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Matthew K. Curtin Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Hartford
Email: mcurtin@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6065
Fax: 860-240-6150

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Quinnipiac University (M.B.A., 2007)
  • University of Connecticut (B.A., 2003)

Matthew K. Curtin


Matthew Curtin is a Partner in the Litigation Department and Labor and Employment Practice Group. 

Matthew represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He has successfully represented employers concerning a wide variety of claims before the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and in both federal and state court. Matthew has substantial experience with collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and labor relations. He regularly counsels senior management and human resources professionals concerning employment contracts, employment policies, hiring and termination procedures, workplace investigations, and harassment and discrimination avoidance. He is a frequent author and speaker concerning various employment issues.

Matthew served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Alfred V. Covello, Senior United States District Judge, District of Connecticut.  In law school, Matthew was publications editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review.

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity International
  • Saint James School, Board Member
  • The Impact of Millenials in the Workplace, Connecticut Bar Association Advanced Labor and Employment Law Symposium, March 2018
  • What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Employers?, New Haven, CT, March 2017
  • Connecticut Burdensome Personnel Files Act Amendments: A Primer on Compliance with an Employer's New Obligations Under the Amended Personnel Files Act, New Haven, CT, September 2013
  • Managing Leaves of Absence, New Haven, CT, April 2012
  • Understanding and Responding to the U.S. DOL's Investigation Initiative Targeting the Construction Industry, February 2012
  • An Employer's Compliance Guide to Pregnancy Accommodation, HR Dive, January 29, 2018 (quoted)
  • The Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence, Quinnipiac Law Review, 2017
  • NLRB Finds King of Prussia Charter School is a Private Corporation, Penn Record, September 30, 2016 (quoted)
  • Impact of Defend Trade Secrets Act in Connecticut, Connecticut Law Tribune, July 25, 2016
  • Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property Protection in Employment Law: Contract Solutions and Litigation Guide, Bloomberg BNA, 2014 (Contributing Author)
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide, Bloomberg BNA, 2014 (Contributing Author)
  • Taking Steps to Fight Trade Secret Misappropriation, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 25, 2013
  • Feds Target Connecticut, R.I. Construction Industry, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 30, 2012
  • Banner Decision Unfairly Favors Labor Unions, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 25, 2010
Overview

Matthew Curtin is a Partner in the Litigation Department and Labor and Employment Practice Group. 

Matthew represents private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He has successfully represented employers concerning a wide variety of claims before the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and in both federal and state court. Matthew has substantial experience with collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and labor relations. He regularly counsels senior management and human resources professionals concerning employment contracts, employment policies, hiring and termination procedures, workplace investigations, and harassment and discrimination avoidance. He is a frequent author and speaker concerning various employment issues.

Matthew served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Alfred V. Covello, Senior United States District Judge, District of Connecticut.  In law school, Matthew was publications editor for the Quinnipiac Law Review.

Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity International
Community Activities
  • Saint James School, Board Member
Speaking Engagements
  • The Impact of Millenials in the Workplace, Connecticut Bar Association Advanced Labor and Employment Law Symposium, March 2018
  • What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Employers?, New Haven, CT, March 2017
  • Connecticut Burdensome Personnel Files Act Amendments: A Primer on Compliance with an Employer's New Obligations Under the Amended Personnel Files Act, New Haven, CT, September 2013
  • Managing Leaves of Absence, New Haven, CT, April 2012
  • Understanding and Responding to the U.S. DOL's Investigation Initiative Targeting the Construction Industry, February 2012
Publications
  • An Employer's Compliance Guide to Pregnancy Accommodation, HR Dive, January 29, 2018 (quoted)
  • The Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence, Quinnipiac Law Review, 2017
  • NLRB Finds King of Prussia Charter School is a Private Corporation, Penn Record, September 30, 2016 (quoted)
  • Impact of Defend Trade Secrets Act in Connecticut, Connecticut Law Tribune, July 25, 2016
  • Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property Protection in Employment Law: Contract Solutions and Litigation Guide, Bloomberg BNA, 2014 (Contributing Author)
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide, Bloomberg BNA, 2014 (Contributing Author)
  • Taking Steps to Fight Trade Secret Misappropriation, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 25, 2013
  • Feds Target Connecticut, R.I. Construction Industry, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 30, 2012
  • Banner Decision Unfairly Favors Labor Unions, Connecticut Law Tribune, October 25, 2010
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Education
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 2007)
  • Quinnipiac University (M.B.A., 2007)
  • University of Connecticut (B.A., 2003)
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