Matt’s unique talent stack encompasses a broad range of expertise in the laws affecting the workplace, including labor and union relations, employment litigation, employee benefits and executive compensation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, Service Contract Act and federal contract employer compliance, PEO and staffing industry law, and employment law for faith-based employers.
Matt has extensive experience counseling employers involved in federal and state agency investigations, including his on-going appointment as Deputy Attorney General to represent the State of Alabama's interests in litigation pending against a prominent state Commission. He has successfully resolved complex, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional labor negotiations on behalf of his clients. He regularly advises employers and benefits consultants in strategic employee benefit plan design, implementation and compliance. PEO and staffing industry employers regularly engage Matt to advise them on all aspects of their business, including for consultation with and defense of their own clients.
Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Matt was Associate Counsel for three years with a Fortune 500 bank, where he was responsible for the bank’s labor, employment and employee benefits matters nationally. Matt is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law.
Matt's skills and reputation continually distinguish him as a leading labor and employment and benefits lawyer. Since 2008, he has been recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading practitioner in the area of Labor and Employment. In 2018, he was selected as the exclusive recipient in the State of Alabama for the Lexology Client Choice Award for Employment & Benefits Law, a selection made by in-house general counsel recognizing lawyers who add value to clients' business above and beyond others in the market. In addition, Matt is consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers, in which he has been included among the Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama since 2014.