Matthew W. Hoyt combines employment law knowledge, jury trial experience and a proven track record in business immigration matters to offer clients a comprehensive approach to workplace issues.
Matt seeks not just to react to requests for legal advice, but to be proactive and make every effort to provide clients with important information in advance so that business decisions are informed and optimal.
Matt offers an attorney-driven focus on each immigration matter and applies a 360-degree approach, ensuring not only that visas and green cards are successfully processed, but that matters are handled timely, efficiently and with a zero tolerance policy of strict compliance.
Matt is a frequent speaker and author on topical employment and immigration developments, including through BakerHostetler’s “Employment Law Spotlight” blog. Matt is also a contributing author to Mergers & Acquisitions in the United States: A Practical Guide for Non-U.S. Buyers, a treatise for Aspen Publishers by Elliot J. Feldman. He is also the coordinator of the Employment & Labor Practice Group for the Columbus office.
- Defended a Fortune 500 client at trial against alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for failure to accommodate, discrimination and retaliation. The trial was one of the few to involve the “cat’s paw” theory of liability under the ADA since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Staub v. Proctor Hospital.
- During a trial for workplace defamation, obtained a unanimous jury verdict for a large automobile manufacturer on behalf of its employees who had testified against the plaintiffs – who were the employees’ coworkers – during a workplace investigation.
- Secured a ruling in favor of an airline client in an administrative hearing before the Ohio Civil Rights Commission alleging race and sex discrimination.
- Secured a National Interest Waiver green card for a young physician and cancer researcher, which allowed her to obtain permanent residence status on an expedited track to live and work in the U.S. The physician was in the early stages of her career but, compared to her peer group of young physicians, she demonstrated the potential to contribute at a high level to the field of cancer research.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Columbus Bar Association: Barrister Leaders Program
Community : Southeast, Inc., Healthcare Services, Board of Directors (2003 to present)
- J.D., Notre Dame Law School, 2000
- B.A., Michigan State University, 1996Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2002
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2002
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