As an entertainment and media attorney, Matt Savare has represented clients in industries ranging from film and television to music and theater arts. But before he was working with celebrities and producers, he was in the corporate and public communication graduate program at MU.
Matt really had no law aspirations before entering the CPC program. That quickly changed when he took a course taught by Dr. Chad Dell in telecommunication law and public policy. Taken at the height of Napster, the course—and its discussion of copyright and digital law—intrigued Matt, and soon after he earned his degree, he was off to law school at Seton Hall.
Thanks to the guidance he received from professors at Monmouth, Matt was able to pursue this new direction in his career. "The faculty were always available, and they spoke about alternate career paths," Matt says. "I had Dr. Dell and Dr. [Eleanor] Novek for multiple classes. They were not just teachers; they were advisors and mentors."
For the first six years of his law career, Matt was a litigator, handing disputes related to issues such as intellectual property, false advertising, and right of publicity and privacy. He even assisted in the successful defense of David Chase, creator of HBO's The Sopranos. Currently, Matt is a partner at Lowenstein Sandler LLP in New York City, as well as a trustee of the Black Maria Film Festival.
How Monmouth helped me achieve my goals
Monmouth gave me flexibility, and the location was great. I was working full time at Fort Monmouth while at MU and was able to take classes in the evening.
Why I'm proud of Monmouth
I grew up on the shore, so I've been able to see and experience the upward trajectory of Monmouth University.