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Matthew R. Simpson
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Matthew R. Simpson

Fisher Phillips, Co-Chair

Atlanta, Georgia
Matt Simpson is a partner in the firm's Atlanta office. He represents management in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts as well as before state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the United States Department of Labor. He is also the co-chair of the Automobile Dealers Industry Group. Matt's litigation practice is focused on the defense of class and collective actions. He has handled numerous collective actions involving claims for unpaid wages pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and represents both employers and consumer reporting agencies in class actions brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). His class and collective action experience includes: Matt also defends employers against single and multi-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination brought under various federal and state laws. In addition to his litigation practice, Matt regularly counsels employers and their managers on "preventive" employee relations. This includes advice on employee background screening and selection, drug and alcohol testing, wage and hour compliance, harassment investigations, and disciplinary strategies. Matt drafts employment applications, employee handbooks, arbitration agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete, non-solicitation, and severance agreements. He conducts regular employment and wage-hour assessments, as well as management training, for his clients to ensure that they continue to comply with changing laws and regulations. Matt is a member of the firm's Dealership and Education Practice Groups, where he works regularly with his auto dealer and school clients to provide practical solutions to day-to-day employment issues. In addition, Matt routinely represents employers in the background check services, call center, hospitality, and recruiting/staffing industries in single and multi-plaintiff litigation in both state and federal courts. Matt is the current Chair of the State Bar of Georgia's Labor and Employment Law Section. He is a past recipient of the State Bar of Georgia Labor and Employment Award and Law360 Rising Star award, and has been listed in each edition of Georgia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars from 2011 to the Present. Matt also serves on the Board of Trustees for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and on the Board of Directors for Turning Pointe Autism Foundation.

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Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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