H. Matthew Taylor


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  • Biography

    Matthew Taylor is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of GRSM, concentrating his practice on complex commercial and civil litigation with a focus on employment law.  He counsels clients in cases pending across the country, and regularly handles all aspects of litigation in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  

    Matthew represents employers in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies, in a broad spectrum of employment-related matters including claims involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, as well as many other federal and state employment discrimination laws.  He also counsels clients on a broad range of employment and labor law matters helping them to comply with federal, state and local laws.

    Additionally, he has prosecuted and defended numerous trade secret and restrictive covenant actions in state and federal court. These cases concern covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, unfair competition, and other related torts.

    Prior to joining GRSM, Matthew worked for a large regional law firm in Princeton, New Jersey where he gained first-chair jury trial experience in federal court.  He also served as a judicial law clerk with the Honorable Raymond A. Batten (ret.) in the New Jersey Superior Court.  During law school, he served as an Associate Editor for the Widener Law Review and interned with the trial unit of the Burlington County Prosecutors Office in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.  Matthew also served as a judicial extern with the Honorable Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J. in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey and completed a yearlong externship with the Honorable Virginia A. Long (ret.) on the New Jersey Supreme Court in Trenton, New Jersey.


    • New Jersey
    • Pennsylvania
    • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania


    • Tri-State HRMA
    • Trial Attorneys of New Jersey (TANJ)
    • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Practice Areas
  • Representative Experience
    • Draft dispositive motions in employment and other commercial and civil litigation matters resulting in favorable settlements and dismissal of claims.
    • Argued before the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division and obtained reversal of trial court decision denying clients’ motion to compel arbitration in 446 Bellevue LLC v. Global Life Enters., LLC, No. No. A-0730-17T2, 2018 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1690 (App. Div. July 16, 2018).
    • Obtained dismissal of all claims in FINRA arbitration proceeding involving allegations of fraud in the sale of a life insurance policy and related investment product.
    • Managed team of attorneys on numerous electronic discovery projects involving third party vendors, with direct oversight in the collection, hosting, review and production of documents.
    • Handle all aspects of non-compete litigation and independently participate in injunction hearings seeking temporary restraining order and preliminary restraints.
  • Publications & Presentations



    • Cannabis in the Workplace, Virtua Health ASC Retreat, Virtua Hospital (Oct. 22, 2019)
    • Sexual Harassment Awareness and Recent Legal Trends: Employer Best Practices, Tri-State Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) Legal Symposium, Rowan College – Gloucester County (March 13, 2018)
    • Sexual Harassment Awareness, GRSM National Monitor Series Webinar (November 2017)
    • Whistleblower and Associational Discrimination, GRSM National Employment Law Webinar Series (June 2017)
    • Identifying Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Issues, GRSM National Employment Law Webinar Series (April 2017)
    • Identifying Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Issues, GRSM MyHR Help National Webinar Series (April 2017)


  • Education


    J.D., magna cum laude, Delaware Law School, Widener University, 2010

    • Widener Law Review, Associate Editor
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Health Law Certificate with Honors
    • Widener Merit Scholarship
    • Howard M. Berg Scholarship

    B.A., University of Maryland - College Park, 2007


    Honorable Raymond A. Batten, J.S.C. (ret.), New Jersey Superior Court


    Honorable Virginia A. Long, Justice (ret.), New Jersey Supreme Court

    Honorable Joel Schneider, U.S.M.J., United States District Court, D.N.J.


    Selected as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer's 2022 Professional Excellence Awards*


    *No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
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