Matthew B. Leppert
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Matt Leppert focuses on Employee Benefits. Matt came to Schuchat, Cook & Werner in May 2003 after receiving his law degree and Certificate in Health Law Studies from St. Louis University School of Law where he served as Senior Articles Editor for the Journal of Health Law and President of the Public Interest Law Group. Matt also worked for the St. Louis University Law Clinic where he participated in a successful lawsuit to restore vision benefits to Missouri's Medicaid recipients. Prior to Law School, Matt worked for a Department of Defense Managed Care Contractor in the Southeastern United States. Matt is active in the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL). He has served as Member-at-Large on the BAMSL Board of Governors (2010-2014) and as chair of the BAMSL Employee Benefits Section (2009). Matt has presented seminars on topics such as Taft-Hartley (multiemployer) plans, the Affordable Care Act, and lifetime participation in retirement plans. Matt is a member of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the AFL-CIO, Lawyers Coordinating Committee. Matt has been contributing author to the Third Edition of Employee Benefits Law, an ABA/BNA publication, and the annual supplements to Employee Benefits Law. Matt has also author sections on document retention for the Workplace Data Law and Litigation treatise, an ABA/BNA publication. Matt is admitted to the bar in Missouri and Illinois, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois.
Matt is the current President of the Board of Directors of Ready Readers, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring preschool age children from low-income communities to become readers by reading aloud to them, increasing their exposure to quality books, and providing literacy-related experiences. Matt has served on the Board since 2010 and has been a volunteer reader since 2009. Matt is also a past Co-Chair of the Motion for Kids Committee which sponsors an annual holiday party for St. Louis area children with one or more parents who have been affected by the justice system. In 2010, Matt received the President's Outstanding Service Award from BAMSL for his work with the Motion for Kids Committee.