Matthew W. McCulloughPartner
Matt McCullough's practice consists primarily of labor and employment advice and litigation for employers and business/commercial litigation. Regarding labor and employment, he provides advice and litigation services to employers concerning Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Wage Payment and Collection Law claims, Whistleblower claims, wage and hour matters, employee non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, employee theft of confidential business information and trade secrets, terminations and general employee relations, employee handbooks, employment practices audits and training. Mr. McCullough's business and commercial experience is widespread, including breach of contract and warranty claims, shareholder oppression, squeeze outs and related disputes, dissenter's rights and fair value determinations, commercial disparagement and unfair competition claims, False Claims Act/qui tam actions, and other commercial disputes. Matt also has obtained preliminary and permanent injunctive relief in a variety of situations, and he has practiced in federal courts in Ohio and New York.
Mr. McCullough's employment and commercial litigation practice includes proceedings before the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal and State Departments of Labor, the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the American Arbitration Association and in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He recently successfully defended a local University Foundation against anti-trust claims in federal court, obtaining a dismissal in the district court which was affirmed by the Third Circuit after oral argument.
Mr. McCullough is actively involved in the community, presently serving on the Boards of Northwestern Legal Services, Bayfront NATO, Inc./Martin Luther King Jr. Center, and McDowell Boys Lacrosse Boosters Club. He is an elder and serves on the session of Wayside Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Presbytery of Lake Erie Commission on Ministry. He enjoys being involved in the activities of his two children, which over the years have included coaching ice hockey and soccer teams, promotion of lacrosse in the region and scouting.
Mr. McCullough recently received a Founder's Award at the Martin Luther King Center's 2017 Annual Awards Dinner in recognition of his time and commitment to the principles of Dr. King and the founders of the MLK Center, located in the West Bayfront neighborhood of Erie.
J.D., The Dickinson School of Law - Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1986
B.A., Colgate University - Hamilton, New York, 1983
U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of PA
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Erie County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Federal Bar Association
Board of Northwestern Legal Services (President 2011-2014, Executive Director Search Committee 2017-present)
Board Member, Bayfront NATO, Inc./Martin Luther King Jr. Center
Board of Trustees, Member of Session, Wayside Presbyterian Church
Member, Pastor Nominating Committee, Wayside Presbyterian Church
Board Member, McDowell Boys Lacrosse Boosters Club (Treasurer 2008 - 2017)
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity