Matthew Honig is an Associate in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings’ San Diego office. His practice focuses on litigation and counseling on a wide range of labor and employment issues including wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage and hour claims.

Mr. Honig regularly works with Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies across industries such as finance, telecommunications, entertainment, sports media, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and manufacturing.

His litigation experience ranges from leading a multi-firm team of associates in complex harassment and discrimination matters to second-chairing trials. Mr. Honig also regularly counsels clients on complex employment and compliance issues to minimize legal exposure and provides training to managers and employees on various issues.

Mr. Honig takes time to give back to the community by serving as a member of the office’s Pro Bono Committee and assisting non-profits with their employment law concerns.


Mr. Honig received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where he was selected for the Hale Moot Court Honors program and later served on the program’s executive board. While in law school, Mr. Honig worked in the employment law department of a major international entertainment and media company.

Mr. Honig earned his bachelor’s degrees, cum laude, in History and European Studies from UC Irvine, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society. Mr. Honig was selected by department faculty as the top graduate in the European Studies major for his graduating class.

Engagement & Publications

  • California Expands Employee Protections: A Dozen New Employment Laws Impacting Employers – October 10th, 2022 (https://www.paulhastings.com/insights/client-alerts/california-expands-employee-protections-a-dozen-new-employment-laws)
  • The Year to Come: A Few New Laws California Employers Should Be Aware of in 2023. Bender’s California Labor & Employment Bulletin. Authors: Raymond W. Bertrand, Brit K. Seifert, and Matthew L. Honig. (December 2022)
  • USERRA Military Leave: Unpaid, Except When it Must Be Paid. Bender’s California Labor &  Employment Bulletin. Authors: Brit K. Seifert, Matthew L. Honig, and Geneva Cazares. (July 2023)
  • A WARN Act Warning: California Employers Should Not Rely on Their Knowledge of Federal WARN. Bender’s California Labor &  Employment Bulletin. Authors: Brit K. Seifert and Matthew L. Honig. (October 2023)

Practice Areas

Employment Law




California Bar


USC Gould School of Law, J.D. 2020

University of California, Irvine, B.A. 2017

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