Matthew Bobys
Matthew Bobys advises Skadden's clients on matters relating to government affairs at the federal, state and local levels, with particular emphasis on laws relating to campaign finance, lobbying, gifts and entertainment, government ethics and conflicts of interest.


Mr. Bobys advises clients on “pay-to-play” laws that impose special restrictions on the political activity of companies having or seeking government contracts, as well as their covered employees, directors, PACs and affiliates. He works with companies across numerous industries to ensure compliance with state and local pay-to-play laws, as well as federal pay-to-play laws MSRB Rules G-37/G-38, SEC Rule 206(4)-5 and CFTC Rule 23.451.

Mr. Bobys has implemented comprehensive compliance systems covering all corporate government affairs activities, and works with clients on an ongoing basis to develop procedures in reaction to new laws. In addition, he aids in the representation of alleged violators during the enforcement stage.

He has had extensive contact with various state and local ethics and elections commissions around the country. Mr. Bobys also works with federal entities such as the Federal Election Commission, the House and Senate Ethics Committees and the Office of Government Ethics.

Mr. Bobys serves on the Steering Committee of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL), an international organization of government agencies that implement and enforce campaign finance, ethics and lobby laws throughout the United States and Canada, and has spoken on corporate compliance at COGEL’s annual conferences.

Mr. Bobys repeatedly has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002
  • B.A., Grinnell College, 1999


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Matthew Bobys