Paul J. SiegelEmail
Paul J. Siegel is a Principal in the Long Island, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For many years he was the chair of the firm’s national Wage and Hour Practice Group. Mr. Siegel has represented management in wage hour, employment discrimination, affirmative action and labor matters since 1976. He regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage hour and labor law matters. In April of 1991, Mr. Siegel argued a landmark age discrimination case before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Siegel graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973 and received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Emory University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Siegel frequently addresses supervisors and managers to assist them in developing the skills needed to manage effectively in today’s challenging legal environment. He has appeared on national and local television and radio, and has presented seminars and written articles concerning wage hour, affirmative action, discrimination and labor law matters across the country. A 2003 peer survey identified him as one of Long Island’s top ten employment attorneys.
In the insurance industry, he is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) and has been a featured speaker at PLUS, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO), Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association (PIWA), and Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conferences. He has lectured about employment issues to meetings of the New York and Kentucky Bar Associations, the 1998 Conference of Justices of the Courts of the State of New York and many other industry groups.
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Ana C. ShieldsEmail
Ana C. Shields is a Principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining Jackson Lewis in June 2005, Ms. Shields has practiced exclusively in employment law and has been involved in proceedings before federal and state courts, the American Arbitration Association and administrative agencies. She has prepared pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, position statements and legal opinions related to employment law issues, such as employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing claims and restrictive covenants.
Ms. Shields has advised clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State and City laws.
She has worked closely with clients through all phases of litigation, including investigations, preparation for depositions, attending depositions and trials. Ms. Shields is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ms. Shields is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 2000), and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 2003), where she was a published member of the New York International Law Review. Ms. Shields was the recipient of the 2003 American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. She also was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Employment Law, Advanced Labor Law, and Jurisprudence.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Shields was a commercial litigation associate at a firm in Long Island, New York.
Roger P. Gilson, Jr.Email
Roger Gilson is a Principal in the White Plains, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Syracuse University in 1974 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in 1976. In 1978, Mr. Gilson received his Doctor of Law, cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as the Comments Editor of the Syracuse Law Review. Mr. Gilson is a member of the Connecticut and New York Bars and is admitted to the U.S. District Court, Districts of Connecticut, Eastern New York and Southern New York. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Law and Practice under the National Labor Relations Act. Mr. Gilson practices in all areas of labor and employment law with particular emphasis on traditional labor law for health care employers.
He has extensive experience representing employers in labor cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), State Labor Boards and federal and state courts. He has been involved in negotiating more than 100 collective bargaining agreements across the United States and is a recognized authority with respect to the handling and preempting strikes, picketing and corporate campaigns. In 2001, as counsel to the Connecticut Association of Healthcare Facilities and the CAHCF Strike Task Force, he advised the industry in defeating the first and only state-wide nursing home strike. He is also counsel to the Assisted Living Federation of America. In 2006, the Labor Relations Institute, Inc. named Mr. Gilson as one of the “Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in America” and Connecticut Magazine named him on its list of Connecticut Super Lawyers for 2006.
Mr. Gilson is a frequent speaker before business and employer associations, including the Business Council of New York, the Voluntary Hospitals of America (Human Resources Affinity Group), the American Health Care Association Executive Directors Committee, the New York State Health Facilities Association, and the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities. He also has been on the faculty for Executive Enterprises’ seminars, “Corrective Bargaining” and “Strategies for Combating Strikes, Corporate Campaigns and other Union Pressure Tactics.”
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