Firm's Chair, Snell & Wilmer LLP

Matthew Feeney was named Chairman of Snell & Wilmer LLP in 2015 after 32 years with the firm. He is an award-winning M&A lawyer, and in the 1980s he helped develop a formal pro bono policy for Snell & Wilmer. Matthew is a Founding Board Member of St. Joseph the Worker, an organization that provides job development services to the disadvantaged, among other civic activities.  

Snell & Wilmer’s diversity efforts include a diversity legal writing internship program, a pipeline initiative, mentoring opportunities, and a program for women in leadership. The firm also partners with many diversity organizations and received the Best Practice Award for Diversity and Inclusion from Attorney at Law magazine. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2021: Greg Gautam; 2018: Karl Orell Riley; 2014: Manuel H. Cairo

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2020, 2017, 2013

Annual Meeting (2014)


Member: Matthew Feeney

Diversity Professionals: Greg Gautam, Joan Thach

Communications: Jackie Sarlo