Patrick L. Egan

Shareholder
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone(617) 367-0025

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Practice Areas

  • Collegiate and Professional Sports
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
 
University College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1978
 
Law SchoolSuffolk University Law School, J.D., 1981
 
Admitted1981, Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
 
Born1956
 
Biography

Patrick L. Egan is a Shareholder in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Egan works in traditional labor law.

He has assisted employers in all industries in all phases of union organizing campaigns. Mr. Egan has represented employers in card-signing efforts and representation and decertification campaigns. He has conducted union awareness and positive employee relations training for hundreds of companies and employer groups. He has also assisted dozens of employers to preempt, prepare for and defend against union corporate campaigning.

Mr. Egan has appeared for employers in representation, objections and challenged ballot hearings at the National Labor Relations Board. He has also represented employers in unfair labor practice charge investigations and trials. Mr. Egan has also represented employers before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other state and federal agencies. Mr. Egan has served as chief spokesman at hundreds of collective bargaining negotiations, including negotiations seeking a first contract and those aimed at reaching a successor contract. He speaks frequently before various employer and human resources groups on a variety of labor relations topics.

During law school, he clerked at a management-side labor law firm in Boston. Mr. Egan was a four-year starter and a senior captain of the varsity soccer team at Holy Cross.

After practicing management-side labor law at smaller firms in Springfield and Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Egan joined Jackson Lewis in 1990. He was elected a partner effective January 1, 1995.

Honors and Recognitions

Chambers USA “Leading Individual in Labor and Employment Law (2010)
•Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top 100 Labor Lawyers in the United States (2006 - present)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

In his local community, Mr. Egan participates in the following:
•Capital Improvement Committee member
•Elementary School Curriculum Committee member
•Town Meeting member
•16-year, three-season girls soccer coach

Published Works

• Can Damage Suits Be Brought Against Strikers and Their Unions? Journal of Law and Education 16.2 (April 1987) [Author]

Publications

May 1, 2014

Eligibility of University Football Players for Union Representation Expected to be Hotly Contested

May 1, 2014

Whether Northwestern University's grant-in-aid scholarship football players are eligible as employees for union representation under the National Labor Relations Act will be decided by the National Labor Relations Board. In granting the University's “Request for Review” of the Regional Director's March 26,...

Blog Posts

Labor & Collective Bargaining
Court Upholds Employer's Right to Prohibit “Inmate/Prisoner” Shirts at Work
July 31, 2015

An employer lawfully prohibited employees who interact with customers from wearing t-shirts printed with the words “Inmate” and “Prisoner” and containing black and white horizontal stripes, a federal appeals court has held, rejecting a 2-1 decision of the National Labor Relations Board. In Southern New England Telephone Company v.

By Patrick L. Egan

Labor & Collective Bargaining
Successor Employer Can Add Supervisor Duties to Jobs, NLRB General Counsel Found
April 21, 2015

The Division of Advice of the National Labor Relations Board's Office of the General Counsel has determined that a “Burns” successor employer was permitted to add supervisory functions to job duties of the predecessor employer's union-represented nurses because it timely informed the nurses and the union of its intention to do so.

By Patrick L. Egan

Labor & Collective Bargaining
NLRB's Renewed Focus On Immigration Issues Affects Complaint Cases
March 20, 2015

The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has instructed agency regional directors and other officials charged with investigating unfair labor practice charges to consider whether the immigration status of affected employees may affect the Board's ability to proceed in litigation and fashion effective remedies.

By Patrick L. Egan

 
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NLRB Declines to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Student-Athletes’ Attempt to Unionize - For Now
Howard M. Bloom,Gregg E. Clifton,Patrick L. Egan,Philip B. Rosen, August 18, 2015
Concluding that its assertion of jurisdiction “would not serve to promote stability in labor relations,” the National Labor Relations Board has declined to exercise authority over the College Athletes Players Association’s (CAPA’s) petition to represent scholarship football...

NLRB’s Renewed Focus On Immigration Issues Affects Complaint Cases
Patrick L. Egan,Roger S. Kaplan,Philip B. Rosen, March 31, 2015
The General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has instructed agency regional directors and other officials charged with investigating unfair labor practice charges to consider whether the immigration status of affected employees may affect the Board’s ability to proceed in...


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75 Park Plaza, 4th Floor
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