CDT's Matt Scherer

Matt Scherer

Senior Policy Counsel for Workers' Rights and Technology

Matt Scherer joined CDT in 2021 as Senior Policy Counsel for Workers’ Rights and Technology. He studies how emerging technologies affect workers in the workplace and labor market. He works with the Privacy & Data Project to advocate for both governments and private organizations to adopt policies that protect workers’ digital rights and ensure that new technologies enhance social justice and equality.

Matt came to CDT from Littler Mendelson, a global labor and employment law firm, where he advised employers and tech companies on algorithmic bias, HR tools’ compliance with antidiscrimination laws, and related privacy and ethical issues. He also worked as an analytics project manager, conducting and overseeing complex data science projects. Before joining Littler, Matt practiced traditional employment law at Buchanan Angeli Altschul and Sullivan. Before entering private practice, he completed judicial clerkships with Judge Gregory M. Sleet at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, Judge Deborah Cook at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and Justice Charles Wiggins at the Washington Supreme Court. He also served for two years as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Pontiac, Michigan.

Matt is also a noted writer and commentator on the legal and policy issues surrounding artificial intelligence. His articles include Regulating Artificial Intelligence Systems and Applying Old Rules to New Tools: Employment Discrimination Law in the Age of Algorithms.

Matt received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as editor-in-chief of The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and holds an M.S. in Educational Policy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.