Matthew Matt Horvitz intellectual property IP employment business commercial litigation corporate private entity data privacy



Matt Horvitz is a pragmatic, versatile trial lawyer and counselor focused on workplace dynamics, complex employment disputes, and commercial litigation.

Matt represents employers and executives in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies for the full range of employment disputes, including requests for injunctive relief and defending against class and collective actions. Matt also helps employers with internal policies, procedures, and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Matt works with his clients to establish creative and aggressive strategies that prevent and resolve disputes arising from:

  • Employee hiring, discipline, termination, and severance;
  • Harassment and hostile work environment allegations;
  • Workplace policies and procedures;
  • Defamation and privacy claims;
  • Executive employment agreements;
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information;
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements;
  • State and federal wage-and-hour laws and regulations; and
  • Architectural and communication barriers under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Matt also investigates and litigates internet reputation attacks, cyberbullying, and cyberimpersonation claims. He has successfully represented and counselled clients facing challenging online defamation issues and other types of cyberattacks, which often requires the identification of anonymous threats and removal efforts.

Matt’s perspective is informed by his broad experience as a business litigator serving clients in the real estate, life sciences, technology, consumer, retail, and hospitality industries. He has represented businesses, emerging companies, developers, investors, property owners, landlords, tenants, and shareholders in a variety of difficult contract, shareholder, intellectual property, real estate, negligence, and construction disputes.


  • Boston Magazine, Top Lawyers, Labor and Employment, 2022
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013 - 2015


  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Public Policy and Government Relations Leadership Council
  • Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project
  • International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Northeast Human Resources Association


  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • New York


  • Boston College Law School  (J.D., 2005)
  • Tufts University  (B.A., 2001)