim Group, LLP, which ultimately became Oppenheim & Zebrak, LLP. At his new firm, Oppenheim has tried a number of notable cases to large verdicts, including both the Jamie Thomas case and Sony BMG Music Entertainment v. Tenenbaum. In addition to representing the record industry, he regularly appears in litigation matters on behalf of book publishers, video game manufacturers and software companies.