01.13.2020 Matt Cheek Appointed President of the Virginia Law Foundation

Congratulations to Matt Cheek who was recently appointed President of the Virginia Law Foundation.

Through the generosity of our Fellows and other donors, the Virginia Law Foundation has provided over $26 million in grants to support projects throughout the Commonwealth that facilitate access to justice, promote an appreciation and understanding of the Rule of Law, and provide law-related education in support of these ideals.

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Press release from the Virginia Law Foundation

Matthew E. Cheek has succeeded F. Anderson “Andy” Morse as President of the Virginia Law Foundation.

Mr. Morse said, “Matt Cheek represents the best of what it means to be a Virginia Lawyer. His intelligence, attention to detail, and competence in the banking and risk management arena positions Matt as a “go-to guy” when financial firms need legal counsel. Thanks to Matt’s prior service on the board of the Virginia Bar Association and its Young Lawyers Division, his strong relationship with so many members also speaks volumes about Matt’s commitment to advance the industry.”

Mr. Cheek is a Partner at Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia. Since joining the firm, Mr. Cheek has developed a reputation as a leader who has given of himself tirelessly in several financial services trade groups. He is actively involved with the Virginia Bankers Association and Virginia Association of Community Banks. Additionally, Mr. Cheek served as the President of the four-state Carolinas-Virginias Chapter of the Risk Management Association. Before Williams Mullen, Mr. Cheek served as a law clerk to the Honorable Elizabeth B. Lacy of the Supreme Court of Virginia. He is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Washington & Lee School of Law.

Mr. Cheek served on the Virginia Bar Association’s Board of Governors and was Chairman of the VBA’s Young Lawyers Division. He has been featured in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, The Best Lawyers in America, was named among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite,” and was one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40” for his service to the community.

Outside the office, Mr. Cheek is an active member of the Richmond community. He was a Board Member for the Richmond 2015 World Championship Organizing Committee, Capital Campaign Chairman for the United Way of Greater Richmond, and served as Scholarship Chairman for the Richmond Branch of the English-Speaking Union for over a decade. Mr. Cheek has also worked with Habitat For Humanity and the Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

“Matt is more than ready for this call,” said Mr. Morse. “He is one of our esteemed Fellows, and as a long-time board member, he has chaired our Foundation’s committees for Donor Relations, Grants, and Finance & Audit, while also working on the CLE, Governance, and Personnel Committees. His servant leader style is perfect for leading the Virginian Law Foundation to make an even greater impact for the good of all Virginians.”