Matthew L. Mitchell

Member

Direct 617-227-1080
Fax 781-622-5933
Boston, MA

Waltham, MA

Matt is the chair of the Firm’s Employment Law Group. He is experienced in the broad range of complex laws that affect the relationships between employers and employees, including wage and hour, noncompetition, employee leave, employee classification, independent contractor, and anti-discrimination laws. 

In his practice, Matt is focused on providing practical advice to employers on how they may achieve business goals through the effective management of their workforces. With that perspective, he helps established employers develop, and executed on, employment law compliance strategies that compliment business objectives. Matt also works with new businesses, including foreign businesses entering United States markets, to establish employment “best practices” that are consistent with growth and long-term success goals. He helps employers avoid employee disputes, and also helps employers navigate and defend against such disputes when they arise.

Matt works collaboratively with the Firm’s transactional lawyers to advise businesses and institutional investors on employment law compliance and due diligence matters related to capital investments, mergers, business closures, and other business transactions. In addition, he is an experienced litigator, and regularly represents employers before state and federal courts, state administrative boards, and arbitration tribunals.

Matt serves as a trusted advisor to private-sector businesses, educational institutions, start-up and emerging technology companies, and non-profit organizations. He is a frequent presenter and author on employment-related compliance and policy issues.

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    September 18, 2020
  • COVID-19 Alert
    PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal Opens; SBA Issues New Forgiveness Rules
    August 12, 2020
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    The Complex Web of Employment Law Regulations Expands: The Latest COVID-19 Considerations for Massachusetts Employers
    July 27, 2020
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    PPP Application Period Ends; Treasury Department Releases Revised Forgiveness Application Forms and Revises Regulatory Standards Related to PPP Loan Forgiveness
    June 30, 2020
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    Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program Update: Open for Lender Registration
    June 16, 2020
Education
  • Cornell Law School, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude
Admissions
  • Massachusetts
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Recognition
  • Joshua A. Guberman Teaching Fellow, Brandeis University, 2017 to the present
  • Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009-2015
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