Matthew D. Treco
- Employment Litigation
- Labor Relations
- Restrictive Covenants & Trade Secrets
- National L&E Compliance
- Business & Tort Litigation
- J.D., 2012, Vanderbilt University Law School
- B.A., 2005, Washington & Lee University, cum laude
An experienced litigator with previous experience in the management consulting and investment banking industries, Matt can provide valuable litigation insights where legal issues and business concepts intersect. He comfortably speaks the language of corporate clients, and his related financial fluency has been brought to bear on matters involving challenging valuation and damages issues. Matt represents companies in employment disputes and litigation matters, involving wage and hour, discrimination, retaliation, tort, and other federal and state law claims, including class and collective actions. He also litigates business torts and contract disputes.
Matt grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and later in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to joining MHS, he practiced commercial litigation with an AmLaw 100 firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and, prior to that, he practiced at a boutique firm focused on business litigation. During law school, Matt clerked for Justice Theodore R. Boehm [ret.] of the Indiana Supreme Court and worked in the Indianapolis office of a securities litigation and nationwide consumer class actions law firm.
Before entering the legal field, Matt was a research associate for an international investment bank where he advised mutual funds, hedge funds and other institutional investors on the value of publicly traded companies in the industrial services sector. Prior to that, Matt was an analyst for a management consulting and M&A advisory firm where he advised large financial institutions and financial technology companies on business strategies and best practices.
Super Lawyers, Rising Star – State of Georgia (2017-2023)
Defeated nationwide staffing company’s motion to preliminarily enjoin a former senior executive from serving as a specialized IT staffing company’s chief executive officer. Successfully argued that former employer could not seek equitable relief to enforce executive’s restrictive covenants because its treatment of the executive during his employment meant it did not have clean hands.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of nationwide rent-to-own retailer, defeating former store manager’s claims that retailer discriminated and retaliated against him based on his disability and race in violation of Title VII and ADA.
Defeated two motions to dismiss and two motions for summary judgment representing minority member of a nutritional supplement company in a derivative action that alleged business partners breached their fiduciary duties and misappropriated corporate assets. Successful motions practice ultimately led to a favorable settlement.
Puckett v. Nationwide Coin & Bullion Reserve, 2020 WL 4730666 (11th Cir. Aug. 14, 2020). Overturned $560,000 default judgment entered against gold dealer on grounds that plaintiff failed to show reasonable diligence required to resort to substitute service through Texas Secretary of State.
Obtained consent judgment on behalf of healthcare company that alleged captive reinsurance broker/intermediary artificially and fraudulently inflated premiums as part of an undisclosed arbitrage scheme.
Obtained significant monetary settlement for mining equipment distributor under the Georgia Multiline Heavy Equipment Dealer Act when its manufacturer-supplier terminated the distribution agreement without cause.