August 5, 2020

Volume X, Number 218

Gillian G. W. Egan

Gillian G. W. Egan is Of Counsel in the New Orleans, Louisiana, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  A former Human Resources Manager for a manufacturing facility, Ms. Egan now focuses her practice on employment law litigation and advice, with a particular focus in wage and hour litigation, discrimination litigation and advice, client training, and Occupational Safety and Health.

Ms. Egan was a client before she was a lawyer, and therefore she has a unique understanding of a client’s perspective.  In the mid-2000s, Ms. Egan was the sole Human Resources professional in a manufacturing start-up, and had to create, implement and refine all of the site’s personnel policies and procedures, compensation and benefits packages, safety inspections and certification programs, training plans, payroll procedures, job descriptions, employee relations procedures, and anything and everything else related to the site’s Human Resources and Environmental Safety and Health.  This experience ignited Ms. Egan’s interest in employment law, and eventually propelled her into a full scholarship to law school, where she was managing editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, served on the moot court board, won first place in an appellate moot court competition, and externed for The Honorable Sarah S. Vance, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Ms. Egan graduated magna cum laude and was granted the honor of Order of the Coif, and walked across the graduation stage holding her two oldest sons, the second one born during her law school years.

In her years of practice since graduating, Ms. Egan has first-chaired administrative evidentiary hearings, second-chaired trials, argued motions in open court, handled mediations, defended OSHA inspections, conducted client training, drafted employee handbooks, and conducted all manner of employment litigation and advice.  She has also spent countless pro bono hours assisting unaccompanied minor immigrant children with achieving legal resident status in the United States, among other pro bono initiatives. 

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