Mathew W. Beckwith



“I am dedicated to providing my clients with excellent all-round representation on any issue that may arise.”

- Mathew W. Beckwith

Mathew focuses his practice on labor relations and employment law. He has experience litigating cases related to FLSA wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, commercial litigation, false arrest, and personal injury.

Mathew is a problem-solver who makes a point of being a resource to his clients. When he’s working with a client on a case, he takes the time to equip them with the necessary tools and knowledge to tackle problems, should a similar workplace issue arise again. Mathew also likes to ensure that his clients have a well-functioning human resources/employee relations policy to help resolve labor and employment concerns.

In his free time, Mathew enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading and cheering on his favorite sports teams - the Yankees and the Buffalo Bills.


Prior to joining Obermayer, Mathew practiced employment law at multiple New York based law firms. Prior to that, he was an intern with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Newark, New Jersey, working closely with staff attorneys to litigate several high profile cases.

Some of Mathew’s more notable cases include:

•Successfully defended a client against a breach of employment contract claim;
•Successfully negotiated a settlement of a collective and class action for failure to pay overtime, minimum wage and improper wage notice on favorable terms for the employer;
•Successfully defended claims for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination, ethnicity discrimination brought pursuant to the New York City Administrative Code and Title VII; and
•Successfully defended a claim of pregnancy discrimination brought before the New York State Human Rights Commission, resulting in a finding of no probable cause of discrimination.

Activities & Honors

Mathew is a member of the New York Bar Association.

News & Insights

01.16.2019 Mathew W. Beckwith

New Litigation Claims that the Federal Government is Violating Wage & Hour Law by Forcing Employees to Work Without Pay During the Shutdown

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Labor & Employment
  • Counseling, Compliance & Training
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment-Related Agreements
  • Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits
  • Internal Investigations
  • Traditional Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining
  • Wage & Hour
  • Industry Focus
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Individuals & Private Clients
  • International Businesses
  • Local Governments & Municipal Authorities
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Universities & Secondary Schools

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
917.994.2552  Phone
University Attended:
Western Connecticut State University, B.A., History, 2005
Law School Attended:
New York Law School, J.D., 2009
Year of First Admission:
Southern District of New York; Eastern District of New York; New York; Connecticut

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