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Gary M. Tocci


P 267-319-7823
F 215-399-2249


Gary M. Tocci is a Principal in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling. He has more than 25 years of experience in litigating both employment law and traditional labor law matters.

Mr. Tocci’s experience includes handling NLRB unfair labor practice charges and trials, labor arbitrations and other labor proceedings in federal and state courts. He also represents employers before state and federal agencies and courts. Mr. Tocci has extensive experience defending employers in all types of employment litigation matters, including claims under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Tocci was a partner for 15 years in a labor and employment practice at a global law firm.

During law school, Mr. Tocci served as Editor-in-Chief of the Temple Law Review. Directly after law school, he served a clerkship in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. 

Recent Litigation Experience

  • Argued in open court and secured dismissal of federal court Section 301 action for employer and obtained more than $13,000 in attorneys’ fees for vexatious litigation under 28 U.S.C. section 1927.
  • Successful in having federal court labor law action against employer dismissed under Rule 37 FRCP for plaintiff’s failure to cooperate in discovery.
  • Prevailed in labor arbitration having national implications on job accrual issue.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Labor and Employment Relations Association, Philadelphia Chapter, Past President
  • Peggy Browning Fund, Host Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Commonwealth Club, Pennsylvania Republican Party
  • Radnor Hunt Club
  • Willistown Conservation Trust, Sycamore Society

See AllGary M. Tocci in the News

August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal... Read More

February 14, 2018
The Legal Intelligencer

Gary Tocci Discusses Joining Jackson Lewis for its Strong National Labor and Employment Bench

February 14, 2018

Gary Tocci discusses joining Jackson Lewis in Philadelphia from Reed Smith, allowing him to expand his practice geographically in "Longtime Reed Smith Partner Jumps to Jackson Lewis," published by The Legal Intelligencer.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 12, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Strengthens Labor Practice with Gary M. Tocci in Philadelphia

February 12, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 12, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Gary M. Tocci has joined the firm’s Philadelphia office as a Principal. Mr. Tocci, who has more than 30 years of experience in all areas of labor and employment law matters, joins Jackson Lewis from Reed... Read More