Michelle E. Phillips: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michelle E. Phillips

Shareholder
White Plains,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone914-872-6899

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Practice Areas

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Workplace Training
  • Automotive
  • Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Gaming and Hospitality
  • Professional Services
 
University Clark University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985
 
Law SchoolNew York University, J.D., 1988
 
Admitted1992, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 1990, New York; 2015, New York - N.D. N.Y.; 1990, New York - S.D. N.Y.; 2003, New York - W.D. N.Y.; 1990, New York - E.D. N.Y.
 
Born1963
 
Biography

Michelle E. Phillips is a Shareholder in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She handles various types of employment litigation, with an emphasis on sexual harassment matters.

Ms. Phillips also counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment matters concerning federal and state employment laws. She frequently conducts and advises clients on internal investigations and leads employment discrimination and sexual harassment seminars and in-house diversity training programs for clients.

Ms. Phillips regularly presents as a lead panelist on employment law issues, such as at Yale Law School, New York Law School, HRNY, SHRM (Conn. & NY), Out & Equal Workplace Advocates & NGLCCs National Conferences. She has been quoted in Business Week, Lawyers Weekly, U.S.A. and The Washington Post regarding sexual harassment and prevention issues. She is a member of the firms Diversity Committee and regularly counsels clients on diversity strategic plans, diversity training and employee resource groups.

As a former member of the Women in the Courts Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Ms. Phillips organized a sexual harassment seminar, Sexual Harassment: In Whose Eyes? that was endorsed by over ten bar associations' committees and was widely attended by both public and private sector clients. As a former member of the Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, she assisted with a seminar sponsored by the New York City Bar Association concerning Sexual Harassment In The Military.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•International Community Service Day Foundation, Executive Committee Board President (1996-1999); Executive Committee Board Member (1994-1996) Published Works

Published Works

• Sexual Harassment and Sexual Favortism in the Gay Nineties, NYU Conference on Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, 1999. [Co-Author]
• EEOC Guidance on Sexual Harassment for Supervisors, Sexual Harassment Litigation Reporter (August 1999) [Author]
• Confidential Allegations: Employers Must Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims, New York Law Journal (September 8, 1997) [Author]
• Psychiatric Experts in Sexual Harassment Cases: A Critical Component of Defendant's Arsenal, New Jersey Law Journal (October 1996) [Author]

Publications

June 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Bans on Same-Sex Marriages, Requires Recognition of Valid Same-Sex Marriages

June 26, 2015

Effectively legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue a license for a marriage between two people of the same-sex and that state prohibitions against same-sex marriages violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples.Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (...

March 13, 2015

Utah Governor Signs Landmark LGBT and Religious Expression Anti-Discrimination Bill

March 13, 2015

Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) has signed into law a bi-partisan bill protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination. While other states and local governments are considering similar initiatives, the Utah law is the first enacted legislation that seeks to balance LGBT rights with religious expression...

December 12, 2014

DOL Releases Regulations Extending Protections to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees, Applicants

December 12, 2014

Final regulations implementing the July 21, 2014, Presidential Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and applicants were published in the Federal Register (“the Rule” or regulations). The Rule will become...

Blog Posts

Collegiate & Professional Sports Law
Defeating Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination on the Field
May 10, 2013

While Jason Collins, the first male professional athlete currently playing on a U.S.

By Michelle E. Phillips

In the News

July 21, 2015 Denver Business Journal

Michelle Phillips, Donna Vetrano Pryor and Nicholas Murray Author What Employers Need to Know About OSHA's New Policy on Transgender Workers

July 21, 2015

Michelle Phillips, Donna Vetrano Pryor and Nicholas Murray authored Strategies: What employers need to know about OSHA's new policy on transgender workers, published in the Denver Business Journal.Subscription may be required to view article

June 26, 2015 Law 360

Michelle Phillips Comments on Obergefell v. Hodges Decision

June 26, 2015

Michelle Phillips discusses the implications of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision in Law 360's Attorneys Rally Around High Court's Gay Marriage Decision. Subscription may be required to view article.

February 17, 2015 Human Resource Executive Online

Michelle Phillips Comments on Support for LGBT Workers

February 17, 2015

Human Resource Executive Online quotes Michelle Phillips in Out, Proud and Supported. View Article (subscription may be required)

 
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U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Bans on Same-Sex Marriages, Requires Recognition of Valid Same-Sex Marriages
Nicholas A. Murray,Tasos C. Paindiris,Michelle E. Phillips,Stephanie O. Zorn, July 1, 2015
Effectively legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue a license for a marriage between two people of the same-sex and that state prohibitions against same-sex marriages violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex...

Utah Governor Signs Landmark LGBT and Religious Expression Anti-Discrimination Bill
Conrad Shawn Kee,Michelle E. Phillips, March 31, 2015
Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) has signed into law a bi-partisan bill protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination. While other states and local governments are considering similar initiatives, the Utah law is the first enacted legislation that seeks to...

DOL Releases Regulations Extending Protections to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees, Applicants
Eric J. Felsberg,Michelle E. Phillips, February 26, 2015
Final regulations implementing the July 21, 2014, Presidential Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and applicants were published in the Federal Register (“the Rule” or...
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Michelle E. Phillips

44 South Broadway, 14th Floor
White PlainsNY 10601




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