Perspectiva General

Matthew J. Hank defends employers in wage-and-hour class actions, discrimination and harassment cases, and actions regarding trade secrets and covenants not to compete. In addition to his litigation practice, he counsels employers on how to structure noncompetes and other post-employment restrictions, structure electronic wage payments, reduce exposure to discrimination and misclassification claims, structure ADR programs, and reduce exposure to class actions.

Matt approaches each matter with the judgment formed by over 19 years of practice and with the discipline he has honed as both a lawyer and an Army officer. He is honored to be co-chair of the Littler Veterans Initiative, which provides support, development, and networking opportunities for veterans across the firm.

Previously, Matthew served as a law clerk for the Hon. Daniel Manion, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and for the Hon. Paul V. Gadola, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Group

Federalist Society


Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter

Federalist Society


Named, Rising Star in Employment Litigation


Super Lawyers

2008, 2010, and 2011

Recipient, Jacob Burns Award for Appellate Advocacy

Recipient, Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law

News, Analysis & Press

Employers Paying Wages With Debit Cards Save Money But May Face Legal Hurdles

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

October 16, 2015

Recent Decision Provides Roadmap for Remedying Late CAFA Notices

Bloomberg BNA Class Action Litigation Report

May 10, 2013

FLSA Class Nixed In ManorCare Meal Break Suit

February 1, 2013

Speaking Engagements

Preparing the Groundwork to Enforce Non-Competes

ACC Webinar - Employment & Labor CLE Institute

February 23, 2021

Writing, Introducing and Enforcing Arbitration Agreements in Employment

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

April 2017

Implementing the New Overtime Rule - July 20, 2016

Philadelphia, PA

July 20, 2016

Implementing the New Overtime Rule - July 13, 2016

Philadelphia, PA

July 13, 2016

Age Discrimination: Understanding the Basics, Complying with the Law, and Knowing What To Do When You’ve Been Sued

Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia, PA

April 2016

DOL’s Proposed Changes to the White Collar Regulations: What Should Employers Do Now?

Philadelphia, PA

July 21, 2015

Employee or Not? Independent Contractors and Interns

Association of Corporate Counsel, Greater Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chapter

February 12, 2015

Who's an Employee? Independent Contractors, Interns, Volunteers, and Intra-Corporate Transfers

Philadelphia, PA

September 25, 2013

Ethical Dilemmas for Corporate Counsel

Association of Corporate Counsel, Delaware Valley (DELVACCA) Chapter, Philadelphia, PA

August 8, 2013

Preparing The Groundwork To Enforce Non-competes

Philadelphia, PA

September 13, 2012

Drafting Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Pennsylvania Bar Institute

December 12, 2011

Post-Employment Restrictions and Protection of Trade Secrets in the New Economy: What You Need to Know

17th Annual Employment Law Institute - Pennsylvania Bar Institute

April 27, 2011

GINA: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Association of Corporate Counsel, Delaware Valley Chapter

April 7, 2011


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2000With Honors
  • B.A., Lafayette College, 1993cum laude

Admisión de la barra

New Jersey


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania