Matthew Sean Harrison

Matthew Sean Harrison

Prometheus Civic Technologies
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Municipal Law, Business Law
  • California
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Summary

Matt’s practice focuses on facilitating innovative change through legal action, and he works with private and public leaders in emerging issues and industries, ranging from internet to cannabis law. Most recently, Matt was one of the lead drafting attorneys on California’s Proposition 64, the successful ballot initiative to decriminalize and regulate cannabis for adult use. Working directly with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other state leaders to craft the policy structure, Matt directly authored key provisions in the legislation, integrating complex legislative, political and legal considerations into a balanced, comprehensive and historic reform. For over 10 years, Matt has helped pioneer transformative public policy innovations. Prior to establishing the firm, Matt founded Prometheus Civic Technologies, a social purpose corporation developing civic engagement software for web and mobile platforms. While still in college, Matt founded the Prometheus Institute, a think tank dedicated to increasing public awareness for creative policy solutions, especially among the millennial generation. In the decade since, the Institute has produced numerous award-winning grant-funded policy projects, twice receiving the prestigious international Templeton Freedom Award, and continues to produce transformative policy research and solutions, including those recently codified in Proposition 64 and other state and local laws. By founding Prometheus Civic Law, Matt’s practice now includes range of high-level business and government relations matters, particularly where legal, business and policy issues intersect. He counsels a variety of entities, including startups and technology companies, on development and structuring of business objectives, operation of business activities and regulatory compliance.

Practice Areas
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder / President
Prometheus Civic Technologies
- Current
Founder / President
Prometheus Institute
- Current
Education
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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University of Southern California
M.P.P. (2010) | Public Policy
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University of Miami
B.B.A. (2005) | Political Science
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Awards
Templeton Freedom Award
John Templeton Foundation
New media category
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 305019
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Preventing Non-Immigrant Visa Overstays: Administrative Tools and Acculturation Programs
University of Southern California, Price School of Policy
The American Evolution: How America Can Adapt to the Political, Economic, and Social Challenges of the 21st Century
Prometheus Institute Press
Speaking Engagements
Invited Panelist, High Level Democracy Meeting, Krakow, Poland
Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies
Invited panelist, “New Technologies for Democracy”
Guest Lecturer, PPD 684: Leadership Development in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California, Price School of Policy
Guest lecturer, "Nonprofit entrepreneurship"
Guest Lecturer, Seminar: Leadership Development in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California, Price School of Policy
Guest lecturer, "Nonprofit entrepreneurship"
Guest Lecturer, PPD 684: Leadership Development in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors, Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California, Price School of Policy
Guest lecturer, "Nonprofit entrepreneurship"
Websites & Blogs
Website
Prometheus Civic Law, P.C.
Social Media
Contact & Map
Prometheus Civic Law, P.C.
16A Journey
Suite 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
USA