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Matthew Frederick

Lecturer of Communication

Matthew Frederick is a Human Resources professional with over thirty years’ experience, predominantly in the legal sector.

Professor Frederick joined the national litigation law firm Segal McCambridge Singer and Mahoney, Ltd. in 2003. He is currently the East Coast Office/HR Manager for the firm, overseeing offices in New York City, Philadelphia, Jersey City and Fort Lauderdale. He handles recruiting, employee relations, facilities management, policy implementation and enforcement, training and performance management. Prior employment includes posts in Legal/HR departments at several NYC law firms, Pfizer Inc. and Lotus Software Corp.

Professor Frederick has a particular focus on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives in the legal industry and has sat on D&I committees for the Association of Legal Administrators-NYC Chapter (ALANYC) since 2014, where he has served as the Vice President and Diversity & Inclusion Chair. A contributor to Prism, the annual D&I publication of the ALANYC since its inception, he was named Editor in 2019. 

In addition to his career in the business world, Professor Frederick works as a performer, director and dramaturg for live theater, film and voiceover productions. He began formal acting training at age 14 and has appeared in hundreds of stage, film, television and voiceover projects in NYC, Boston and further afield. He has traveled to the Cannes Film Festival to present as a lead actor in a feature film screening and subsequently on the film circuit in the US and Europe. 

As Lecturer of Communication who teaches Delivering the Strategic Message, Professor Frederick synthesizes and draws from his experience in both the business world and the performing arts.

Education

  • M.A., Performance Studies, New York University (full scholarship)
  • B.F.A., Acting, Boston University (magna cum laude)