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C. Matthew Keen

Shareholder   |   Raleigh

Matt Keen served as managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins from 2016 to 2023 and has practiced labor and employment law in the firm’s Raleigh office since 1987. His practice has included employment litigation in state and federal courts, representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board and advising clients on equal employment opportunity and wage and hour issues. He has successfully litigated cases to defense verdicts in employment discrimination cases. He has also litigated matters involving ERISA, non-competition and trade secrets, workplace injuries and other contract and tort claims. He has successfully represented clients in dozens of labor and employment arbitrations.

Matt has been recognized as a leading labor and employment lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, and was named “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Employment Law – Management in Raleigh by Best Lawyers for 2012. In 2014, Matt was again named Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” of Labor Law – Management. He has been named in the top tier of the leading employment lawyers in North Carolina by Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers every year since 2006. He has also been recognized by North Carolina Legal Elite and Super Lawyers.

Matt has lectured on various employment law topics before business groups and has written articles for legal and employment journals. He contributed to and revises the North Carolina Employers’ Desk Manual and also contributed to a treatise on the Americans With Disabilities Act. He is active in the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

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