Matthew Lichtblau is a Legal Assistant in the San Diego office of Sanford Heisler Sharp, a national law firm with offices in the District of Columbia, New York, California, Tennessee, and Maryland. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where he received departmental honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
At Brown, Matthew majored in Political Science along the American Politics track. During his junior year, he studied Politics as a visiting student at the University of Oxford. His senior thesis, entitled, “‘Polite Anarchy’: An Analysis of the Institutional and Leadership Forces behind Judicial Confirmation Delay in the Senate, 1980 to Present,” won the Alan S. Zuckerman Award for an Outstanding Political Science Thesis. The thesis was a culmination of Matthew’s interest in politics and the law, using quantitative and qualitative analysis to explain delays in the confirmation of federal judges over time. Outside of the classroom, Matthew was a writer and editor for the Brown Political Review and co-led the Brown Political Science Departmental Undergraduate Group.
Matthew has also served as a housing intern at the Rhode Island Center for Justice, where he conducted legal intakes for low-income tenants facing eviction or other threats. Additionally, he has worked as a research assistant for a professor at Fordham Law School and a voter protection intern at the Democratic Party of Virginia, where he engaged with contemporary legal issues surrounding racial discrimination and voting rights, respectively.
Matthew is passionate about public interest litigation and hopes to attend law school in the future.
- A.B., Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa