Roger P. Gilson is a Shareholder in the White Plains, New York and Stamford, Connecticut offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. He received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Syracuse University in 1974 and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in 1976. In 1978, Mr. Gilson received his Doctor of Law, cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as the Comments Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. Mr. Gilson is a member of the Connecticut and New York Bars and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Districts of Connecticut, Eastern New York and Southern New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association's Committee on Law and Practice under the National Labor Relations Act. Mr. Gilson practices in all areas of labor and employment law with particular emphasis on traditional labor law for health care employers.
He has extensive experience representing employers in labor cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), State Labor Boards and federal and state courts. He has been involved in negotiating more than 100 collective bargaining agreements across the United States and has significant experience handling and preempting strikes, picketing and corporate campaigns. In 2001, as counsel to the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Facilities and the CAHCF Strike Task Force, he advised the industry in defeating the first and only state-wide nursing home strike. He is also National Labor Counsel to Universal Health Services, Inc., Strategic Labor Counsel to University Hospitals in Cleveland, and counsel to the Assisted Living Federation of America. In 2006, the Labor Relations Institute, Inc. named Mr. Gilson as one of the “Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in America” and Connecticut Magazine named him on its list of Connecticut Super Lawyers for 2006. For 2013, he was listed in Best Lawyers of America for Labor Law - Management.
Mr. Gilson is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, including the Business Council of New York, the Voluntary Hospitals of America (Human Resources Affinity Group), the American Health Care Association Executive Directors Committee, the New York State Health Facilities Association, and the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities. He also has been on the faculty for Executive Enterprises' seminars, Corrective Bargaining and Strategies for Combating Strikes, Corporate Campaigns and other Union Pressure Tactics.
He co-authored Strike Preparation Manual: Health Care Employer's Guide to Winning Strikes and Maintaining Patient Care Service (Healthcare Publishers, Inc.) and co-authored articles in HR Pulse on Union Corporate Campaigns-Forcing Hospital Neutrality in the Face of Union Organizing and Employer Neutrality Agreements in Union Organizing Campaigns-Union Versus Employee Rights for the American Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administrators of the American Hospital Association. He also co-authored an article in Assisted Living Executive on Senior Living in the Crosshairs. He is the editor of Jackson Lewis quarterly bulletin entitled The Health Care Employer.
Strike Preparation Manual: Healthcare Employer's Guide to Winning Strikes and Maintaining Patient Care Services, NY: Healthcare Publishers, Inc, 1984. [Co-Author]
Senior Living in the Crosshairs, Assisted Living Executive 14.2 (March 2007) [Co-Author] Employer Neutrality Agreements in Union Organizing Campaigns - Union Versus Employee Rights, HR Pulse (Fall 2005) [Co-Author] Union Corporate Campaigns - Forcing Hospital Neutrality in the Face of Union Organizing, HR Pulse (Summer 2005) [Co-Author] The Health Care Employer [Editor]
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Listed in Best Lawyers of America for Labor Law - Management, 2013
•Named one of the Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in America, The Labor Relations Institute, Inc., 2006
•Named on list of Connecticut Super Lawyers for 2006, Connecticut Magazine, 2006
•Labor Counsel to the Assisted Living Federation of America
•Labor Counsel to the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities, Inc.
•Comments Editor, Syracuse Law Review, 1977-1978
•Designated Labor Counsel to the Stamford Symphony (Also at Stamford, Connecticut Office)