Matthew T. Miklave

Partner

  • Overview

    Biography

    Matthew Miklave is a partner in our New York and Stamford offices and a member in the Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration  Group. He represents employers and management in all areas of civil rights, employment relations, and traditional labor law, including issues arising under federal and state antidiscrimination, antiretaliation, noncompete and restrictive covenants, labor, wage and hour, plant closing, family leave, retirement, election, and civil rights statutes.

    Mr. Miklave represents employers in defense of lawsuits brought under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the National Labor Relations Act; the Help America Vote Act; the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1871; the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Employment Retirement Income Security Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act; the Employee Polygraph Protection Act; and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as equivalent state and local laws. He defends governmental entities and officials in constitutional and civil rights litigation, including defense of claims brought under the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

    Mr. Miklave serves as lead negotiator and advises employers with respect to union-management labor negotiations and provides advice and counsel for labor and employment matters involving mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miklave was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in its New York City and Stamford, Connecticut, offices. He also served as counsel to the National Labor Relations Board, in Washington, DC; as trial attorney to the NLRB's Regional Office in Brooklyn, New York; and as hearing officer in numerous union-management representation matters. Mr. Miklave also taught courses on civil rights and constitutional law as an adjunct faculty member at the American University in Washington, DC.

    Mr. Miklave regularly lectures nationally and internationally on a variety of employment, labor, and civil rights-related topics. For almost 10 years, he hosted an online forum devoted to labor and employment issues. Along with two other Robinson+Cole lawyers, Mr. Miklave authors the Manufacturing Law Blog, one of the first blogs in the country to address legal issues facing manufacturers and distributors and how such issues affect the business. He is on the adjunct faculty of LawLine.com, an online provider of CLE programs.

    Mr. Miklave also served as an elected representative on the Norwalk (Connecticut) City Council (2001 to 2007 and 2011 to 2013), where he was chair of the Planning Committee (2001 to 2007 and 2011 to 2012) and council president (2002 to 2003).

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association

      New York State Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management since 2007 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in Lawdragon as one of the Top 100 of "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys," published in Human Resource Executive magazine from 2010 to 2016

      Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Employment & Labor for 2015 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
       

  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Prelitigation Steps for Trade Secret and Noncompete Cases," published in Lexis Practice Advisor, co-authored with Ian T. Clarke-Fisher and Sandra Marin (9/27/2016)
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      "Employment Law: Workplace Claims Inevitable Under Medical Marijuana Act," published in Connecticut Law Tribune (7/29/2014)

      "Does the Supreme Court’s Ricci Decision Imperil Diversity Programs?" published in Diversity & the Bar (2/1/2010)
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      "Employee Free Choice Act: Reexamining the Duty to Bargain," published in New York Law Journal (5/8/2009)

      "What Every In-House Counsel Needs to Know About the Employment Issues Affecting Mergers, Reorganizations, and Restructurings: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You," (November 2004)

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Labor and Employment Issues Facing Manufacturers," National Business Institute (NBI) webinar "Manufacturing Law" (12/15/2016)
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      "New York City and State Employment Law: Recent Developments," presented at Robinson+Cole's New York City office, co-presented with Ian T. Clarke-Fisher, Katherine C. Glynn and Laura A. Torchio (10/23/2014)
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      "An Overview of the New York State and City Human Rights Law," presenter of online CLE webinar (produced 8/22/2014); now available through Lawline.com for On Demand viewing

      "U.S. Labor and Employment Implications of International Business Transactions," presenter of online CLE webinar (produced 7/23/2014); now available through Lawline.com for On Demand viewing

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • January 17, 2017

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Participate in NBI Manufacturing Law Webinar

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      • October 14, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Write Article for Lexis Practice Advisor

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      • June 18, 2015

        Matt Miklave Again Named as Top 100 Corporate Employment Lawyer

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      • November 21, 2014

        New York Lawyers Present New Developments in New York City and State Employment Law

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      • September 2, 2014

        Matthew Miklave Presents Webinar on New York Human Rights Law

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      • August 26, 2014

        Matthew Miklave Presents Webinar on Implications of International Business Transactions

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      R+C News Releases

      • October 18, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • October 19, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • September 2, 2014

        Matthew Miklave Named One of “The Nation’s Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys”

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      • August 19, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • May 15, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Boosts Metro New York Employment Practice with Addition of 30-Year Labor Pro

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