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

Gary E. Ireland is the founder and principal attorney at Gary E. Ireland Attorney at Law in Bridgehampton, New York. He specializes in assisting clients across New York City with a variety of employment law matters, including executive compensation, wrongful termination, wage and hour laws, sexual harassment, workers’ compensation, and whistleblower litigation. Mr. Ireland provides legal counsel to a diverse clientele, ranging from international sports companies and major airlines to individuals and small businesses, addressing a wide spectrum of employment-related legal issues. He is a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and has successfully campaigned for the inclusion of girls and the LGBTQ community in the Boy Scouts of America.

As an active member of the legal community, Mr. Ireland is affiliated with prestigious organizations such as the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the National Employment Lawyers Association. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1986 and earned his law degree from the New York Law School in 1991. Shortly thereafter, he became licensed to practice law in New York and has since been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

Mr. Ireland boasts a “Superb” rating on Avvo, reflecting his dedication to assisting clients in finding practical solutions to their legal issues. He aids employers in expanding their businesses, mitigating liabilities, and managing their workforce. Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Ireland volunteers at antidiscrimination workshops and hosts webinars for a women’s rights organization, providing expertise on employment law-related matters.

Additionally, Mr. Ireland is an active member of the labor and employment committee at the New York City Bar Association. He is deeply involved in community service, dedicating his time to The Urban Outreach Center of NYC and serving as an ambassador for Gilda’s Club, a cancer support organization, as well as an arts ambassador for The Arts Oasis. His contributions to society have been recognized through numerous awards and honors, including the Footprints in the Sands award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, recognition from the National Organization for Women – NYC, and the Congresswoman Bella Abzug Leadership Institute.

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