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Matthew A. Steinberg

Partner 
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New York, NY 10103
 
Tel:
212.880.3800
Fax:
212.880.8965
 
 

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
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The Best Lawyers in America 2018, Listed in New York for Employment Law - Management
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2013-2015, Listed in New York for Employment & Labor
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2011-2012, Listed in New York as a "Rising Star" for Employment & Labor
 
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Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated
 
Published Works & Lectures
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 21: Talking Transparency With "Above The Law" Founder David Lat, September 14, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 20: What Makes Employment Cases Go Viral... August 14, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 19: Is This Paid Family Leave's Moment? August 10, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 18: Predictable Expansion of Medicinal Marijuana as a Disability-Related Accommodation, July 21, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 17: Predictable Schedules And Comp Time - The Next Wage & Hour Frontiers, July 18, 2017
 
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Matt Steinberg Quoted in Law360, "High Court Term Ends With Few Employment Fireworks," June 30, 2017
 
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Matt Steinberg Quoted in Law360, "4 Things Employers Must Know About NY's Family Leave Law," June 22, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 16: Innovations in Recruitment: How Tech is Changing How Companies Hire, June 22, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 15: Conversation with EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic, June 1, 2017
 
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Matt Steinberg Quoted in Inc.com, "Yes, You Can Pay Women Less, But Here's Why You Shouldn't," May 25, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 14: Laws Prohibiting Inquiry/Use Of Applicant Prior Salary History, May 15, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 13: NYC's New Freelancer Protection Law And The Future Of The On-Demand Economy, May 5, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 12: NYAG Civil Rights Bureau Chief Lourdes Rosado, April 28, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 11: Legal and Business Issues Stemming From Employees' Out-of-Work Conduct, April 10, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 10: Pregnancy Discrimination Insights (Hint: It's Not Just About The FMLA), March 23, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 9: Behold "AHCA"! – Demystifying Employment Law Implications of Proposed ACA Replacement, March 8, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 8: Chat With Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez, February 10, 2017
 
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First Annual Labor & Employment Law Summit, Moderator, "Senior HR Panel," February 1, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 6: Obamacare (Part II): What Happens Next?, February 10, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 7: "Next Gen" Reasonable Accommodations And Disability Law Trends, February 2, 2017
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 5: Obamacare (Part I): How Did We Get Here?, December 27, 2016
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 4: Next Level Tech Innovations Coming Soon To A Workplace Near You, December 27, 2016
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 3: Big Data's Transition From The Marketer's Desktop To The Employer's Doorstep, December 27, 2016
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 2: A View From The Plaintiff's Side, December 27, 2016
 
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WorkedUp Podcast: Episode 1: Introduction To "WorkedUp", December 27, 2016
 
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Akerman Twentieth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Dealing With The Problem Employee," September 2015
 
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Akerman Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Defining Compensable Time Under the FLSA," March 2015
 
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Akerman Nineteenth Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar, Presenter, "Whistleblower Claims: The Wave Continues," April 2014
 
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St. John's University School of Law Spring 2014 CLE Weekend, Panelist, "Employment Law - Life of a Charge," March 2014
 
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Akerman Labor & Employment Roundtable, Moderator, "Indefinite Leave, Definite Problems," January 2014
 
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Crain's New York Business, Quoted, "Businesses are gearing up for growth," January 2014
 
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Akerman Labor & Employment Roundtable, Moderator, "To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate: That is the Question," November 2013
 
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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
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New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Adjunct Professor of Employment Law, 2004-2006
 

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Matthew A. Steinberg

Practice
Labor & Employment
Education
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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