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Patrick L. Egan


P 617-367-0025 F 617-367-2155


Patrick L. Egan


Patrick L. Egan is a principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Patrick works in traditional labor law.

He has assisted employers in all industries in all phases of union organizing campaigns. Patrick 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.

Patrick 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. Patrick 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. Patrick 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.

Patrick 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, Patrick 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, 2011)
  • Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top 100 Labor Lawyers in the United States (2006-present)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (1997-present)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

In his local community, Patrick 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]