Matthew Gaul is a partner in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Insurance group. He advises insurance companies and other financial institutions on government investigations and complex regulatory matters. He has extensive experience with market conduct examinations, life insurance product regulation, financial services regulation reform and modernization, insurance product innovation, as well as insurance and reinsurance transactional matters.

Before re-entering private practice, Matthew spent nearly seven years in New York state government serving in a variety of leadership positions. He was deputy superintendent for life insurance in the New York State Insurance Department (now the Department of Financial Services), where he oversaw regulation of the financial solvency and sales practices of life insurers in the state. He also served in the New York State Attorney General's Office as chief of the Investor Protection Bureau.


Loyola Law School, JD, magna cum laude

Yale University, BA, with distinction


  • New York


  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York