Matt Pierce is an associate at the firm in the area of labor and employment law. Before joining the firm in 2017, Matt practiced at a labor and employment firm in Fort Worth, Texas. He has represented and advised international and local labor unions across diverse fields, including electrical workers, service and hospitality workers, stagehands, firefighters, police officers, transportation and aerospace workers, and other public and private sector employees. His union representation has involved litigation in federal and state courts; proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Public Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and other administrative agencies; and arbitrations. Matt has also represented employee benefit funds in subrogation litigation and related matters, and has represented individuals in various employment disputes, including discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the ADA and related statutes; collective wage and hour actions under the FLSA and state law; breach of contract and wrongful termination; and employment-related tort actions such as defamation.
Matt received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. He received a B.A. summa cum laude in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma, where he was a National Merit Scholar. Matt has co-authored several academic papers and presentations, including Service Contract Act: An Overview, Section 4(c) and Federal Enclaves for the AFL-CIO Lawyer Coordinating Committee's 34th Annual Union Lawyers Conference, and Recent Developments Under the National Labor Relations Act for the 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute, State Bar of Texas Labor and Employment Law Section. Matt is a contributing editor for the treatise The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act (Bloomberg BNA, 2020). He was recognized in the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars.