Matthew Curtin focuses his practice on litigating a wide range of employment matters, including:

  • Unfair competition, trade secret, and restrictive covenant disputes
  • Employment torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, and defamation claims
  • Discrimination and retaliation litigation
  • Wage and hour disputes

Matthew also counsels senior management and human resources personnel on all aspects of labor and employment law, including:

  • Drafting, interpretation, and enforcement of employment contracts and restrictive covenant agreements
  • Union relationships
  • Drafting employment policies
  • Hiring and termination procedures
  • Workplace investigations
  • Harassment and discrimination avoidance

Matthew has also negotiated several collective bargaining agreements on behalf of a variety of employers.

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

Professional & Community Affiliations


International Association of Privacy Professionals


Connecticut Bar Association


New Haven County Bar Association


New Haven Inn of Court


Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity International

News, Analysis & Press

The Duty to Preserve Social Media Evidence

Quinnipiac Law Review


Impact of Defend Trade Secrets Act in Connecticut

Connecticut Law Tribune

July 25, 2016

Taking Steps To Fight Trade Secret Misappropriation

The 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

Options Narrowed for Age Discrimination Claims

Connecticut Law Tribune

April 8, 2009

Reactionary Legislation May Handicap Employers: ADA Revisions Expand Protections and Will Likely Increase Compliance Costs

Connecticut Law Tribune

January 26, 2009

Sex, Drugs and Guns: Gonzales v. Raich and the Expanding Scope of the Commerce Power

25 QLR 887


Books & Book Chapters

  • Unfair Competition and Intellectual Property Protection in Employment Law: Contract Solutions and Litigation Guide, Bloomberg BNA, contributing author, 2014
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace: A Practical Guide, Bloomberg BNA, contributing author, 2014

Speaking Engagements

Connecticut's 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 24, 2013
Managing Leaves of Absence

New Haven, CT

April 26, 2012
Understanding and Responding to the U.S. DOL's Investigation Initiative Targeting the Construction Industry

February 7, 2012


  • J.D., Quinnipiac University, 2007
  • M.B.A., Quinnipiac University, 2007
  • B.A., University of Connecticut, 2003

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan