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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

New Haven
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 a member of the Labor and Employment and Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Groups.

In Matthew’s labor and employment practice, he has successfully represented employers of all sizes concerning a wide variety of claims before state and federal courts, 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 other various administrative agencies.

Matthew has substantial experience with collective bargaining negotiations, 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.

In Matthew’s cybersecurity practice, he advises clients on compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Matthew is particularly interested in advising his clients concerning employment privacy matters. Matthew is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and has achieved IAPP's Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certification. 

Matthew has significant experience representing businesses in litigation concerning trade secret theft, unfair competition, and breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Before joining Murtha, Matthew was a shareholder at an international labor and employment law firm. While in law school, Matthew served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Alfred V. Covello, Senior United States District Judge, District of Connecticut.

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity International
  • CBA Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 2019 – 2020 Bar Year
  • CBA Labor and Employment Section, Treasurer, 2018 – 2020 Bar Year
  • Saint James School, Board Member
  • FMLA and Workers’ Compensation, State Conference of the Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut, October 2019 
  • Internal Investigations--Best Practices and Practical Tips, The Independent School HR Forum, June 2019
  • The Impact of EPLI on Settlement Negotiations (Panel Moderator), Connecticut Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, October 2018
  • 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
  • Murtha Cullina partner Curtin discusses $15 min. wage, union influence, Hartford Business Journal, August 19, 2019 (quoted)
  • 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 a member of the Labor and Employment and Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Groups.

In Matthew’s labor and employment practice, he has successfully represented employers of all sizes concerning a wide variety of claims before state and federal courts, 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 other various administrative agencies.

Matthew has substantial experience with collective bargaining negotiations, 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.

In Matthew’s cybersecurity practice, he advises clients on compliance with state, federal and international privacy laws including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Matthew is particularly interested in advising his clients concerning employment privacy matters. Matthew is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and has achieved IAPP's Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) certification. 

Matthew has significant experience representing businesses in litigation concerning trade secret theft, unfair competition, and breach of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Before joining Murtha, Matthew was a shareholder at an international labor and employment law firm. While in law school, Matthew served as a judicial extern to The Honorable Alfred V. Covello, Senior United States District Judge, District of Connecticut.

Memberships
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • New Haven County Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity International
  • CBA Labor and Employment Section, Chair, 2019 – 2020 Bar Year
  • CBA Labor and Employment Section, Treasurer, 2018 – 2020 Bar Year
Community Activities
  • Saint James School, Board Member
Speaking Engagements
  • FMLA and Workers’ Compensation, State Conference of the Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut, October 2019 
  • Internal Investigations--Best Practices and Practical Tips, The Independent School HR Forum, June 2019
  • The Impact of EPLI on Settlement Negotiations (Panel Moderator), Connecticut Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, October 2018
  • 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
  • Murtha Cullina partner Curtin discusses $15 min. wage, union influence, Hartford Business Journal, August 19, 2019 (quoted)
  • 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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