People: Paul Galligan, Partner

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Paul Galligan

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5521
Fax: (212) 218-5526
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Mr. Galligan is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP practicing labor and employment law.  His experience ranges from federal and state court trials on both traditional labor and employment discrimination issues to NLRB hearings, labor arbitrations, injunctions and contract negotiations.  He has extensive experience advising clients with union agreements in industries such as Hospitality, Retail and Communications.  Mr. Galligan developed his litigation skills while working for a union-side firm in New York City.  Since coming to Seyfarth Shaw in June 1997, he has added to his experience negotiating employment agreements, separation agreements, non-compete agreements and drug testing policies, training supervisors and managers, and defending employers subject to corporate campaigns as well as in various human rights agencies, federal court, and at the NLRB.

Mr. Galligan is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP practicing labor and employment law.  His experience ranges from federal and state court trials on both traditional labor and employment discrimination issues to NLRB hearings, labor arbitrations, injunctions and contract negotiations.  He has extensive experience advising clients with union agreements in industries such as Hospitality, Retail and Communications.  Mr. Galligan developed his litigation skills while working for a union-side firm in New York City.  Since coming to Seyfarth Shaw in June 1997, he has added to his experience negotiating employment agreements, separation agreements, non-compete agreements and drug testing policies, training supervisors and managers, and defending employers subject to corporate campaigns as well as in various human rights agencies, federal court, and at the NLRB.

Education

  • L.L.M., University College Dublin (1989)

  • B.L., University College Dublin (1989)

  • B.C.L., University College Dublin (1986)

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

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

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Irish American Bar Association
  • New York State Restaurant Association
  • CAMBA (Board Member)

Representative Engagements

  • Salas v. Costco, NJ Superior Court 2015 (national origin discrimination/retaliation, trial defense verdict)
  • Ramirez v. Costco, CT Superior Court 2014 (breach of contract/defamation, trial defense verdict)
  • Nettles v. Sky Chefs, Queens Sup. Ct. 2013 (race discrimination/harassment, trial defense verdict)
  • Clemons et al. v. WellPoint, NDNY 2013 (discrimination under NY Corrections Law, SJ granted, evidentiary hearing, defense victory)
  • Goddard Community Center, NLRB 2011 (Board trial, ruling for defense)
  • Ramirez v. Costco, NLRB 2010 (Board trial, partial ruling for defense) 
  • Hayes v. Ecolab, SDNY 2009 (race discrimination, trial defense verdict)
  • Fernandez et al. v. Costco, NJ Sup. Ct 2008 (national origin discrimination, defamation, SJ partially granted, trial defense verdict)
  • Nelson v. DHL, NY State Div. 2007 (disability discrimination, ALJ bench trial, defense ruling)
  • Roccomboli v. Costco, State Sup. 2007 (workers comp. discrimination, bench trial, defense ruling)
  • Kadesh v. United Airlines, SDNY 2006 (sex discrimination/harassment; trial defense verdict)

Publications

  • "Top NLRB Precedents in Jeopardy Under an Obama Labor Board," New York Law Journal (January 2009)
  • “Policies to Solicit on Property or Use E-mail,” New York Law Journal (November 2008)
  • “New Directions for the NLRB,” New York Law Journal (April 2005)
  • New York State Employment Laws and Regulations Manual
  • HR Manual for New York Employers Developing Labor Law
  • Various blogs for Seyfarth Labor and Employment Practice Groups