Matthew Adler, a lecturer at Michigan Law, is a partner in the commercial litigation and arbitration group at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP. He handles disputes in court, in domestic arbitration, and in international arbitration. 

Most recently, Adler ran a team of lawyers in an arbitration on the lobster industry in Maine and a team of lawyers in Hong Kong concerning the development of a satellite to bring internet access to sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, he is the lead lawyer on a case against Major League Baseball involving the batter box graphic.  

Adler began his career at a leading Washington, DC, law firm in which he represented US commercial interests expropriated by foreign governments. That brought him to government service with the US Department of State, where he represented the United States in claims against Iran at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal located in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

He has written extensively on the development of commercial arbitration law in the United States and is the author the law school textbook Arbitration: Cases, Problems, and Practice, 2nd ed. (Carolina Academic Press, 2021). He has taught arbitration at Rutgers Law School, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the George Washington University Law School. In teaching arbitration over the past two decades, he has emphasized the practical as opposed to the academic side of arbitration, favors an interactive and low-stress style in the classroom, and prides himself on teaching his students how to win their cases and most effectively represent their clients.