Matthew W. Sloane is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Boston office and is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group and the Education team. Mr. Sloane represents public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including all facets of litigation. In this capacity, he provides counsel to employers on a wide variety of employment matters such as personnel and disciplinary actions, employer workplace policies and compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.

Mr. Sloane understands that legal compliance is one of many competing business considerations when advising clients on employment law matters. Mr. Sloane provides comprehensive advice while also taking into account the priorities, concerns and underlying circumstances unique to each client.

Mr. Sloane dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to advising private educational institutions on a broad range of matters, including Title IX sex discrimination and sexual assault, faculty disputes, separation agreements, Clery Act and campus security, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other student privacy issues, and student conduct, policies and handbooks. Mr. Sloane has handled Title IX investigations and conducted those investigations in accordance with the institution's Title IX policies and procedures. Mr. Sloane's experience as a Title IX investigator includes interviewing witnesses, reviewing relevant documentation and preparing final Title IX investigation reports.

As part of his Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance and safety counseling practice, Mr. Sloane has counseled employers through OSHA investigations and in legal proceedings involving workplace accidents and whistleblower actions.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Sloane served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. As an Air Force officer and lawyer, Mr. Sloane gained significant experience as a trial attorney. As a first chair litigator, Mr. Sloane brings to the firm years of trial experience encompassing all facets of litigation, including discovery, complex case investigation and preparation, and courtroom advocacy.

In the community, Mr. Sloane continues to serve as a captain in the Massachusetts Air National Guard during his spare time.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in New York
  • All State Courts in Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Boston Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • U.S. Air Force Officer Training, Top Oral Advocate, 2014
  • Sutherland Moot Court Competition, Boston University