Matthew H. Green

Associate Attorney
Overview

Matthew Green represents clients in civil litigation matters, including labor and employment and business and commercial litigation disputes.

In his labor and employment practice, Matthew represents employers in litigation and dispute resolution, including defending class action and Private Attorney General Act lawsuits. Matthew also provides employers with advice and counsel on a wide range of employment law issues. His practice encompasses wage and hour matters, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment, workplace safety, hiring, and termination.

Prior to joining Murphy Austin, Matthew represented Fortune 500 insurance carriers in large property loss matters related to product and construction defects, as well as in catastrophic wildfire litigation throughout California. He also advised multinational businesses, public entities, nonprofit corporations, and individuals in a variety of business matters, including contract disputes, property rights, real and personal property transfers, mergers and acquisitions, business torts, and corporate governance.

Matthew earned his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and received a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Education
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago
    J.D., 2015 
  • University of California, Irvine
    B.A., Economics, 2010
Admissions
  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
Leadership
  • California State University of Bakersfield, Pre-Law Advisory Committee (2016-2019)
  • Housing and Opportunity Foundation of Kern, Committee Member (2016-2018)
Memberships
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member, Labor and Employment and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association, Member
  • Bakersfield Homeless Center, Fundraiser and Volunteer (2015-2019)
Experience

Representative Matters

  • Represents employers in matters involving wage and hour disputes, retaliation, workplace injury, and discrimination claims.
  • Represents businesses in civil litigation matters, including trade secrets, breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, and the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act.
  • Counsels employers on their employment policies, including the preparation of employee handbooks.
  • Represented insurance carriers as subrogation counsel in large property losses related to product defects, construction defects, inverse condemnation, and property related torts, as well as working on catastrophic wildfire litigation throughout California.
  • Counseled clients on the preparation of employment and independent contractor agreements and corporate governance documents.
  • Assisted clients in the application and maintenance of professional and business licenses, certificates, and intellectual property rights.
  • Represented and advised multinational businesses, local public entities, nonprofit and mutual benefit corporations, and individuals in a variety of business matters across multiple jurisdictions, including: contract disputes, property rights, real and personal property transfers, mergers and acquisitions, business torts, and corporate governance.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, “Murphy Austin Annual Employment Law Update,” Sacramento, CA (2024)

Publications

  • Independent Contractor Test: Not Always Just “ABC”, Q3, Volume 3, Issue 3 (July 14, 2023)
  • Cal/OSHA Evaluating Indoor Heat Illness Prevention Regulations, Q3, Volume 3, Issue 3 (July 14, 2023)
  • An Eligible Employee with a Serious Health Condition May Use FMLA Leave on an Intermittent Basis, Q2, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April 11, 2023)
  • Can Employees Making Over $200,000 Be Owed Overtime? Yes!, Q2, Volume 3, Issue 2 (April 11, 2023)
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