Matthew A.  Boyd

Matt Boyd Named Chair of Hawkins Parnell's Labor & Employment Group

January 26, 2023 – Press Release

January 26, 2023 (Atlanta, GA) – Hawkins Parnell & Young has promoted Matthew Boyd as chair of the firm's Labor & Employment practice group.

"Matt has been an invaluable member of our national labor and employment group for many years," said co-managing partner Ronald G. Polly, Jr., who has served as chair of the practice group for over 20 years. "Having worked closely with Matt for over a decade, I can attest to his dedication and commitment to our clients. He is an exceptional lawyer and a true asset to Hawkins Parnell. I know he will continue leading the group to new heights."

"I am honored to be named chair of Hawkins Parnell's labor and employment practice group," said Boyd. "I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue providing our clients exceptional services in this ever-changing field."

Boyd has been a partner at Hawkins Parnell for more than 13 years and has a national labor and employment practice that includes litigation and counseling. He also handles commercial litigation, advises on corporate matters, and serves as outside general counsel to companies.

Polly added, "Matt is a true leader in the field with a deep understanding of the legal landscape and how to navigate clients through challenging issues. He is a skilled litigator, an excellent counselor, and a trusted advisor to our many clients across the country."

Boyd is well-versed in all areas of labor and employment law. He has defended and advised many Fortune 500 companies and large corporations across a wide range of industries. He has a proven track record in representing clients in high-stakes class actions, collective actions, multi-plaintiff litigation, and arbitrations. He is also known for his ability to provide cost-effective legal services to clients by working closely with senior executives, in-house counsel, litigation directors, and human resources departments.

Boyd received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1996 and graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Furman University. Before joining Hawkins Parnell, he was at King & Spalding for 10 years.

About Hawkins Parnell & Young

Hawkins Parnell & Young is a national defense litigation firm that has represented many of the largest and most well-known companies in high-risk litigation and business disputes. The 250-strong litigation team works with clients to develop winning defense strategies and, if necessary, try cases to verdict in all 50 states.