Gary E. Ireland

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in New York, New York

Law Offices of Gary Ireland PLLC
Gary E. Ireland
Law Offices of Gary Ireland PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1992

Education: New York Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
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Law Offices of Gary Ireland PLLC

150 W 28th St
Suite 304
New York, NY 10001 Visit website


I am the founder and principal attorney at Law Offices of Gary Ireland PLLC in New York City.  I work with companies in expanding their businesses, averting liabilities and supporting employees in employment transition to help them reach their potential.

I support executive clients with employment law matters, such as:

  • Onboarding and Executive compensation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and hour laws
  • Discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Whistleblower litigation

I offer legal counsel to leaders going through employment transitions, serving a wide range of clients, including in finance, banking, tech, media, medical, pharmaceuticals, universities, and in many other areas. I believe that supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion is both the "right thing to do," while also bolstering diverse thought, innovation and profits. 

Working with my family, as well as, many elected leaders and supporters, we successfully advocated to extend membership to girls and young women in the Boy Scouts of America resulting in over 400,000 girls in scouting - increasing the influence of what is considered the most important leadership training for our youth.  

I graduated from Columbia University and from NYLS. I currently serve on the board of the National Employment Lawyers Association-NY. 

Helping others has always helped me.  I serve on the board of the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, where I also teach "Relentless Advocacy"; I am an ambassador of Red Door (formerly a Gilda’s Club), a cancer support organization that has helped my family; and, as serve as an arts ambassador for The Arts Oasis.

I have been recognized by the National Organization for Women; the NAACP; the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute; and the Luce Foundation.


Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Cannabis Law, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employer

Focus areas

Business Organizations, Employment Law - Employee, Labor Law, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 40% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Cannabis Law
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Employment & Labor: Employer

First Admitted: 1992, New York

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Educational Background:
  • Columbia University, Bachelor of Arts
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • For 10 years, I worked with my daughter to open membership to the LGBTQIA community and girls in the Boy Scouts (program now referred to Scouts BSA).  There are currently over 400,000 girls in Scouts BSA, as well as a proposed film., Yahoo Finance: Is there room for a girl in the Boy Scouts , Students And Advocates Of Girls And Women, 2016
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Alumni, 2021
Representative Clients:
  • General Counsel (outside) Maxus Systems International Inc., and Founder Paul Marshall, Inventor and Patent Holder for Virtual Reality, named by Popular Mechanics as “15 Patents that Changed the World” (, 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Gary created curriculum and led students through a program on advocacy.  , Advocacy Trainer, Lead Advocacy Training, Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, Students Of The Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Training Institute, 2022
  • For the past five years I have led an interactive and lively program including negotiating employment contracts for Sustainability MBA students in the workforce, using employment contracts to illustrate the need for recruits to work with employers during onboarding.  , Lead interactive lecture on contract negotiation for the Bard Graduate MBA Programs in Sustainability , Employment Contract Negotiation, Bard MBA Sustainability, MBAs Focused On Sustainability, 2023
  • In recognition for outstanding contributions as an attorney, advocate, and educator.  , Global Leadership Award, James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation , 2023
  • Received from the National Organization for Women, Champion for Progress Award, for advocacy in promoting women's rights, Champion for Progress , National Organization for Women , 2020
  • NAACP “Foot Soldiers' Award” presented at the 100th Anniversary National Conference in appreciation for pursuit of justice and advocacy, NAACP Foot Soldiers' Award, NAACP, 2009
  • 2018 Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Award (referred to as "Bella Fella Award") as a leader and lawyer for work in advocating equal rights for girls and women, Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Award , Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association NY, 2024
  • Member of the NYC Bar Association , 2022
  • Board Member and Instructor at the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, teaching "relentless advocacy".   (, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • General Counsel to Start-ups and Small Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Law
  • Media
  • Non-Profit
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Publishing
  • Religious

Office location for Gary E. Ireland

150 W 28th St
Suite 304
New York, NY 10001

Phone: 212-845-9966


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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