Matthew A. Boyd

Partner
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303 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30308-3243

Matthew (Matt) Boyd is a Partner in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Matt’s practice consists of defending and advising employers in labor and employment matters with an emphasis on complex litigation, including class actions, collective actions, multi-plaintiff litigation, and arbitrations. A substantial portion of Matt’s practice is devoted to defending employers in wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state laws. Matt also has extensive experience in defending, advising, and training employers with respect to all types of state and federal employment-related matters, including discrimination claims, compliance with disability and family and medical leave laws, whistleblower and violation of public policy claims (including under the False Claims Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and state whistleblower statutes), and employee privacy issues.  Matt also has extensive expertise in drafting, negotiating, and enforcing employment agreements (including senior executives and other professionals, as well as college coaching and sports agreements), restrictive covenants, and contractual provisions to protect employers’ trade secrets and confidential information.  Finally, Matt has conducted a number of highly sensitive internal investigations for employers involving senior employees accused of harassment, illegal activities, retaliation, and similar misconduct.

Professional Experience

Matt’s employment-law experience covers the entire spectrum of employment law, including, among others: 

In addition, Matt has extensive experience in training and advising employers and their employees in an effort to proactively avoid costly employment disputes, including guiding employers through employee layoffs and other group employment terminations.

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Presentations

"Litigating Wage & Hour Class and Collective Actions: Innovative Strategies for Pre-Trial Investigation, ESI, and Discovery," ACI’s Forum on Wage & Hour Claims and Class Actions, San Francisco, California (September 27-28, 2012)

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Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School (1996)

B.A., cum laude, History and Political Science, Furman University (1993)

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