Matthew P. Gizzo

Matthew P. Gizzo: Attorney with Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP


Matthew Gizzo is a senior associate based primarily in WSHB’s Dallas office, where he handles the defense of class and collection action employment matters, the defense of professional liability, construction defect and commercial litigation matters, as well as coverage litigation and consultation on first and third party policy disputes.

As part of his employment practice, Matthew frequently defends employers against claims under federal and related state wage and hour laws across various states, including New York, California, Colorado, and Texas, as well as the defense of ADA physical and internet access matters, sexual harassment claims, and whistleblower claims. As part of his commercial litigation and coverage practice, Matthew works closely with both domestic and international-based risk managers, claims professionals and carriers, defending and advising on a variety of large exposure issues, including some of the firm’s highest exposure construction defect matters.

Matthew frequently appears before the EEOC, various state agencies, as well as federal district and state courts, including the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New York for the County of New York, which handles some of the largest and most commercial litigation matters in the United States. Further, Matthew provides consultation and advise to numerous private clients regarding strategic implementation of employment practices, wage compliance and labor union issues and collective bargaining under the NLRB.

Prior to joining WSHB, he worked for a nationally recognized law firm, where his practice focused on the handling of complex D&O insurance matters across various specialty lines, with an emphasis on EPL, E&O, professional liability, and financial institutions. Matthew also worked as a law clerk at a boutique bankruptcy firm, where he was part of the team representing the unsecured creditors committee in the bankruptcy proceedings of a former Fortune 500 company.

Matthew is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where he excelled as a Board Member on the Moot Court Honor Society, receiving recognition as a top oralist in various national moot court competitions. Matthew also served as a Dean’s fellow for the St. John’s Securities Arbitration Clinic, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.


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Areas of Practice (8)

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Construction
  • Directors and Officers (D&O) Litigation
  • Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities - FINRA

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-208-5755  Phone
(469) 210-2050  Phone
(469) 210-2051  Fax
Year of First Admission:
Western District of New York; 2014, New York; Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; New Jersey; Florida

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Dallas, Texas

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