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Gail Golman Holtzman


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Gail Golman Holtzman is a Principal in the Tampa, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Holtzman has been practicing law for more than 30 years and has substantial experience defending a broad range of federal and state labor and employment claims, complaints and charges, including those alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation/whistleblower, wage/hour, breach of employment contract claims and claims involving restrictive covenants and business torts.

Ms. Holtzman focuses on problem solving and partners with clients to minimize risks through counseling, training, and preparation of policies and agreements. In addition, Ms. Holtzman is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and serves as a mediator. Also, she has been selected by her peers, as well as her clients, to conduct workplace investigations.

Ms. Holtzman is the Immediate Past Chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Section.  In addition, Ms. Holtzman has been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2006 Business Woman of the Year Award Finalist
Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Academy of Florida Management Attorneys, Vice President
  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Immediate Past Chair
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Athena Society, Secretary, Mentoring Committee Co-Chair
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Court-Appointed Arbitrator
  • Hillsborough Association of Women Lawyers
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Pinellas and Pasco Counties, Contract County Court Mediator
  • Supreme Court of Florida, Certified Circuit Civil Mediator



Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Berkeley Preparatory School, Past Board Member/Officer
  • Foundation of St. Joseph’s Hospitals Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Tampa Preparatory School, Past Board Member

Published Works

  • Employment Arbitration: Law and Practice (Thomson West, 2008) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Future of Labor and Employment Law,” Conference Board Council Meeting (New York, 2017)
  • “Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace,” Essentials of Employment Law, Sterling Education Services (Tampa, FL, January 2016) (presenter)
  • “Criminal Record Discrimination and Ban the Box Initiatives,” 2016 National CLE Conference, Colorado Bar Association (Vail, CO, January 2016) (speaker)
  • “Essentials of Employment Law,” Sterling Education Services (Tampa, FL, January 2016) (presenter)
  • “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! The Everyday Advice Gleaned from Extreme Employment Law Cases,” ABA Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting (Naples, FL, 2015) (presenter)
  • “Understanding and Preparing for Workplace Violence,” CareerSource Pinellas Business Seminar Series (Clearwater, FL, 2015) (presenter)
  • “It’s Sizzling—Hottest Topics in Labor and Employment Law and Best Practices for Employers,” Vistage (Tampa, FL, 2015) (presenter)
  • “Third Party Harassment: Creative Claims & Proactive Defenses,” 2015 National CLE Conference, Colorado Bar Association CLE (Vail, CO, 2015) (presenter)
  • “Labor and Employment Law and Best Practices for Employers,” CareerSource Pinellas Business Seminar Series, (Clearwater, FL, 2015) (presenter)
  • “Legalizing Marijuana and its Impact on Employers,” RNG Tampa Bay Board Meeting (Tampa, FL, 2014) (presenter)
  • “Understanding and Preparing for Workplace Violence,” Wells Fargo Insurance (Tampa, FL, 2014) (presenter)
  • “Women in the Law: From Law School Majority to Practicing Minority,” George Washington University National Law Center (Washington, D.C., 2014) (moderator)
  • “Updates and Developments in Labor and Employment Law: Best Practices for Employers,” Association of Legal Administrators (Tampa, FL, 2014) (presenter)
  • “It’s Sizzling: Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law and Practical Solutions for Employers,” Hillsborough County Dental Association (Tampa, FL, 2014) (presenter)
  • “Caregiver Responsibility Discrimination: Are You One Sick Kid Away From Losing Your Job,” ABA 7th Annual CLE Conference (New Orleans, LA, 2013) (presenter)
  • “For Whom the Employee’s Whistle Blows: Emerging Issues and Strategies in Responding to Whistleblower and Retaliation Cases,” Employment Law Forum (Charlottesville, VA, 2013) (moderator)
  • “Diversifying Leadership Positions Within the Section of Labor and Employment Law,” ABA Webinar (2013) (moderator)
  • “Mediating Employment Law Cases: Lessons to be Learned from Collective Bargaining Mediation,” ABA Webinar (2013) (moderator)
  • “Strategies for Successful Mediation and Pre-Dispute Resolution,” ABA Employment Litigation Skills Training (2013) (presenter)

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

January 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis Publishes Q4 Diversity Committee Newsletter

January 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity Committee Newsletter for the fourth quarter of 2016. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events the firm has... Read More

September 12, 2016
Tampa Bay Business Journal

Gail Golman Holtzman's ABA Appointment Spotlighted

September 12, 2016

Gail Golman Holtzman's recent appointment to Chair of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Committee was featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal's People on the Move section Subscription may be required to view article.  Read More

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