"An attorney peers 'have a great deal of respect for.' " -- Chambers USA 2015
Matthew V. DelDuca is a partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP and chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. He also is a member of the Commercial Litigation Practice Group. Mr. DelDuca is an experienced trial lawyer who, over the last two decades, has litigated hundreds of cases in the New Jersey state and federal courts and has tried dozens of cases to verdict. His trial experience includes individual and class employment cases, non-competition and trade secret litigation, complex business litigation, shareholder litigation, product liability and mass tort litigation.
Mr. DelDuca has been highly rated by Chambers USA, which noted he “stands out as a massively experienced litigator with a strong track record in cases connected to the health care and life sciences arenas,” that his strengths are his “quickly expedient responses to client queries and technical ability to deal with tricky contract negotiations,” and that he is “a very effective litigator and has great insights into the issues of a case.”
Mr. DelDuca regularly represents employers in state and federal labor and employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge and defamation, as well as other related disputes. He also represents employers in litigation to protect confidential information and trade secrets and to enforce restrictive covenants. In addition, Mr. DelDuca represents management in labor negotiations and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He has handled labor arbitration proceedings in a variety of industries, and counsels employers on employment and business matters.
Mr. DelDuca has argued many cases before the New Jersey Appellate Division and the New Jersey Supreme Court. Most recently, he won appeals in Crosspointe v. Wegmans and Chandelaria v. Rent-A-Center, where the Appellate Division rejected the attempted amendment of the plaintiff’s claims to assert a putative class action. He has successfully defended verdicts and the entry of summary judgment for clients in a number of state and federal appeals.
Mr. DelDuca frequently speaks and presents articles on trial advocacy and a wide variety of labor and employment matters.
Mr. DelDuca is a member of the Federal Practice and Procedure Section, the Labor and Employment Section, and the Pro Bono Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also is a member of the Federal Bar Association of New Jersey.