Matthew D. Rodgers

Associate

Overview

Matt Rodgers rejoined Eckert Seamans after a clerkship with Judge D. Michael Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, where he was involved in numerous civil appeals, including cases raising issues under securities and environmental laws. He focuses his practice on all phases of commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He also has experience advising energy and telecommunication industry clients on regulatory compliance issues and assisting project developers on zoning and permitting matters.

Representative Matters

  • Defended a national staffing agency in an age discrimination lawsuit. After a two-day trial, the Eckert Seamans team obtained a jury verdict in favor of the client on all counts.
  • Represented a special education school seeking to obtain judicial approval to provide extraordinary treatment to an incapacitated client. After the Eckert Seamans team obtained a favorable trial court ruling, opposing counsel petitioned for interlocutory relief. The Eckert Seamans team prevailed before a single justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, who commended the quality of the firm’s brief.
  • Represented a client in a complex shareholder derivative suit involving multiple corporations and trusts. The Eckert Seamans team prevailed before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, which dismissed all of the plaintiff’s claims. The Eckert Seamans team was also successful before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which affirmed the District Court’s judgment.

Awards and Recognition:

  • Selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers as “Rising Star”