Matthew W.Lampe (Matt)

Practice Leader Labor & Employment

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Matt Lampe, who has nearly 30 years of experience defending employers in class actions and other complex litigation, is co-leader of the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice. He represents employers in matters under the FLSA, ERISA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and numerous state discrimination, wrongful discharge, and other tort laws. Matt also defends companies in EEOC, DOL, and other agency investigations alleging systemic discrimination or pay practice violations. He has extensive experience leading the defense of clients facing employment class actions and agency investigations across multiple jurisdictions. In addition, Matt counsels clients across a broad spectrum of employment law and litigation avoidance topics.

Matt is recognized as one of the "Nations Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" by HR Executive magazine. In 2017, he was named a Law360 "Employment MVP" for "securing hard-earned successes in high-stakes litigation." In 2012, he was honored as a "Client Service All-Star" by BTI Consulting Group. Matt is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a life member of the U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference, and a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.

Matt speaks frequently on employment topics, including class action defense and wage and hour compliance and audit strategies. He is a contributing author to Labor & Employment N.Y. (LENY), the official blog of the New York State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section, and a chapter editor for The Fair Labor Standards Act, Third Edition, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law.

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Experience

  • IBM wins preemptive motion to deny class certification of California wage claimsOn behalf of International Business Machines Corporation, Jones Day preemptively defeated class certification of California-law wage claims.
  • AstraZeneca defeats pharmaceutical representative misclassification claims and class certification in Pennsylvania, New York, and CaliforniaJones Day obtained summary judgment and defeated class certification on behalf of AstraZeneca in a trio of pharmaceutical industry class actions in which plaintiffs contended that the company misclassified pharmaceutical sales representatives as exempt from state-law overtime requirements and sought to represent employees statewide.
  • Scotts Company secures Second Circuit affirmance of sanctions award and dismissal of discrimination actionJones Day obtained monetary sanctions against Plaintiff and her counsel for frivolous filings and, further, persuaded the Court to dismiss Plaintiff's claims of race, gender, and disability discrimination and enter judgment for The Scotts Company due to Plaintiff's repeated failure to comply with discovery orders.
  • Alderwoods defeats class certification in nationwide off-the-clock caseJones Day defeated the plaintiffs' effort to obtain class certification of nationwide and California classes in an off-the-clock wage and hour action against Alderwoods Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Service Corporation International, Inc.
  • Hilton Worldwide Inc.-owned Waldorf-Astoria obtains voluntary dismissal in class action brought by banquet waitersOn behalf of Hilton Worldwide Inc.-owned Waldorf-Astoria, Jones Day obtained voluntary dismissal of a class action brought by banquet waiters at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods prevails on preemptive motion to deny class certification in nationwide off-the-clock caseJones Day successfully defended Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. in this nationwide case seeking class action status under the laws of more than 30 states and under the FLSA.
  • IBM obtains summary judgment as to claims of named plaintiff seeking to represent statewide class of California IT workers in wage-hour class actionOn behalf of International Business Machines Corporation, Jones Day obtained summary judgment as to the claims of the named plaintiff seeking to represent a statewide class of California IT workers in a wage-hour class action.
  • GE's summary judgment win against privacy invasion claims is affirmed on appealJones Day represented General Electric Company in a case alleging invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • National retail store defeats class certification in wage and hour action brought on behalf of 174,000 employees in OhioJones Day represented a national retail store and defeated class certification in an "off the clock" wage and hour case brought on behalf of 174,000 former and current hourly employees.
  • GM wins summary judgment in employment case claiming gender and race discrimination in job assignmentsJones Day successfully represented General Motors Corporation in a case brought by a plant employee, who had been on light duty for an extended period of time and was found fit to return to regular duty by the plant doctor, claiming employer discrimination because of his gender and race in job assignments.
  • Verizon prevails in disability discrimination actionJones Day successfully defended Verizon Communications against allegations of disability discrimination and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • Goodrich wins summary judgment in multi-plaintiff ERISA case challenging calculation of early retirement benefitsJones Day represented Goodrich Corporation and prevailed in a multi-plaintiff ERISA case challenging calculation of early retirement benefits.
  • Scotts Company defeats class certification and wins summary judgment in nationwide FLSA collective action challenging overtime calculationsJones Day represented The Scotts Company in this nationwide FLSA collective action challenging overtime calculations.
  • IBM decertifies class of call center employees in Fair Labor Standards Act collective actionOn behalf of International Business Machines Corporation, Jones Day successfully moved for decertification of a class of call center employees in a Fair Labor Standards Act collective action.
  • Alderwoods defeats class certification in collective action brought under FLSA in PennsylvaniaOn September 9, 2011, Judge Joy Flowers Conti granted Alderwoods Group, Inc.'s motion to decertify a collective action brought under Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act in Prise, et al. v. Alderwoods Group, Inc.
  • National retail store defeats class certification in wage and hour action under Indiana lawJones Day represented a national retail store in a wage and hour lawsuit.
  • Standard Insurance wins dismissal of action seeking benefits under benefits planJones Day achieved a dismissal on the pleadings of action seeking benefits under a disability benefits policy.
  • Macy's reaches settlement in putative class action alleging failure to pay overtime under California lawJones Day represented Macy's West in putative class action, on behalf of loss prevention managers, alleging failure to pay overtime and provide meal and rest breaks.
  • National City resolves nationwide FLSA collective action challenging exempt status of loan officersJones Day successfully represented National City Corporation in a nationwide FLSA collective action.
  • America Online wins summary judgment in pregnancy discrimination case under federal and Ohio lawJones Day defended America Online, Inc. in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed under Title VII and Ohio statutory law and claiming a violation of Ohio public policy.
  • Additional Publications

