Matthew F. Damm is an associate in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati. He is a member of the firm's employment litigation practice and represents employers in a wide range of employment matters, including those involving discrimination, breach of contract, and wage and hour violations. Matthew regularly counsels clients on employment classification, terminations, employee severance, and compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws. He also drafts and reviews employment agreements, handbooks, and personnel policies. In addition, Matthew maintains an extensive pro bono practice and was recognized by the New York State Bar Association as an Empire State Counsel Honoree and received the Legal Aid Society's Pro Bono Publico Award.

Before joining the firm, Matthew was a labor and employment associate at a leading law firm. Prior to practicing law, he was the director of professional development for a national nonprofit education consulting company based in New York City.

  • Successfully defended a major passenger airline against a temporary restraining order sought by an airline pilots' union
  • Advised an international executive search firm on employee terminations, severance packages, and restrictive covenants
  • Successfully defended a national grocery retailer against claims of racial discrimination
  • Defended a disability plan against purported Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) claims, obtaining dismissal on the grounds that the lawsuit was precluded under the Railway Labor Act
  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law – Newark, 2009
    Member, Rutgers Moot Court Board; Member and Notes Editor, Rutgers Law Review
  • B.A., English and Secondary Education, Boston College, 2002
    With Honors
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Empire State Counsel Honoree, New York State Bar Association
  • Recipient, Legal Aid Society's 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award
  • "NYC Human Rights Claims Are Still Tricky for Employers," Law360, June 4, 2013
  • State Bar of New Jersey
  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Accredited Attorney, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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