Michelle E. Phillips

New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-6899 F 914-946-1216


Michelle E. Phillips


Michelle E. Phillips is a principal in the White Plains, NY, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Michelle is a member of the firm's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Michelle handles various types of employment litigation with an emphasis on sexual, racial and disability harassment, and LGBT matters. She also counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment matters concerning federal and state employment laws. Michelle frequently conducts and advises clients on internal investigations and leads seminars and webinars for a broad range of clients focusing on employment discrimination, diversity, sexual harassment and LGBT issues.

Michelle is a featured speaker at HRNY, NY and CT SHRM, ACC Corporate Counsel, Out & Equal Workplace Conference and other prominent organizations. Michelle conducts training on race, ethnic, intergenerational, interfaith, LGBT & other inclusion issues. She is a national speaker on such issues as an employer's duty to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of employees, sexual stereotyping in the workplace, and respecting each individual's gender identity and expression.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Legal 500 USA, "Recommended Attorney" (2017, 2021)
  • New York City Bar Association, "Diversity & Inclusion Champion" (2022)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • International Community Service Day Foundation, Executive Committee Board President (1996-1999); Executive Committee Board Member (1994-1996)

Published Works

  • "Sexual Harassment and Sexual Favoritism in the ‘Gay Nineties,’" NYU Conference on Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, 1999. [Co-Author]
  • "EEOC Guidance on Sexual Harassment for Supervisors," Sexual Harassment Litigation Reporter, August 1999.  [Author]
  • "Confidential Allegations: Employers Must Investigate Sexual Harassment Claims," New York Law Journal, September 8, 1997. [Author]
  • "Psychiatric Experts in Sexual Harassment Cases: A Critical Component of Defendant’s Arsenal," New Jersey Law Journal, October 1996. [Author]