Mr. Matthew A. Tobias is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Mr. Tobias specializes in labor and employment matters on behalf of employers and management.
Mr. Tobias has considerable jury trial experience and has tried to verdict employment matters such as age, sex, national origin, and disability discrimination, as well as harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to the defense of complex wage and hour class action litigation.
He has successfully defeated class certification motions and prevailed on summary judgment in class actions, as well as single plaintiff cases. He has experience representing employers in union negotiations, grievance proceedings and unfair labor charges.
Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Tobias worked for the City of Los Angeles as an investigator responding to claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, conducting lectures to City employees on compliance with state and federal EEO laws, and representing the City in union-related matters.
J.D., Southwestern Law School, 2010, summa cum laude, Lead Articles Editor, Southwestern Law Review
B.S., University of Southern California, 2003
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