Matthew Lango focuses his practice on litigation, with a particular emphasis on representing clients in matters of labor and employment law, class actions, civil rights litigation, and criminal defense. He founded Hayes/Lango, LLP, with John Hayes after working for several years at the Chicago law firm of Frankel & Cohen.
Matthew represents clients in all types of employment matters, from negotiating severance agreements to wage and hour disputes and cases of discrimination based on gender, race, and national origin. He has handled employment cases at all stages of litigation and has represented clients in a variety of forums, including state and federal courts and administrative agencies such as the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.
Matthew also represents clients in labor matters, including disputes between individuals and their unions. Matthew also has extensive experience in class action litigation and successfully represented individuals in class and collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act.
In addition, Matthew has extensive experience in the field of criminal defense. He represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases in both state and federal courts, in cases ranging from traffic offenses to complex cases of fraud and drug conspiracies.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2005||07/06/2019|
|Deputy Commissioner||City of Chicago, Commission on Human Relations||2016 - Present|
|Supervisory Attorney||LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation Of Chicago)||2014 - 2016|
|Staff Attorney||LAF||2013 - 2014|
|Partner||Hayes Lango, LLP||2009 - 2013|
|Associate||Frankel & Cohen||2005 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||Cook County Public Defender||2004 - 2005|
|Law Clerk||Frankel & Cohen||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ARISE Chicago||Legal Advisory Board Member||2014 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)||President||2013 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|The U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois -- Federal Trial Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|Chicago Bar Association||N/A||2005 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)||Vice President||2011 - 2013|
|Illinois - Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America (forthcoming)||"Employment Law in Illinois," chapter in "Illinois - Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America - 2nd Edition," Joanne Hurley, ed.||2013|
|The Illinois Employee Advocate||Non-Competes and New Challenges for Illinois Employees||2012|
|Illinois - Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America||"Employment Law in Illinois," chapter in "Illinois - Legal Aspects of Doing Business in North America - 2nd Edition," Joanne Hurley, ed.||2012|
|Loyola University Chicago School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Loyola University Chicago||MA - Masters||1999|
|Kalamazoo College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1997|
|National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter) 7th Circuit Conference||Unemployment Law in Illinois||2014|
|Illinois Legal Aid Advocates Conference||Legal Triage of the Employment Law Client||2014|
|NELA-IL January 2013 CLE||Employment Arbitration Agreements||2013|
|12th Annual NELA/Illinois Conference||Technology and Law Firm Practice Management||2013|
|Employment Arbitration||Settled to client's satisfaction.|
|Age Discrimination Suit - US District Court Northern District of Illinois||Settled to clients' satisfaction|
|Consumer Fraud Action - Circuit Court of Cook County||Settled to clients' satisfaction|
|Unpaid Wage and Overtime Collective Action - US District Court Northern District of Illinois||Settled to clients' satisfaction|
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