Matthew focuses his practice on representing and advising management clients in complex labor relations and employment law matters. He has a range of experience defending clients on claims alleging wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage & hour violations, filed in both federal and state courts. Matt provides preventive guidance to help employers avoid public disputes in the courtroom and gives prompt and effective advice on issues including internal investigations, dispute resolution, workplace policy development and implementation, internal and agency audits, employee benefits, and discipline and discharge matters in both private and unionized workplaces.
Matt also handles labor relation matters, having previously collectively bargained on behalf of clients, appeared as counsel in administrative tribunals, and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. On behalf of his clients, Matt has appeared before numerous federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Department of Labor - Employee Benefits Security Administration, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the New Jersey Division on Human Rights, the New York State Division on Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission, the Public Employees' Retirement System, the Police and Firemen's Retirement System, as well as numerous private arbitrators and mediators.
Honors & Recognitions
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" for Labor and Employment Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2024)
- New Jersey Rising Stars honoree, Super Lawyer Magazine (2022)
- Represented a condominium association in an unfair labor practice proceeding before the National Labor Relations Board. Obtained dismissal of claims an employee was terminated in retaliation for alleged union organization and advocacy efforts.
- Represented an independent contractors’ cooperative and shipping company in an action brought by a former cooperative member seeking to void arbitration agreement. Obtained relief compelling former cooperative member to litigate his claims under terms of arbitration agreement.
- Represented an educational services non-profit in an administrative charge of discrimination matter before the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Obtained administrative dismissal of charge of disability discrimination and claims of retaliation based on employee’s refusal to participate in remote work during COVID pandemic.
- Represented a community health services non-profit in an administrative charge of discrimination matter before the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Obtained administrative dismissal of charge of gender identity discrimination based on requirement that all employees undergo pre-employment physical examination.
News & Analysis
Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications
- “Cannabis in the Workplace – November 2022 Update” - New Jersey Motor Truck Association Educational Forum (November 30, 2022)
- “You who choose to lead must follow.”
- Robert Hunter
University of Denver College of Law
- J.D., 2012
- Certificate in Workplace Law
- B.A., 2007
Bar & Court Admissions
- New Jersey, 2012
- New York, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey