Matthew R. Capobianco counsels and defends management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has extensive experience litigating cases in both federal and state court, as well as at the agency level.

Specifically, Matt regularly represents and counsels employers in matters involving:

  • Wage and hour violations
  • Class and collective actions
  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Unfair labor practices
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • The New York Labor Law (NYLL)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • The New York State and New York City Human Rights Law
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

Matt advises clients on employment-related policies including handbooks, pay practices, contracts, employee discipline, termination decisions and day-to-day operations and employment issues. He has experience representing employers in actions commenced by the United States and the New York State Department of Labor. Additionally, Matt advises employers in matters related to unfair labor practices and the collective bargaining process, and handles actions before the National Labor Relations Board. He also counsels and represents clients with regard to website and brick-and-mortar accessibility under Title III of the ADA.

Prior to joining Littler, Matt worked as a labor and employment associate in the New York office of a national litigation law firm. Since law school, Matt has focused his practice exclusively on labor and employment law. 

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


New York State Bar Association


Nassau County Bar Association


Named, Ones to Watch

The Best Lawyers in America®


Speaking Engagements

2022 Legal Update: Employment Law

HIA‐LI Human Resources Committee Meeting

January 13, 2022

Employer Conundrum: Vaccinations and the Workplace

Client Webinar

August 31, 2021

Navigating Emerging Issues in Public Accommodations: An Overview of ADA Title III, the NYSHRL and NYCHRL

Lawyers Alliance for New York Webinar

February 22, 2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Legal and Practical Implications for Employers

Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) General Membership Meeting

February 16, 2021

Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law: Compliance Issues for Financial Service Centers

Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) General Membership Meeting, Queens, NY

September 10, 2019


  • J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2015
  • B.A., St. John’s University, 2011summa cum laude

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York