Matthew Kane, a nationally recognized corporate employment lawyer, was named to The American Lawyer’s 2021 inaugural list of
West Trailblazers. The honorees were profiled in a special publication on July 1.
Kane, based in the firm’s Century City, California, office, earned
recognition for innovative strategies to defend major financial
institutions, transportation and logistics companies, retailers, and food
and beverage manufacturers in wage-and-hour class actions.
He represents businesses in employment-related claims, wage-and-hour class
actions and collective actions, misappropriation of trade secrets and
noncompetition agreement claims, and labor-management relations issues. He
told The American Lawyer that he works to get cases dismissed or
significantly narrowed at the outset, before significant client resources
are expended on litigating the merits.
“I am sensitive to the time, cost and disruption a defendant incurs in
litigation, so I always look for the shortest path to victory, however
defined by the client,” Kane said in his Trailblazers profile.
“Clients turn to Matt because of his long track record of developing
successful and cost-effective litigation strategies for businesses,” said
Sabrina Beldner, chair of McGuireWoods’ Labor & Employment Department. “He is a pillar
of our practice and we are delighted he has received this well-deserved
Kane was recognized by corporate counsel for client service excellence in
BTI Consulting Group’s 2020 Client Service All-Stars report, by Lawdragon on its 500 Leading Corporate Employment Lawyers list, and by Chambers USA.