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Patrick L. Egan

Principal
Boston

P 617-367-0025
F 617-367-2155
EganP@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Patrick L. Egan is a Principal 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.

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
  • Nativity Preparatory School, Boston, pro bono legal counsel
  • 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]

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September 6, 2017

union kNOw – September 2017

September 6, 2017

Keep Your Eyes Open, Even If You Don’t Think You Need To Workers at Nissan’s factory in Canton, Mississippi, have strongly rejected representation by the United Auto Workers — 63% to 37% — despite a multi-year organizing campaign. Nissan spent enormous resources in a counter-campaign that included a local advertising blitz consisting... Read More

April 28, 2017

union kNOw – April 2017

April 28, 2017

Second ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Protests and Strikes to Take Place on May 1 Building off of what organizers see a successful February 16 ‘Day Without Immigrants,’ a second series of protests and strikes has been scheduled for May 1. For more information on similar recent activities and strategies on how to respond lawfully to the... Read More

February 2, 2017

NLRB General Counsel Concludes Division I Scholarship Football Players are Employees under Labor Law

February 2, 2017

Scholarship football players in Division I FBS private sector colleges and universities are employees under the National Labor Relations Act, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin has concluded. Accordingly, he explained, the players have all of the rights and protections available to employees under the Act... Read More

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NLRB Finds Sports Team’s Electronic-Content Workers Employees Eligible To Unionize
September 1, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board has found the individuals who produce electronic content for viewing during professional basketball games are employees, rather than independent contractors. Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball, LP, 365 NLRB No. 124 (2017). Read More

NLRB Finds Sports Team’s Electronic-Content Workers As Employees Eligible To Unionize
August 24, 2017

The National Labor Relations Board has found the individuals who produce electronic content for viewing during professional basketball games are employees, rather than independent contractors. Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball, LP, 365 NLRB No. 124 (2017). Read More

House Bill Spotlights Paid Union Activities By Federal Employees
March 14, 2017

A House bill would require federal agencies to report annually on the amount of “official time” (i.e., taxpayer-paid time) that federal employees spend on union activities rather than working at their regular job duties. H.R. 1293 (the “Official Time Reform Act of 2017”) was introduced by Rep. Read More