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Matthew C. Lonergan

Matthew C. Lonergan



  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation
  • International and Cross Border

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Matt Lonergan practices almost exclusively in the area of labor relations and employment law on behalf of management. In his career, he has represented companies throughout the country in the areas of union organizing, collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and arbitration, employment discrimination litigation in both federal and state courts, the National Labor Relations Act, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, and other employment-related areas. He is also experienced in ADR and mediation, and has served as a mediator in employment litigation matters.

Matt spends a great deal of time consulting with management clients in identifying potential legal issues and resolving day-to-day management and operational issues. He also conducts work place training and client seminars on a wide variety of personnel issues.

Matt is a member of the Nashville, Tennessee (Labor Law Section), Texas and American (Labor and Employment Law Section) Bar Associations, and a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Association. He is co-editor of the Labor and Employment Newsletter.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • Tennessee, 1984

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Denison University, B.S., 1980
Areas of Practice

International and Cross Border | Labor and Employment | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Matt’s work for clients includes a wide variety of industries, such as healthcare, hospitality, automotive manufacturing, construction, engineering, architecture, food services, restaurants, government contractors and industrial maintenance. He has handled employment cases across the country including Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas. His labor relations work includes advising companies on union organizing campaigns, election strategy, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes and other work stoppages, injunctions, arbitrations and management training.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Emergency Use Authorization Challenges
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, August 2021

With employers reopening fully and employees returning to the workplace from the pandemic, there has been a steady flow of challenges -- both legal filings and political and public opposition -- by individuals opposing mandatory requirements from employers and institutions to be vaccinated in order to return to work or school, subject to certain legal requirements under the ADA and valid religious objections...

With Remote Workers in Different States, What About Jurisdiction?
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, October 2020

With the explosion of remote work arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers are more likely to have remote employees who live in different states. A company should examine whether it is actually subject to potential jurisdiction for legal claims in each state where it has a remote employee. In other words, if your company has employees working remotely in other states, can you actually be sued in all of those states? The answer is maybe...

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