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
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Law Offices of Gary Ireland PLLC

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


Gary E. Ireland is the founder and principal attorney at Gary E. Ireland Attorney at Law in Bridgehampton, New York. He helps clients throughout New York City with employment law matters, such as:

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

Offering legal counsel to people going through employment transitions, Mr. Ireland serves a wide range of clients. He assists international sports companies and major airlines as well as individuals and small businesses with various issues related to employment litigation. He is a champion for diversity and inclusion; he has successfully advocated for extending the membership in the Boy Scouts of America to girls and the LGBTQ community. 

A member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the National Employment Lawyers Association, Mr. Ireland graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986. He earned his law degree from the New York Law School in 1991, and the following year, he was licensed to practice in New York. Since then, he has been admitted to appear before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Holding a “Superb” rating on Avvo, Mr. Ireland is a thoughtful and tenacious attorney committed to helping clients reach practical solutions. He helps employers in expanding their businesses, averting liabilities and managing employees. He also volunteers at antidiscrimination workshops and conducts webinars for a women’s rights organization, assisting it with employment law-related issues. 

A member of the labor and employment committee at the New York City Bar Association, Mr. Ireland spends his time outside of his law practice helping out at The Urban Outreach Center of NYC. He also serves as the ambassador of Gilda’s Club, a cancer support organization, and as an arts ambassador for The Arts Oasis. He is the recipient of the Footprints in the Sands award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Moreover, he has been honored by the National Organization for Women - NYC, and the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute.

Practice areas

Employment & labor: employee, Employment litigation: plaintiff, Business/corporate, Cannabis law, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Employment & labor: employer

Focus areas

Employment law - employee, Wage & hour laws, Whistleblower, Sexual harassment, Labor law, Wrongful termination, Business organizations

  • 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
  • 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
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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the NYC Bar Association , 2022
  • Instructor at the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, teaching advocacy.   (, 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
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: 917-743-3046


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

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