    • September 2016
      The Impact of the DOL's New White Collar Regulations: Do You Need to Reclassify Four Million Employees?, 2016 Jones Day Labor & Employment Law Discussion Group
    • June 25, 2012
      Warding Off Discovery In Employment Class Actions, Employment Law360
    • February 12, 2010
      New York Department of Labor Revises WARN Regulations
    • February 10, 2010
      Managing Risks Through Compliance Programs and First Alert Procedures, Practising Law Institute Conference on Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2010
    • 2009
      Wage/Hour Jeopardy: The Regular Rate of Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Calculating Overtime for Non-Exempt Employees, The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law National Conference on Equal Employment Law

    Speaking Engagements

    • May 16, 2018
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2018
    • May 1, 2018
      Developing L&E Topics: Joint/Single Employer, No-Hire/No-Poaching Agreements, and Other Topics, Jones Day Media Labor & Employment Roundtable
    • May 1, 2018
      Jones Day's Media Labor & Employment Law Roundtable
    • February 13, 2018
      PLI's Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2018
    • October 25, 2017
      New York Labor & Employment Law Discussion Group, Conference Chair
    • September 14, 2017
      Employment Policy Under President Trump: The New DOL’s Overtime, Joint Employment, and Independent Contractor Agenda, 9th Annual Labor & Employment Law Discussion Group
    • May 18, 2017
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2017
    • March 1, 2017
      PLI's Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2017
    • January 26 - 27, 2017
      2017 Airline and Railway Labor and Employment Roundtable
    • October 14, 2016
      Strategic Considerations in Wage & Hour and Class and Collective Action, Ohio State Bar Association's 53rd Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar
    • May 19, 2016
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2016
    • February 8, 2016
      PLI's Wage & Hour Litigation and Compliance 2016
    • May 21, 2015
      Jones Day’s European Labor & Employment Conference 2015: Managing Change Across Europe
    • March 2015
      PLI's Understanding Employment Law 2015 - New York
    • September 2014
      2014 Labor & Employment Seminar - New York
    • May 15, 2014
      European Labor & Employment Conference 2014: Managing Today’s Employment Relationships Across Europe
    • March 2014
      PLI's Understanding Employment Law 2014
    • April 2013
      PLI's Understanding Employment Law 2013 - New York
    • February 11, 2013
      PLI’s Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2013
    • March 2012
      PLI's Understanding Employment Law 2012
    • February 13, 2012
      PLI’s Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2012
    • November 9, 2011
      Recent Developments in Wage-Hour Class Actions and Related Strategic Considerations, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
    • October 19, 2011
      Supreme Court Round-up: The Blockbuster Employment-Law Decisions from 2011, New York City Bar Association
    • September 21, 2011
      Ensuring Ethical Conduct in the Litigation and Settlement of Wage and Hour Claims, ACI's 13th National Forum on Wage and Hour Claims and Class Actions
    • August 2, 2011
      Employment Law Essentials: What New York Practitioners Need to Know About Leaves of Absence, Overtime, Retaliation & More, New York City Bar Association
    • February 7, 2011
      PLI’s Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2011
    • February 1, 2011
      Settlement Considerations: Assessing the Benefits, Calculating Damanges, and Settlement Structure and Administration, ACI's 11th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions
    • May 21, 2010
      Class Action Settlement Considerations, ACI's 9th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions
    • February 10, 2010
      Managing Risks Through Compliance Programs and First Alert Procedures, Practising Law Institute Conference on Managing Wage & Hour Risks 2010
    • October 21, 2009
      Capitol Update on Legislative, Regulatory, and Supreme Court Developments, Society of Human Resources Management, New York Legislative and Legal Conference
    • June 2009
      2009 Labor & Employment Legislative and Regulatory Briefing
    • May 19, 2009
      ACI's 7th National Advanced Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions
    • April 1, 2009
      Wage/Hour Jeopardy, ABA National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law
    • September 17, 2008
      Current Exempt Status Challenges in Litigation, PLI Teleconference
    • March 5, 2008
      2008 Health Care Labor & Employment Symposium, New Wave Of Wage And Hour Litigation and Related Issues
    • February 26, 2008
      Fair Labor Standards Act Hot Topics, ABA Teleconference
    • November 30, 2007
      Overtime and Minimum Wage Requirements Considerations under Federal and NYS Law, New York City Bar Association
    • November 8, 2007
      Litigating Wage and Hour Class Cases From A to Z, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Annual Conference
    • April 25-26, 2007
      ACI's 4th National Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions
    • February 7, 2007
      Class/Collective Actions: Emerging Trends, Columbus Bar Association Labor and Employment Committee
    • February 5, 2007
      Health Care Labor & Employment Conference
    • April 7, 2006
      Class Action Symposium, UMKC School of Law
    • March 16, 2006
      Federal Judges Workshop on Employment Law, Federal Judicial Center
    • May 20, 2004
      New York University School of Law's 57th Annual Conference on Labor
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