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Patrick L. Egan


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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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June 27, 2018

Supreme Court Rules Unconstitutional Mandatory Fees Imposed on Non-Union, Public Sector Employees

June 27, 2018

Public sector employees who are non-members of a union cannot be legally required to pay agency or “fair share” fees as a condition of employment, the U.S. Supreme Court has held in a 5-4 ruling. Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, No. 16-1466 (June 27, 2018). Janus reverses the Court’s 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Educ., 431 U.S.... Read More

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

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Ride-Hail Drivers Are Independent Contractors, Not Employees, NLRB GC Concludes
July 8, 2019

UberX and UberBLACK drivers are independent contractors, not employees, of Uber, the General Counsel (GC) of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined in a recently released Advice Memorandum. Read More

NCAA In Tune with Dancing With the Stars
April 18, 2018

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is in step with the television program Dancing With the Stars, and it has decided that the hero of the University of Notre Dame’s NCAA Championship-winning Women’s Basketball Team, Arike Ogunbowale, can compete in the dance competition without violating NCAA amateurism rules. Read More

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