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Roger P. Gilson Jr.

New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-6877 F 914-946-1216


Roger P. Gilson Jr.


Roger P. Gilson is a Principal in the White Plains, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices in all areas of labor and employment law with particular emphasis on traditional labor law for health care employers.

Mr. Gilson has successfully represented employers in hundreds of labor cases, including National Labor Relations Board representation elections, unfair labor practice cases, labor arbitrations and federal and state court labor cases, and has provided strategic counsel in union organizing, bargaining, arbitrations, picketing, strikes and corporate campaigns. He has negotiated nearly 200 labor contracts.

In addition:

  • He was on the litigation team in Boston Medical Center and Committee of Interns and Residents, the seminal case deciding that medical residents are employees under the NLRA.
  • He was Lead Counsel for Montefiore Medical Center (New York), one of the nation’s largest private teaching hospitals, in its successful response to one of the largest physician union organizing campaigns ever conducted.
  • He was Labor Counsel to the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities’ strategic task force, which defeated the first and only state-wide healthcare strike in the U.S.
  • When the SEIU tried to organize Maine Medical Center’s 1,200 registered nurses, he provided advice that helped result in the majority of nurses voting “no union.”
  • He helped lead the Jackson Lewis team hired by the University of Chicago Medical Center to serve as Strategic Labor Counsel after NNU took over the existing state nurse association unit.
  • He is Strategic Labor Counsel for University Hospitals in Cleveland, Labor Counsel to the Assisted Living Federation of America, and counsel to many other hospital systems and healthcare companies.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States (2006)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Developing Labor Law Committee
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators, Consultant Member
  • Connecticut Hospital Association, Business Associate

Published Works

  • "Senior Living in the Crosshairs," Assisted Living Executive 14.2 (March 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "Employer Neutrality Agreements in Union Organizing Campaigns - Union Versus Employee Rights," HR Pulse (Fall 2005) [Co-Author]
  • "Union Corporate Campaigns - Forcing Hospital Neutrality in the Face of Union Organizing," HR Pulse (Summer 2005) [Co-Author]
  • Strike Preparation Manual: Healthcare Employer's Guide to Winning Strikes and Maintaining Patient Care Services, (NY: Healthcare Publishers, Inc., 1984) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Physicians as Employees: HR/Workplace Law Pitfalls and Best Practices,” American Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators 2014 Conference (Faculty)
  • “Physicians as Employees: Legal Issues and Best Practices to Promote Institutional Alignment,” Connecticut Hospital Association Seminar (2014)
  • “Preparing for Recent Labor Law Developments,” Assisted Living Federation – Senior Leadership Forum