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Matthew A. Steinberg

666 Fifth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10103

Matthew Steinberg focuses his practice on all aspects of employment law, with an emphasis on representation of employers in individual and class/collective litigation matters before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. He litigates multi-plaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) systemic discrimination actions, and federal and state law wage and hour and class/collective actions. Additionally, he handles related federal and state Department of Labor wage and hour investigations. Matt also has briefed and argued several appeals.

In addition, Matt conducts management and employment training, prepares and reviews Human Resources-related documents, including employee handbooks and related employment policies, and provides day-to-day advice and counsel on workplace issues including leave management, wage and hour compliance, litigation risk assessment, social media-related workplace implications, and overall employer best practices. He represents clients in various industries including financial services, real estate, aviation, retail, and hospitality.

Matt is the creator and host of WorkedUp, an Akerman employment law podcast. He also frequently appears as a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at the New York University School of Continuing Education regarding employment and workplace law issues, and has participated in and/or moderated various CLE panel symposia with the EEOC, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and prominent members of the Plaintiffs' employment law bar. Prior to focusing his practice on employment law, Matt litigated complex commercial matters.
Awards & Recognition
Super Lawyers Magazine 2013-2015, Listed in New York for Employment & Labor
Super Lawyers Magazine 2011-2012, Listed in New York as a "Rising Star" for Employment & Labor
Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
Published Works & Lectures
First Annual Labor & Employment Law Summit, Moderator, "Senior HR Panel," February 1, 2017
Akerman Twentieth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Dealing With The Problem Employee," September 2015
Akerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Defining Compensable Time Under the FLSA," March 2015
Akerman Nineteenth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Whistleblower Claims: The Wave Continues," April 2014
St. John's University School of Law Spring 2014 CLE Weekend, Panelist, "Employment Law - Life of a Charge," March 2014
Akerman Labor & Employment Roundtable, Moderator, "Indefinite Leave, Definite Problems," January 2014
Crain's New York Business, Quoted, "Businesses are gearing up for growth," January 2014
Akerman Labor & Employment Roundtable, Moderator, "To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate: That is the Question," November 2013
Bender's Labor & Employment Bulletin 5.5, Co-Author, "Supreme Court Recognizes Disparate Impact as a Basis for Recovery in Age Discrimination Cases," May 2005
Related Professional Experience
New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Adjunct Professor of Employment Law, 2004-2006

Matthew A. Steinberg

Labor & Employment
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2000; cum laude
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997
Bar Admissions
New York
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