February 19, 2021
To continue to provide outstanding service to our clients throughout Southern California, we are pleased to announce that the Firm has opened a new office located in Orange County. The new office in Costa Mesa is in the heart of the South Coast Metro area, Orange County's business and financial center.
Heading up that office, and spearheading the firm's expansion into Orange County, will be our newest attorney addition, Matthew B. Golper. Matt, who has lived and worked in Orange County for the past 12 years, is an experienced wage-hour litigator and counselor. At the Firm, Matt will add additional depth to our already busy wage-hour class action and PAGA representative action practice. Below is a short bio to introduce you to the extensive experience Matt brings to the firm and to our clients in Orange County and throughout California.
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Matthew B. Golper serves as a trusted advisor, litigator, and business partner to employers of all sizes, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 businesses, in all aspects of employment law and related litigation. Matt's litigation practice is focused on providing employers with aggressive, but goal-oriented, representation in complex wage-hour matters, including class, collective, and PAGA representative actions. He also regularly defends employers in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wrongful termination actions.
Drawing on his litigation experience and a deep understanding of the ever-evolving California employment law landscape, Matt also regularly serves in an advisor role to human resources, management, and in-house attorneys in the development of strategic risk-mitigating personnel practices and procedures. He regularly provides advice and counsel to employers on day-to-day employee relations issues and related-compliance, including recruiting, hiring and compensation; employee discipline, performance management and terminations; leave law compliance; complaint investigation; and wage-and-hour compliance. Matt’s experience includes developing training materials and providing training on various employment law issues (anti-harassment, EEO, and wage and hour) to management and human resources professionals; developing human resources practices from the ground up for startup entities; and conducting comprehensive wage-and hour-related audits for mature entities. Matt also drafts and reviews employee handbooks and related policies, executive and independent contractor agreements, separation agreements/releases, and commission/incentive compensation agreements.
Prior to joining the Firm, Matt was a Partner at an Am Law 200 firm where he led the firm’s California wage and hour practice.
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We are excited to have Matt become a part of the team and we look forward to seeing many of you in the OC!
Richard S. Rosenberg
Ballard Rosenberg Golper & Savitt, LLP