Matthew Titolo

Matthew Titolo

Professor of Law


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of California, 2001
  • M.A., English Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1993
  • B.A., English Literature, Baruch College, 1991


Professor Titolo received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Business Law Journal and Associate Editor of the California Law Review. He earned a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before joining the WVU law faculty, Professor Titolo was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, in Silicon Valley, California, where he practiced complex commercial litigation. His current research focuses on the history of American public-private contracts and the outsourcing of core public functions to the private sector. Professor Titolo teaches Legislation and the Regulatory State, Contracts, Remedies, Administrative Law and other related courses.


  • Leasing Sovereignty: on State Infrastructure Contracts, 47 U. RICH. L.REV. 631 (2013) (cited by Stroh Ranch Development, LLC v. Cherry Creek South Metropolitan Dist. No. 2, 2013 WL 1129422 (D.Colo., March 18,2013))
  • Privatization and the Market Frame, 60 BUFF. L. REV. 493 (2012)
  • Retroactivity and the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, 86 IND. L.J. 257 (2011) (cited by U.S. ex rel. Lisitza v. Johnson & Johnson, 765 F.Supp.2d 112 (D.Mass. Feb. 25, 2011) and Sanders v. Allison Engine Company, Inc., 703 F.3d 930 (6th Cir. 2012))
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