Thursday, February 8, 2018
MAYNARD’S MATTHEW W. STILES RECEIVES THE 2018 LEXOLOGY CLIENT CHOICE AWARD
Maynard & Gale is pleased to announce that Matthew W. Stiles is the exclusive winner for the State of Alabama in the Lexology 2018 Client Choice Awards in the area of Employment & Benefits Law.
Stiles is a Shareholder in Maynard’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Labor & Employment practice groups. He represents employers in all facets of the employment relationship, including labor and union relations, employment litigation, employee benefits, and executive compensation, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, SCA and federal contract employer compliance, and PEO and staffing industry law. Matt has successfully resolved complex labor negotiations on behalf of his clients. He regularly advises employers and benefits consultants in strategic employee benefit plan design, implementation, and compliance. He also has extensive experience counseling employers involved in federal and state agency investigations, including his current appointment as Deputy Attorney General to represent the State of Alabama's interests in litigation pending against a prominent state Commission. Prior to joining Maynard, Stiles served as Associate Counsel for a Fortune 500 bank, where he was responsible for the bank’s labor, employment, and employee benefits matters throughout the United States.
Stiles is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama School of Law. He has been distinguished as a leading labor and employment lawyer since 2008 by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and he is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, in which he was recently included among the Top 50 Lawyers in Alabama. He earned his J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law, and he holds a B.A. from the University of the South.
The Client Choice awards, established in 2005, recognize firms and lawyers who stand apart for their excellent client care and quality of service. Nominations can only be made by in-house counsel, and the criteria for recognition focuses on the ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond others in the market. The winners are selected following a readership survey of International Law Office and Lexology’s in-house counsel subscribers who rate lawyers and law firms on their quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, value for money, responsiveness, effective communication, clarity of documentation, sharing of expertise, appropriate staffing, project management, use of technology, loyalty, and ethics.