Matthew A. Sloan, Associate


Matthew A. Sloan is an attorney in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group. He focuses his practice on a wide array of labor and employment law issues, including wage and hour compliance, class and collective actions, employee performance and separation issues, independent contractor agreements, and federal litigation arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Some of Mr. Sloan’s litigation and counseling experience includes:

  • Organizing and leading an FLSA overtime exemption audit of 18 different positions at a prominent Chicago non-profit organization.
  • Member of attorney team that successfully defended, during five-day jury trial, administrators at local university against due process claim brought by former employee, resulting in complete defense verdict for clients.
  • Assisting with the briefing and mooting of a Seventh Circuit appeal on first impression issue of whether dismissal of an underlying private lawsuit prevents the EEOC from further investigating potential discrimination via subpoena.

Mr. Sloan also maintains an active pro bono practice, including representation of indigent persons in § 1983 civil rights matters.

During law school, Mr. Sloan clerked for the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve of the Northern District of Illinois and the Honorable Joe L. Webster of the Middle District of North Carolina. He also interned for the Appellate Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2016)
    • Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy (Special Projects Editor)
    • Duke Bar Association (Class Representative)
  • Cornell University (B.A., with distinction, 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana