Matthew J. Feery
Matt helps employers of all sizes develop best practices, strategies and solutions to promote compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment laws while also supporting business goals.
Matt regularly advises on matters involving hiring and termination, restrictive covenants, wage and hour requirements, discrimination and harassment, medical leaves and related issues, including matters arising under discrimination laws (such as Title VII and the ADA), wage and hour laws (including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and myriad other laws. He drafts employee handbooks, restrictive covenant agreements, separation agreements and other employment-related documents in a manner designed to protect and preserve flexibility for employers.
In addition to his counseling practice, Matt represents and defends employers in litigation in numerous settings, including state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as the American Arbitration Association and other dispute resolution providers. He has experience in all aspects of client defense, including investigation, case analyses, strategy development, and budget development and monitoring.
While in law school, Matt served as an extern to Chief Judge Paul P. Biebel, Jr., of the Cook County Circuit Court, Criminal Division, in Chicago. He was editor-in-chief of the “Illinois Law Update” in the Illinois Bar Journal and an invitational team member in the Frederick Green Moot Court Competition, for which he also served as editor.
Matt is a member of the associate board of Clearbrook, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals and the families of individuals with developmental delays and intellectual/developmental disabilities.