Gregory J. Couillou is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Class & Collective Actions, Wage and Hour and Whistleblowing & Retaliation Groups.
Greg has a broad practice that focuses on the representation of employers in all areas of labor and employment relations, including employment litigation and counseling. His clients include leading companies in diverse industries, such as financial services, media and entertainment, healthcare, telecommunications, legal and hospitality.
Greg regularly appears on behalf of clients on a wide variety of employment law matters in state and federal courts, before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and the New York State Division of Human Rights, as well as in arbitral forums such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the American Arbitration Association. He defends clients in a wide variety of employment-related disputes, including single- and multi-plaintiff litigations and class and collective actions. He litigates cases under federal, state and common law involving compensation disputes and claims of employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, breach of contract, defamation, workplace safety and wage and hour violations.
In addition to litigating, Greg counsels clients on compliance with employment-related laws, including wage and hour, equal employment and leave laws. He has also conducted internal investigations for employers.
Greg has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by New Jersey Super Lawyers since 2014. He is a contributing writer to New Jersey Practice: Employment Law, 2d and has co-authored and contributed to articles and publications on employment law and class action issues.
Greg is committed to his pro bono practice and has been recognized for his pro bono service as a recipient of the firm’s Golden Gavel Award. He is particularly proud of his past work on the firm's List Project to Resettle Iraqi Allies, as well as his success in obtaining child support in a family law matter and in protecting the constitutional rights of an indigent prisoner.