Matthew R. Byrne

Matthew R. Byrne: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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Biography

Matthew R. Byrne is Of Counsel in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Byrne primarily represents clients in state and federal trial court and appellate litigation, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. His litigation experience includes the full spectrum of employment matters, ranging from individual claims to complex class and collective actions. He has represented clients in appeals before the Ohio Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, among other appellate courts. His arbitration experience includes multiple Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations. He also represents clients in Department of Labor wage and hour audits.

Mr. Byrne also counsels employers regarding a wide range of issues, including compliance with wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, and employee leave laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and other federal, state, and local laws and regulations. He also counsels clients with the creation, updating, and administration of employment policies, hiring procedures, criminal background checks, employee discipline procedures, and non-competition and arbitration agreements.

Mr. Byrne works with employers in a wide range of industries, including financial services, automotive, health care, information technology, manufacturing, and non-profit, including churches.

While attending law school, he was symposium editor of the Ohio State Law Journal and the winner of the Donald S. Teller Memorial Award for student writing contributing most significantly to the Ohio State Law Journal. He also clerked for the Acting General Counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Prior to entering law school Mr. Byrne worked as a member of the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Personnel, the office responsible for selecting candidates to recommend to the President of the United States for appointment or nomination to high-level government positions.

During his undergraduate studies, he was a University Scholar and Xavier Service Fellow.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Pregnancy Center East, Advisory Board Member
•St. Margaret of York Church Parish School Education Commission, Past President
•Warren County Area Progress Council

Published Works

• Protecting National Security and Promoting Foreign Investment: Maintaining the Exon-Florio Balance, Ohio State Law Journal 67.4 (January 2006) [Author]

In the News

July 5, 2016
SHRM

Matthew Byrne Comments on Home Care Rule

Matthew Byrne comments on a Supreme Court order letting stand a lower court's holding that home care workers are eligible for minimum wage and overtime pay in SHRM's Supreme Court Leaves Home Care Rule in Place. Subscription may be required to view article

Publications

March 26, 2019

New Kentucky Law: Employers May Make Arbitration Mandatory as Condition of Employment or Continued Employment

The right of Kentucky employers to require arbitration as a condition of employment and continued employment has been restored by Senate Bill 7, signed by Governor Matt Bevin on March 25, 2019. The new law also provides certain safeguards for employees. Senate Bill 7 nullifies the Kentucky Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in Northern...

October 8, 2018

Supreme Court Hears Case on Enforceability of Arbitration Agreements for Transportation Workers

On October 3, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340. While the case turns on what may appear to be a simple question of statutory interpretation, the outcome could have profound consequences for employers throughout the transportation industry, for hundreds of thousands of independent...

January 31, 2017

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any...

and director of Xavier Action, the university's campus-wide community service network.

Prior to entering law school Mr. Byrne worked as a member of the White House staff in the Office of Presidential Personnel, the office responsible for selecting candidates to recommend to the President of the United States for appointment or nomination to high-level government positions. During law school he clerked for the Acting General Counsel of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

•Donald S. Teller Memorial Award for Best Student Note, Ohio State Law Journal

•Xavier University Service Fellow

•NamedSuper Lawyers Ohio Rising Stars in 2012 - 2014

Published Works

Articles Protecting National Security and Promoting Foreign Investment: Maintaining the Exon-Florio Balance
Ohio State Law Journal 67.4 (January 2006) [Author] Member:

bar & professional association memberships

Ohio State Bar Association

Cincinnati Bar Association

Federalist Society

Areas of Practice (3)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • e-Discovery
  • Wage and Hour

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(513) 898-0050  Phone
(513) 898-0051  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
Xavier University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003
Law School Attended:
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007; Public Service Fellow with Dean's Highest Honors
Year of First Admission:
2007
Admission:
2013, Indiana - S.D. Ind.; 2008, Ohio - S.D. Ohio; 2010, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2007, Ohio; 2014, Kentucky; 2014, Kentucky - E.D. Ky.; 2014, Kentucky - W.D. Ky.
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Federal Bar Association
•Federalist Society, Cincinnati Lawyers Chapter President
•Ohio State Bar Association
•St. Thomas More Society of Greater Cincinnati, Past Red Mass Committee Chair
•Warren County Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee Member

Languages:
Spanish
ISLN:
919559286

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