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Matt is a Shareholder and represents clients in commercial disputes. These clients range from small, individually owned companies to national financial services firms. Matt has litigated and tried cases in state and federal courts as well as in private arbitrations and administrative hearings.
Matt also advises companies and institutions on labor-and-employment matters. He has represented employers before courts and administrative agencies. He also has experience assisting employers with union representation matters, collective bargaining, arbitrations, unfair-labor-practice proceedings ERISA and OSHA issues. Matt also advises clients on best-employment procedures and practices, restrictive covenants, discrimination claims, and federal regulations such as the Clery and National Labor Relations Acts.
Prior to joining the Firm, Matt worked at a prominent Philadelphia law firm where he was part of a team that defended the directors and executives of a large publicly-listed media company against criminal and civil charges involving financial fraud.
Public and Private Employers
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Superior Court of New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD 2005
Ohio State University, BA 2002
AWARDS AND HONORS
University of Pennsylvania Law School, James Wilson Fellow
Ohio State University, BA, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Montgomery Bar Association
Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce
Associated Builders and Contractors, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
PUBLICATIONS & PUBLIC SPEAKING
Quoted in 8 Ways to Unplug From Work During Your Summer Vacation, Aaron Guerro, U.S. News & World Report, July 10, 2013, available at http://money.usnews.com /money/careers/articles/2013/07/10/8-ways-to-unplug-:from-work-during-your-summervacation
Co-author, 'Loss Causation' Helps Rationalize Sentencing in Securities Fraud Cases, The Legal Intelligencer, July 22, 2009
Presented as part of professional education seminar at Montgomery County Bar Association: Labor Employment Potpourri, Social Media, Marijuana, and Who is an Employee, December 4, 2017
Drafted appellate brief in Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that successfully overturned judgment in excess of $1,000,000.00 in software vendor dispute.
Successfully represented general contractor against subcontractor, resulting in settlement of less than 10% of total claim of subcontractor's total claim of $300,000.00.
Drafted Motion to Dismiss that resulted in dismissal of claims by brewery owner against general contractor and subcontractor.
Obtained favorable settlements on behalf of an equipment lease finance company in which lessors did not receive any equipment from vendor.
Successfully defended claim by newspaper publisher against digital-printing press manufacturer and service provider for improper service and warranty of machine.
Successfully defended against unfair labor practice charges brought by National Labor Relations Board alleging improper refusal to hire against Electrical Contractor.
Successfully tried a number of bench-trials on behalf of national equipment lease financing lender.
Successfully represented refugee from South Sudan in reversing USCIS Notice of Intent to deny his application for permanent residence and obtaining citizenship status for refugee.