Matthew J. Fedor is a partner in the firm’s litigation department and a member of the Commercial Litigation and Communications Litigation practice groups. He concentrates his practice on business disputes, class action and consumer litigation, and counseling clients on business practices, litigation avoidance strategies, compliance with consumer protection laws, arbitration agreements, and franchise issues. Matt also is the regional partner in charge of associate hiring and recruiting for Drinker Biddle’s Florham Park office.
Business disputes. Matt represents clients in commercial litigation and arbitration involving contract disputes, business divorce, franchise issues, fraud, tortious interference, unfair competition, antitrust, trade libel, trademark infringement, commercial real estate and leasing, and insurance coverage. He regularly defends a leading wireless communication service provider in connection with disputes with its current and former retail distribution agents.
Class actions and consumer disputes. Matt defends companies in consumer disputes and class actions involving sales and marketing practices, product defects, and consumer protection laws. A sampling of Matt’s class action and consumer dispute experience includes:
Defending a leading wireless communication service provider in over 1,000 individual consumer arbitrations alleging that the provider’s data network systematically overstated and overbilled customer data usage.
Defending a leading wireless communication service provider in a class action challenging the enforceability and legality of early termination fees.
Defending a national sportswear and footwear retailer in a class action alleging failure to comply with the New Jersey Gift Card Act and the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act in connection with the sale of gift cards.
Defending a leading wireless communication service provider in a class action alleging fraudulent concealment of alleged defects in mobile phones.
Defending a leading voice-over-internet-protocol provider in several class actions challenging its sales and marketing practices and service quality.
Defending a commercial finance company in a class action challenging the enforceability and legality of a late fee clause in an equipment lease agreement.
Counseling. Matt counsels clients regarding business practices, litigation avoidance strategies, compliance with consumer protection laws, arbitration agreements, and franchise issues. And he drafts, negotiates, and advises clients in connection with distribution agreements, NDAs, and other commercial contracts.
In General. Matt received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002, and his B.S., cum laude, from Rutgers University in 1997. Prior to attending law school, Matt worked for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. During law school, Matt served as an editor for the Seton Hall Law Review and received the award for Best Student Article.
Matt joined the firm following clerkships with New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero and U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden. During law school, Matt interned for then-U.S. District Judge Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., who now is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Matt was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He is a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Seton Hall Chapter of the Order of the Coif.