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Matthew W. Lampe (Matt)

Practice Leader Labor & Employment


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  • Cornell University (J.D. magna cum laude 1989; Order of the Coif); Kenyon College (B.A. magna cum laude 1986; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and Ohio; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of New York and the Southern and Northern Districts of Ohio; and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits

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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