Matthew Goldberg focuses his practice on commercial and employment law. He is experienced in handling a broad range of cases involving contract, business, real estate, construction, and employment disputes. Mr. Goldberg offers significant experience in managing complex cases from their inception to conclusion in both state and federal court. He has represented clients in wage and hour class action litigations, as well as has extensive experience defending Private Attorneys General Act representative actions.
In addition to serving as second-chair in a four-week jury trial in federal court, Mr. Goldberg has participated in mediations, negotiated and prepared settlement agreements, organized and efficiently managed large-scale e-discovery projects, taken and defended depositions, and handled the retention and preparation of experts. Mr. Goldberg also advises clients on complex and time-sensitive workplace investigations into employee conduct, as well as leads forensic pay stub audits to proactively identify wage and hour compliance issues for clients.
Mr. Goldberg advises clients on California Department of Labor Enforcement Standards investigations and claims, including PAGA, unpaid wages and retaliation matters.
Aside from Mr. Goldberg’s litigation practice, he also provides advice and counselling to employers in a variety of industries, including hospitality, auto sales/repair and technology on wage and hour law, compensation plans, employee discipline, corrective action, and termination, as well as personnel policies and handbooks.
Mr. Goldberg also served as judicial extern to the Honorable Patricia Y. Cowett, Superior Court of San Diego County and as an extern at the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for the Northern District of California.
J.D., UC Hastings College of the Law, 2009
B.A. in Political Science and History, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
summa cum laude