Monday, September 14, 2009

Slide Mountain February 1985......

Pitched the tent in 4 feet of snow....

At the summit....

Ready to go up the hill.

And there is no place to "go" there so what does one do?

Its a cold place on top of a mountain in February....

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Matthew B Halpern

Matthew B. Halpern

Long Island Office

58 South Service Road
Suite 410
Melville, NY 11747

Phone: (631) 247-4603

Fax: (631) 247-0417

Jackson Lewis

Areas of Practice

  • Disability, Leave and Health Management

  • Litigation

  • Reductions in Force

  • Wage and Hour

  • Affirmative Action

  • Management Training

Admitted to Practice


New York

District Courts:

New York Eastern District Court


New York Southern District Court



Law School:

  • New England School of Law
    J.D., 1986


  • State University of New York at Buffalo
    B.A., 1983
    Cum Laude

Bar and Professional Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Board of Saint Mary's Childrens and Family Services

1997 - Present
New York State Bar Association

Northeast Region Corporate Industry Liaison Group

1996 - Present


Matt Halpern was a partner in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis LLP and was the head of the firm’s affirmative action practice group.

Mr. Halpern graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983 and received his Juris Doctor degree from the New England School of Law in 1986. He was admitted to the Bars of New York, Massachusetts and several federal courts. Mr. Halpern was a member of SHRM-LI and a frequent speaker at management education programs. He was the Treasurer and a member of the Northeast Region Corporate Industry Liaison Group, an industry association of federal contractors with corporate headquarters in the Metropolitan New York tri-state area.

Mr. Halpern was named to “The Ten Leaders in Employment Law” of Long Island for 2003-2004 based on a three-month peer survey by Digital Press International, and in 2005 received a career recognition award from SHRM-LI for his dedication to SHRM-LI and the human resource profession.

As the head of the firm’s Affirmative Action Practice group, Mr. Halpern regularly advised and counseled employers from all industries throughout the country about this highly specialized area of the law. The practice also prepares plans for and defends audits against State, local and city affirmative action agencies. The affirmative action team annually prepares over fifteen hundred affirmative action plans and over the past several years has defended over 350 OFCCP audits, including Corporate Management (“Glass Ceiling”) Compliance Evaluations. The affirmative action team regularly conducts mock OFCCP vulnerability audits, analyzes selection procedures for adverse impact, and advises about comparative compensation analysis and defends claims of class-based discrimination at the OFCCP investigation stage. The practice also counsels on diversity plan design and preparation of voluntary affirmative action plans.

Mr. Halpern was the co-author of Affirmative Action Compliance: The Reinvented OFCCP, published in the ACC Docket 22, No. 3 (March 2004):24-44, and author of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) on-line “InfoPak,” What Every General Counsel Needs To Know About Affirmative Action Compliance. He also was the co-presenter on two audio webcasts presented by ACC’s Employment & Labor Law Committee, and Jackson Lewis, LLP: What the OFCCP’S New Internet Applicant Rule Will Mean For Your Company (November 30, 2005) and The OFCCP's New Take on Systemic Compensation Discrimination and Voluntary Self Evaluation (August 16, 2006).

In addition to his affirmative action expertise, Mr. Halpern also specialized in counseling and defending employers in all matters related to compliance with State and federal EEO and wage hour laws, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. He had defended numerous wage hour audits and provided guidance to many employer associations about industry compliance with wage hour laws. Mr. Halpern also had extensive experience in counseling and defending employers in matters relating to privacy issues in the workplace.

Mr. Halpern conducted hundreds of management training seminars on lawful pathway’s to diversity, affirmative action and EEO in the workplace; avoiding litigation; avoiding discrimination and sexual harassment; effective management, interviewing, documentation and evaluation skills; compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and FMLA, and other related matters. He was an engaging and effective speaker who drew upon his litigation and client counseling experience to provide practical examples that were useful and easily understood by listeners.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

2007 Waffle Fishing Trip - Lake George

A superb time was had by all

Todd Chartered a Boat with Captain

Lake George; Placid and Peaceful

Awesome Music

Frosty will tell you about the fish that got away

Indian Profile Rock

Todd was a terrific host

Lake Trout were in abundance

It doesn't get better than this!!

Todd has a most excellent Cabin

Definitely worth the trip!!!