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Associate, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
mswift@robbins-schwartz.com

Practice Areas

Matthew M. Swift

Matthew is a member of the labor and employment practice group. He counsels employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, such as employee discipline, labor relations, wage and hour, and employment discrimination matters under both federal and state laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Illinois Human Rights Act. He also represents clients in state and federal courts and advises on Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act matters.

Before he joined Robbins Schwartz, Matthew served as in-house counsel and FOIA Officer for the Illinois Office of the Governor. In that role, he counseled dozens of agencies on compliance with sensitive FOIA requests, advised on current and potential litigation issues, and served as a legal liaison to the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

Recent Publications

  • All Together Now – Employment Law Issues in the New Title IX Rules,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2020) 
  • “Life After Leave: Bringing Employees Back in a COVID-19 Age” Best Practices Magazine, American Association of School Personnel Administrators (2020)

Matthew M. Swift

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • M.P.P., University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, Baylor University

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

Chicago Bar Association

Associate, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
mswift@robbins-schwartz.com

Practice Areas

Matthew M. Swift

Matthew M. Swift

Associate, Chicago Office
ph: 312.332.7760
fax:312.332.7768
mswift@robbins-schwartz.com

Matthew is a member of the labor and employment practice group. He counsels employers in various aspects of labor and employment law, such as employee discipline, labor relations, wage and hour, and employment discrimination matters under both federal and state laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and Illinois Human Rights Act. He also represents clients in state and federal courts and advises on Illinois Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act matters.

Before he joined Robbins Schwartz, Matthew served as in-house counsel and FOIA Officer for the Illinois Office of the Governor. In that role, he counseled dozens of agencies on compliance with sensitive FOIA requests, advised on current and potential litigation issues, and served as a legal liaison to the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

Recent Publications

  • All Together Now – Employment Law Issues in the New Title IX Rules,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (2020) 
  • “Life After Leave: Bringing Employees Back in a COVID-19 Age” Best Practices Magazine, American Association of School Personnel Administrators (2020)

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School
  • M.P.P., University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, Baylor University

Admitted to Practice

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

Chicago Bar Association

Practice Areas