Matthew J. Cleveland

Partner

Matthew J. Cleveland joined Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. in 1998 and has developed a diverse practice focusing on labor and employment in the construction industry as well as the public sector. Mr. Cleveland proudly represents the brave men and women serving in the Chicago Fire Department as members of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2.  He has experience in complex labor negotiations, including having participated in securing an unprecedented 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the City of Chicago and various trade unions.  Mr. Cleveland has also participated in proceedings before federal, state and local courts and forums, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitrations.  He has also represented physicians and hospitals and works on both commercial and residential real estate matters.

While at HMBR, Mr. Cleveland has been directly engaged in collective bargaining, grievance and dispute resolution, contract enforcement, wage and hour disputes, trust fund issues, including a collection of delinquent contributions, and fiduciary issues in the labor industry. Mr. Cleveland has represented clients in arbitrations, as well as in hearings and matters before the National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Public Labor Relations Board, the City of Chicago Human Resources Board as well as other state and local governmental agencies.

Additionally, Mr. Cleveland has worked with clients regarding employment practices and discrimination, including advising clients on matters related to Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Chicago Commission on Human Rights. Mr. Cleveland has worked on federal cases in the Northern District of Illinois covering a broad range of legal issues and regularly conducts business before the Circuit Courts of Cook County, as well as the collar county courts.

Mr. Cleveland has also developed and refined his health care practice, particularly related to representing physicians completing their residency programs, recruitment and employment agreements as well as working with hospital board of directors and medical staff issues. Mr. Cleveland’s health care practice also involves the review of facility compliance with government regulations and complex real estate transactions.

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Puget Sound (B.A. in English)

Admissions

  • Illinois (1998)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC)
  • Chicago Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • American Bar Association

Publications

  • “Disclosure of Witness Statements in Workplace Investigations: The National Labor Relation’s Board New Test and Resulting Challenges for the Parties,” Spring 2014, ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law.
  • “Title VII and Negative Job References: Employees Find Safe Harbor in Robinson v. Shell Oil Company,” The John Marshall Law Review.

Events

  • Presenter, “Confidentiality and Disclosure of Witness Statements,” Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Development of the Law Under the NLRA.
  • Webinar Moderator, “Workplace Investigations: an Update and Best Practices,” American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment.
  • Mr. Cleveland presented to a group of 100+ physicians from Puerto Rico on anti-trust issues in Health Care.
  • Mr. Cleveland presented to a group of 30 labor attorneys regarding electronic discovery issues.
  • Profile

    Matthew J. Cleveland

    Partner

    Matthew J. Cleveland joined Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. in 1998 and has developed a diverse practice focusing on labor and employment in the construction industry as well as the public sector. Mr. Cleveland proudly represents the brave men and women serving in the Chicago Fire Department as members of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2.  He has experience in complex labor negotiations, including having participated in securing an unprecedented 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the City of Chicago and various trade unions.  Mr. Cleveland has also participated in proceedings before federal, state and local courts and forums, as well as in administrative proceedings and arbitrations.  He has also represented physicians and hospitals and works on both commercial and residential real estate matters.

    While at HMBR, Mr. Cleveland has been directly engaged in collective bargaining, grievance and dispute resolution, contract enforcement, wage and hour disputes, trust fund issues, including a collection of delinquent contributions, and fiduciary issues in the labor industry. Mr. Cleveland has represented clients in arbitrations, as well as in hearings and matters before the National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Public Labor Relations Board, the City of Chicago Human Resources Board as well as other state and local governmental agencies.

    Additionally, Mr. Cleveland has worked with clients regarding employment practices and discrimination, including advising clients on matters related to Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and Chicago Commission on Human Rights. Mr. Cleveland has worked on federal cases in the Northern District of Illinois covering a broad range of legal issues and regularly conducts business before the Circuit Courts of Cook County, as well as the collar county courts.

    Mr. Cleveland has also developed and refined his health care practice, particularly related to representing physicians completing their residency programs, recruitment and employment agreements as well as working with hospital board of directors and medical staff issues. Mr. Cleveland’s health care practice also involves the review of facility compliance with government regulations and complex real estate transactions.

  • Education/Admissions

    Education

    • The John Marshall Law School (J.D., cum laude)
    • University of Puget Sound (B.A. in English)

    Admissions

    • Illinois (1998)
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • Memberships/Affiliations
    • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
    • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC)
    • Chicago Bar
    • Illinois State Bar
    • American Bar Association
  • Publications/Events

    Publications

    • “Disclosure of Witness Statements in Workplace Investigations: The National Labor Relation’s Board New Test and Resulting Challenges for the Parties,” Spring 2014, ABA Journal of Labor and Employment Law.
    • “Title VII and Negative Job References: Employees Find Safe Harbor in Robinson v. Shell Oil Company,” The John Marshall Law Review.

    Events

    • Presenter, “Confidentiality and Disclosure of Witness Statements,” Mid-Winter Meeting of the American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Development of the Law Under the NLRA.
    • Webinar Moderator, “Workplace Investigations: an Update and Best Practices,” American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment.
    • Mr. Cleveland presented to a group of 100+ physicians from Puerto Rico on anti-trust issues in Health Care.
    • Mr. Cleveland presented to a group of 30 labor attorneys regarding electronic discovery issues.
Matthew J. Cleveland