Overview

Matt is an associate in the Labor & Employment practice group. He focuses his practice on litigating and counseling management clients on a broad range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, trade secrets and restrictive covenants. His experience includes representing employers before state and federal administrative agencies in cases under Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA and the Ohio Civil Rights Act.

In addition, Matt frequently advises federal contractors on fulfilling their affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246, VEVRAA and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. He also defends contractors during affirmative action compliance audits from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Matt was an Attorney Advisor to The Honorable Alice M. Craft of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, where he handled matters involving whistleblower complaints, wage and hour disputes, and workers compensation claims arising under a number of federal laws, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Defense Base Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Publications
Distinctions
  • Littler Mendelson Labor Law Award
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law Leadership Award
  • Don M. Larrabee Prize for the Best Thesis on History
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Professional Activities

  • Alpha Chapter House Corporation of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Inc., board member
Events