Matt's practice focuses on employment law with an emphasis on Title VII, EPA, ADEA, ADA and FLSA litigation, including individual suits as well as class and collective actions. He regularly assists clients with EEOC investigations and compliance, position letters, and drafting of employee handbooks, workplace policies, and non-soliciation/non-competition agreements. Matt also has experience in traditional labor relations and has defended employers in unfair labor practice proceedings before the NLRB.
Matt is an active member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, where he serves as Vice-Chair of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Section.
Matt is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Louisiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Honors and Awards
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated.
Thomson Reuters/Super Lawyers Louisiana Rising Stars 2014-Present
•Reading the Fine Print: Emerging Views on the Successorship Doctrine and Mandatory Arbitration Provisions, 31 Miss. Coll. L. Rev. 85 (2012)
•DOL's Recent Guidance on the 'Economic Realities' Test and Effects on Independent Contractor Misclassification in the Energy Industry, Ogletree Deakins Insights (2015)
•The Why, What, When and How of DOL's New Proposed Overtime Regulations, The Job Description, (DRI Quarterly Publication (2015)
•Fifth Circuit Enforces Delegation Clause, Directs Arbitrator to Determine Whether FLSA Case Should Be Arbitrated, Ogletree Deakins Insights (2016)
•Preventing Discrimination and Retaliation Claims, Fourth Annual Labor & Employment Law Update for the Construction Industry, October 10, 2018
•Understanding and Responding to Drug and Alcohol Use in the Workplace, LCIA Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, October 5, 2018
•Are These Workers My Employees?, Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 12, 2018
•Managing Employee Leaves of Absence, National Business Institute Seminar: Health Care Legislative Update, 2014
•Essential Issues Affecting In-House Counsel and Corporate Attorneys - Developments in Whistleblower Protections, Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2015
•Not Just Pay of Play: Pitfalls of Employer-Provided Healthcare Under the ACA's New Enforcement Provisions, LSBA Labor & Employment Seminar, 2016