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Desk Debates: Navigating Politics in the Workplace (May 20)

Desk Debates: Navigating Politics in the Workplace (May 20)

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With the United States presidential election just months away, what do employers need to know about political speech and activities in the workplace? Please join Goulston & Storrs employment attorneys Carla Reeves and Matthew Horvitz for a presentation exploring employee speech, protected activity, anti-discrimination laws and other employment considerations for the upcoming election.   

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05/20/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/20/2024  |  60 minutes
05/20/2024 at 3:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/20/2024  |  60 minutes The join link will be active 5 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Carla A. Reeves


Goulston & Storrs PC

Carla Reeves is an employment lawyer and litigator who advises employers of all sizes and varieties on legal matters arising out of the employment relationship. Her practice covers everything from day-to-day advice to the defense of clients should disputes arise.

Carla advises clients on matters including recruitment and hiring, employment agreements, workplace policies, performance management, workplace accommodations, separations, and strategies for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. She also conducts trainings on strategies for interrupting bias, and prevention of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace.

In her litigation practice, Carla represents clients before state and federal courts, and administrative agencies in employment and other business disputes. She also has extensive experience representing clients in arbitration, agency conciliation, and mediation proceedings.

As a trained investigator, Carla conducts internal and independent investigations of reports of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and other workplace misconduct. She also advises clients as they navigate investigations of highly sensitive workplace issues. 

Carla also advises clients in connection with government investigations, inquiries, and enforcement actions. Her experience includes matters involving the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice, and State Attorney General offices.

Matthew P. Horvitz


Goulston & Storrs PC

Matt Horvitz is a pragmatic, versatile trial lawyer and counselor focused on workplace dynamics, complex employment disputes, and commercial litigation.

Matt represents employers and executives in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies for the full range of employment disputes, including requests for injunctive relief and defending against class and collective actions. Matt also helps employers with internal policies, procedures, and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Matt works with his clients to establish creative and aggressive strategies that prevent and resolve disputes arising from:

  • Employee hiring, discipline, termination, and severance;
  • Harassment and hostile work environment allegations;
  • Workplace policies and procedures;
  • Defamation and privacy claims;
  • Executive employment agreements;
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information;
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements;
  • State and federal wage-and-hour laws and regulations; and
  • Architectural and communication barriers under the Americans with Disabilities Act

Matt also investigates and litigates internet reputation attacks, cyberbullying, and cyberimpersonation claims. He has successfully represented and counselled clients facing challenging online defamation issues and other types of cyberattacks, which often requires the identification of anonymous threats and removal efforts.

Matt’s perspective is informed by his broad experience as a business litigator serving clients in the real estate, life sciences, technology, consumer, retail, and hospitality industries. He has represented businesses, emerging companies, developers, investors, property owners, landlords, tenants, and shareholders in a variety of difficult contract, shareholder, intellectual property, real estate, negligence, and construction disputes.