Matthew P. Horvitz

Matthew P. Horvitz

Counsel
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Matthew P. Horvitz

Representative Matters

Defense of Automobile Dealerships in Wage and Hour Class Action

Representation of automobile dealerships in defense of multiple class actions alleging widespread violations of wage and hour laws, which involve novel claims under Massachusetts law. 

Software Company Trade Secrets and Misappropriation

Obtained a rare jury verdict for a software consulting company and key employee, which exonerated those clients from claims of misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets.

Invalidation of Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Provisions of an Employment Agreement

Obtained summary judgment in state court litigation, which invalidated the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions of an employment agreement under the “material change doctrine” and common-law contract principles.

Class Action Alleging Violations of State Wage and Overtime Laws

Secured summary judgment for a national real estate investment and management company, which resulted in the dismissal of all claims in a class action alleging violations of state wage and overtime laws.

Misclassification of Independent Contractors

Defended national franchising company against class action alleging misclassification of independent contractors under state law.

Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Parallel State Law Claims

Successful defense of numerous lawsuits brought in federal court, state court, and before state administrative bodies concerning claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and parallel state law claims.

Ongoing Employment Advice

Provides ongoing advice and strategy related to the classification, hiring, discipline and firing of employees, employee rights and responsibilities, employee medical leave, employee handbooks, internal investigations, and daily operational issues.