Cozen O’Connor: Clyde, Matthew

Matthew D. Clyde

Associate

Pittsburgh

(412) 620-6517

(412) 275-2390

Matthew Clyde has broad experience with employee benefit matters in corporate acquisitions, dispositions, and mergers; employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs); ERISA fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions; tax, Affordable Care Act and ERISA concerns for employee health and welfare benefit plans; and executive compensation matters.
 
In addition, Matt assists in strategic planning and advice in employee benefits litigation, including managing claims disputes governed by the ERISA claims and appeals process. He assists employers dealing with audits and inquiries from various federal and state governmental agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
 
Matt is experienced in multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability issues and regularly counsels employers facing or undergoing withdrawal from multiemployer pension plans. Matt has guided employers successfully through pension plan withdrawal liability litigation that threatened the viability of the company.

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Advises Eurofins Scientific in $175 Million Acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services

October 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services LLC (TestAmerica) from JSTI Group. The transaction is valued at $175 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the fulfillment of regulatory and customary closing conditions.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor Guides Eurofins Scientific in $670 Million Acquisition of Covance Food Solutions

May 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of Covance Food Solutions from Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp).

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Six More Attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 17, 2017

Cozen O’Connor has announced the following attorneys have joined the firm: employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee.

Publications

DOL Fiduciary Rule Taking Effect June 9 Is Low-Calorie, But Still Hard for Some to Swallow [Employee Benefits Alert]

June 01, 2017

Jay A. Dorsch and Matthew D. Clyde discuss the DOL's Fiduciary Rule that state individuals or companies who are considered fiduciaries under the new rule must meet “impartial conduct standards” to qualify for the related prohibited transaction exemptions.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Hot Issues in Labor and Employment Law

April 17, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2012
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania, B.S., magna cum laude, 2005
  • Pennsylvania