Matthew_P__Gizzo

Senior Associate

Matthew P. Gizzo

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901 Main Street
Suite 3670
Dallas, TX 75202
P (469) 210-2050
F (469) 210-2051

685 Third Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10017
P (212) 999-7100
F (212) 999-7139

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Bio

Matthew P. Gizzo is a senior associate based primarily in WSHB’s Dallas office, where he handles the defense of complex employment, professional liability, construction defect and commercial litigations. Matthew’s practice includes the defense of large class and collective actions under federal and related state wage and hour laws across various states, including New York, California, Colorado, and Texas, as well as the defense of ADA physical and internet access matters, sexual harassment claims, and whistleblower claims. Matthew has been an integral member of the defense teams for some of the firm’s highest exposure construction defect matters, actively litigating numerous matters under the NYLL and similar laws, enabling him to work closely with the risk managers at some of the largest builders and construction companies in the United States.

As part of Matthew’s practice, he appears frequently before the EEOC, various state agencies, as well as federal district and state courts, including the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court of New York for the County of New York, which handles some of the largest and most commercial litigation matters in the United States. Further, Matthew provides consultation and advise to numerous private clients regarding strategic implementation of employment practices, wage compliance and labor union issues and collective bargaining under the NLRB.

Prior to joining WSHB, he worked for a nationally recognized law firm, where his practice focused on the handling of complex D&O insurance matters across various specialty lines, with an emphasis on EPL, E&O, professional liability, and financial institutions. Matthew also worked as a law clerk at a boutique bankruptcy firm, where he was part of the team representing the unsecured creditors committee in the bankruptcy proceedings of a former Fortune 500 company.

Matthew is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law, where he excelled as a Board Member on the Moot Court Honor Society, receiving recognition as a top oralist in various national moot court competitions. Matthew also served as a Dean’s Fellow for the St. John’s Securities Arbitration Clinic, and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Education

St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 2013)

Cornell University (B.S., 2009)

Licensed to Practice in:

New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Western District of New York
New Jersey
Florida

Practice Areas

Professional Liability
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  • Legal Malpractice & Trustee Claims
  • Accounting Malpractice, Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty claims alleging violations of the Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS) and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Agent & Broker E & O Claims
  • Privacy & Data Breach Claims
Intellectual Property
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  • Intellectual property litigation and counseling, including trademark, copyright, patent, false advertising, right of publicity, licensing, and trade secret matters.
Mass Torts and Class-Action Defense
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  • Defense of TCPA class actions.

 

Construction
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  • Construction defect defense.

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