Gary L. Greenberg


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Gary L. Greenberg


Gary L. Greenberg is a principal in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has more than 35 years of experience counseling and representing employers in a wide variety of workplace legal issues.

Gary advises and represents employers in all facets of traditional labor law, including union contract negotiations, organizing campaigns, unfair labor practice charges, labor arbitrations, and the purchase, sale, and lawful restructuring and redeployment of unionized operations. He also drafts, litigates and advises clients about post-separation restrictive covenants, including non-compete, non-solicitation and confidential information provisions.

In addition, Gary defends employers in federal and state court and before administrative agencies in cases involving claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate and other alleged violations of employment laws and regulations. He also counsels managers and human resource professionals on reducing the risks and costs of employment claims.

Recent Litigation Experience

  • Jury verdict for publishing industry employer in age discrimination case, state court, Ohio
  • Defense verdict for food industry-related employer and new hire in non-compete/interference with contract lawsuit brought by employee’s former employer, state court, Ohio
  • Summary judgment for nursing home employer in race discrimination/workers compensation retaliation case, state court, Ohio
  • Summary judgment for employer on multi-employer pension fund's use of lower interest rate for withdrawal liability than for funding purposes

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management", "Labor Law - Management" and "Litigation - Labor and Employment" (2006-present)
  • Chambers USA, “Labor & Employment” (2018-2022)
  • Legal 500 USA, "Recommended Attorney" (2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence"
  • Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyer" (2008-2013, 2015-2021)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Management Lawyers Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Board of Governors Executive Committee
  • Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, President (May 2018-May 2020), Member, Board of Trustees Executive Committee
  • Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, Board Member, 2016-2018

Published Works

  • Ohio Employment Law Letter (M. Lee Smith Publishers, 1990-2005) [Editor]


  • “Investigating Claims of Harassment, Discrimination and Other Unlawful Activity,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (Cincinnati, OH, September 2016 (panelist)
  • “Non-Compete and Severance Agreements,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (Cincinnati, OH, August 2015) (presenter)
  • “Religious Freedom: Restored?” Univ. of Cincinnati History Class (Cincinnati, OH, March 2015) (guest lecturer)
  • “Employee Evaluations/Performance Management,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (Cincinnati, OH, January 2014) (presenter)
  • “Is Adverse Impact Doctrine Constitutional?” Ohio Management Lawyers Association (Columbus, OH, November 2013) (presenter)
  • "History of 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause,” Univ. of Cincinnati History Class (Cincinnati, OH, December 2012) (guest lecturer)
  • "Group Preferences in Contracting, Employment and Admissions to Educational Institutions,” Ohio Management Lawyers Association (Columbus, OH, November 2005) (presenter)
  • “Labor Negotiations: Legal Rules & Strategy," Ohio Head Start Association (Cincinnati, OH, December 2003) (presenter)