Mattie Bowden

Mattie represents and advises clients in complex litigation related to agricultural technology products and commercial payer disputes.
Mattie Gibbons

Mattie has experience in a wide variety of complex litigation matters, including representing and advising regulated entities and trade associations in litigation related to regulatory registrations for biotechnical and agricultural products; and representing medical providers in disputes with commercial payers. Mattie represents clients in state and federal court, and in many phases of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, settlement negotiations, mediations, and appeals.

In her managed care and commercial payer dispute practice, Mattie represents health care providers in administrative appeals and litigation. Her work in this context frequently involves analyzing compliance with ERISA, the Medicare Advantage program, and the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. She has represented a national dialysis provider in both state and federal court in disputes with commercial payers.

In the agricultural technology context, Mattie represents regulated entities and trade associations in litigation involving the defense of regulatory approvals of crop protection products and products of biotechnology regulated by EPA, FDA, and USDA in federal court, administrative tribunals, and arbitration.

Mattie also has extensive experience in general complex commercial litigation, including taking depositions, managing pre-trial discovery, and arguing discovery motions.

Client Work

Mattie’s representative matters include:

  • Representing a crop protection developer and helping to secure a unanimous Eighth Circuit decision vacating EPA’s action halting the use on agricultural crops of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association, et al. v. EPA, Case No. 22-1422 (8th Cir. 2023).
  • Representing a dialysis provider in state and federal court litigation against health care networks and health care plans seeking to recover damages for break of network agreements.
  • Representing crop protection developers and industry trade associations in challenges to EPA’s approval of agricultural herbicides.
  • Representing crop protection developers in data compensation arbitrations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Mattie has been recognized by North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society in 2019 and 2020.