About Matthew

Wide-ranging employment litigation counsel

Matthew Mushamel represents public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment litigation. He also counsels employers on a variety of matters, including sexual harassment allegations and retaliation investigations. Matthew defends clients on litigation claims related to:

  • Wage and hour violations in both the single plaintiff and class action context
  • Wrongful termination
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing

Matthew works closely with clients to implement and execute litigation strategies at all stages, including pre-filing investigations, law and motion practice, and the mediation process.

Experience in Action

  • Assists employers in pre-filing disputes, including responding to potential-plaintiff demands and advising clients on early resolution of claims.
  • Handles class action mediation preparation, analyzes complex employee wage and hour data, and prepares briefing.
  • Counsels on new federal and California authority involving the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) and wage and hour compliance.
  • Represents employers in workers compensation claims before the Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).

Professional & Civic Activities

  • PPSC, internship (Summer 2018, 2019)
  • California Department of Business Oversight, internship (Summer 2019)
  • Judicial extern, Honorable Magistrate Judge Andrew G. Schopler, United States District Court for the Southern District of California (Fall 2018, 2019)

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