On April 26, 2023, in a ceremony held at the French Consulate in New York, the French Consul General of New York, Jeremie Robert, bestowed upon Matthew Galluzzo the title of Chevalier in the French National Order of Merit. This knighthood was bestowed upon Mr. Galluzzo by order of Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, in recognition of Mr. Galluzzo’s exceptional services to the French government and in defense of French citizens accused of crimes throughout the United States.
Matthew Galluzzo, a fluent French speaker, has successfully defended dozens of French citizens against serious charges brought in state and federal courts throughout America. For over a decade, he has served as the French Consulate’s Avocat-Conseil en Droit Pénal (Criminal Defense Lawyer). In that role he advised and assisted that institution on a wide range of issues pertaining to . In 2012, he was named a Young Leader in the French American Foundation, and he has been a regular radio and television commentator in French language media throughout Europe and Canada. He has also delivered several lectures about American criminal law to French law students in Paris and Versailles.
Some images from the ceremony are below.