Matthew DeOreo



Civil Litigation
Employment Litigation
Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury
Criminal Defense
White Collar Criminal Defense

Matthew DeOreo is a highly experienced civil litigator, who has more than two decades of experience protecting the interests of victims of workplace harassment, employment discrimination, and sexual assault and harassment, as well as those who have been accidently injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Mr. DeOreo also handles a broad range of commercial litigation concerns for clients. He frequently represents clients in numerous types of civil matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before alternative dispute resolution bodies such as AAA, JAMS and NAM.

Over his career, Mr. DeOreo has helped clients recover many multimillion settlements.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a key member of a litigation team which secured a $25.3 million judgment in a jury trial concerning breaches of personal guaranties. He was also a key member of a conservatorship trial, a trial and mediation for two cases concerning defective construction, a complex breach of trust trial, two ERISA trials and two labor arbitrations, all of which were successful.

Mr. DeOreo is admitted to the New York and Connecticut state bars. He received his J.D. from Ohio State University College of Law in 1998 and Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in 1995. He was also a member of the Litigation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 2008 through 2016.

Recognized as one of New York City’s top civil litigation attorneys, Mr. DeOreo was selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, an honor given to attorneys who exhibit excellence in practice.


  • Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Columbus, Ohio
    • Juris Doctorate – 1998
  • Colgate University
    • Bachelor of Arts – 1995

Bar Admission

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Reported & Notable Cases

  • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2019 WL 4464242 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2019)
  • LB on behalf of PB v. Hines, No. 15-CV-5238 (NSR), 2019 WL 3066427 (S.D.N.Y. July 12, 2019)
  • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2018 WL 6340600 (S.D.N.Y. July 23, 2018)
  • LB on behalf of PB v. Hines, No. 15-CV-5238 (NSR), 2018 WL 1773138 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018)
  • Centauro Liquid Opportunities Master Fund, L.P. v. Bazzoni, No. 15 CV 9003-LTS-SN, 2016 WL 5719793 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 30, 2016)
  • Jeter v. RevolutionWear, Inc., No. CV 11706-VCG, 2016 WL 3947951 (Del. Ch. July 19, 2016)
  • Baiul v. Disson, 607 F. App’x 18 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Baiul v. NBCUniversal Media, LLC, No. 13 CIV. 2205 KBF, 2014 WL 1651943 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 24, 2014),
  • M’Baye v. World Boxing Ass’n, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23173 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 21, 2007)
  • Matter of Comptroller of City of N.Y. v. Mayor of City of N.Y., 7 N.Y.3d 256 (2006)
  • DiBella v. Hopkins, 403 F.3d 102 (2d Cir. N.Y. 2005)
  • DiBella v. Hopkins, 407 F. Supp. 2d 537 (S.D.N.Y. 2005)
  • Straight-Out Promotions, LLC v. Warren, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7276 (W.D. Ky. Apr. 26, 2005)
  • Panix Productions Ltd. v. Lewis, 106 Fed. Appx., 757 (2d Cir. 2004)
  • Wisell v. Indo-Med Commodities, Inc., 303 A.D. 2d 749 (2d Dept. 2003)
  • Davis v. Kellenberg Memorial High School, 284 A.D. 2d 293 (2d Dept. 2001)
  • Cruz v. Coach Storrs Inc., 202 F.3d 560 (2d Cir. 2000)