Our Attorneys

Matthew M. Swift

Associate, Chicago Office

ph: 312.332.7760

Practice Areas: Labor & Employment

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, and federal and state employment discrimination matters under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Illinois Human Rights Act, Title VII, and other federal and state anti-discrimination and wage laws.  He also advises clients 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.


  • 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


Chicago Bar Association

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)

Recent Presentations

Red Light, Green Light? Responding to Recent Decisions about COVID-19 Mitigations, ED-RED’s Virtual Member Meeting (February 2022)