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Jade M. Gilstrap

Associate

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 892-0502
Fax: (404) 724-1742
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Jade Gilstrap is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Her practice focuses on defending management against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, hostile work environment, failure to hire, failure to promote, and wrongful termination under the ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII, among other federal, state, and city anti-discrimination laws.  Ms. Gilstrap also has significant experience defending employers against wage & hour claims in class and collective actions brought under the FLSA, as well as against claims of breach of contract and related theories in FINRA arbitration proceedings.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Gilstrap counsels employers on preventative practices to minimize employment-related disputes, including compliance with federal, state, and local employment and wage and hour laws, maintenance of proper personnel policies and employee handbooks, and other risk management best practices.

Ms. Gilstrap represents clients in a variety of industries, including, but no limited to, financial services, hospitality, restaurant, food service, retail, insurance, staffing, transportation, IT, and education.

Ms. Gilstrap has authored and co-authored a number of articles on employment-related issues affecting the workplace and has specifically addressed issues regarding collective bargaining, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, whistleblower protection, and the legality of unpaid internships under the FLSA.

Ms. Gilstrap is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono efforts and has represented numerous non-profits in the defense of employment-related claims, as well as drafted and revised employee policies and handbooks for non-profits that comply with applicable local, state, and federal law.

Ms. Gilstrap first joined the firm as a member of its New York office as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s innovative fellowship program, a training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law. Thereafter, she was an associate in Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office from September 2014 through September 2016, prior to transferring to the firm’s Atlanta office.

While in law school, Ms. Gilstrap worked as a Legal Intern at District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO and a Law Clerk at the National Football League (NFL) Management Council.  She also gained a variety of experience in alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation and arbitration.

Jade Gilstrap is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Her practice focuses on defending management against claims of employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, hostile work environment, failure to hire, failure to promote, and wrongful termination under the ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and Title VII, among other federal, state, and city anti-discrimination laws.  Ms. Gilstrap also has significant experience defending employers against wage & hour claims in class and collective actions brought under the FLSA, as well as against claims of breach of contract and related theories in FINRA arbitration proceedings.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Gilstrap counsels employers on preventative practices to minimize employment-related disputes, including compliance with federal, state, and local employment and wage and hour laws, maintenance of proper personnel policies and employee handbooks, and other risk management best practices.

Ms. Gilstrap represents clients in a variety of industries, including, but no limited to, financial services, hospitality, restaurant, food service, retail, insurance, staffing, transportation, IT, and education.

Ms. Gilstrap has authored and co-authored a number of articles on employment-related issues affecting the workplace and has specifically addressed issues regarding collective bargaining, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act, whistleblower protection, and the legality of unpaid internships under the FLSA.

Ms. Gilstrap is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono efforts and has represented numerous non-profits in the defense of employment-related claims, as well as drafted and revised employee policies and handbooks for non-profits that comply with applicable local, state, and federal law.

Ms. Gilstrap first joined the firm as a member of its New York office as part of the Labor & Employment Department’s innovative fellowship program, a training-focused program for law students with an affinity for labor and employment law. Thereafter, she was an associate in Seyfarth Shaw’s New York office from September 2014 through September 2016, prior to transferring to the firm’s Atlanta office.

While in law school, Ms. Gilstrap worked as a Legal Intern at District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO and a Law Clerk at the National Football League (NFL) Management Council.  She also gained a variety of experience in alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation and arbitration.

Education

  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (2014), Certificate in Dispute Resolution
    Alumni Affairs Coordinator, Editorial Board, Moot Court Honor Society

  • B.S. in Human & Organizational Development, Vanderbilt University (2011)

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York