Patrick L. Egan is a Shareholder in the Boston office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Egan graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1981. During law school, he clerked at a management-side labor law firm in Boston. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 1978. 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.
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 been named one of the Top 100 Labor Lawyers in the United States by the Labor Relations Institute each year since 2006, when the award was first given. Mr. Egan was named a “Leading Individual” in the area of Labor and Employment Law in the Chambers USA 2010 edition. One client wrote that he is “a lawyer with a no-nonsense approach who comes up with innovating solutions to difficult issues.”
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.
Mr. Egan speaks frequently before various employer and human resources groups on a variety of labor relations topics.
Mr. Egan has been a Town Meeting member, a member of the Capital Improvement Committee and the Elementary School Curriculum Committee, as well as a 16-year, three-season girls' soccer coach, in the town in which he lives.
Can Damage Suits Be Brought Against Strikers and Their Unions?
Journal of Law and Education 16.2 (April 1987) [Author]