Matthew Etchemendy is a Senior Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP. His principal areas of practice are appellate litigation, environmental law, and energy infrastructure. Prior to joining V&E, he served as a judicial clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. His academic areas of interest include American and Scandinavian legal realism, philosophical naturalism, metaethics, and medieval philosophy.