James P. Gillece, Jr., Season Labor & Employment Attorney Joins WTP
August 2005 - Baltimore, MD - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P is pleased to announce that James P. Gillece Jr., has joined the Labor and Employment Law Group of WTP, resident in its Baltimore office. Mr. Gillece has had a distinguished career as a labor and employment lawyer, working in several large Baltimore-based firms, most recently at McGuire Woods LLP; and has focused his practice on a variety of labor and employment issues--including, enforcing non-compete agreements, defending employment torts, labor injunctions, and handling collective bargaining, discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge.
"Jim Gillece brings years of sophisticated labor and employment knowledge, as well as extensive experience litigating employment cases in the courts and before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board," said Kevin C. McCormick, head of WTP's Labor and Employment Law Group. "He will be a terrific resource for our practice group and others at WTP and will strengthen our ability to provide the best labor and employment advice to employers in the Mid-Atlantic region."
Mr. Gillece is a proud graduate of Calvert Hall, he was a Valedictorian at LaSalle University, and capped his academic career when he graduated from Notre Dame Law school. Since then, Jim has worked in Baltimore and has developed a highly-regarded practice handling labor and employment matters--including, union organizing, NLRB proceedings, discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge, and related employment litigation. Jim also handles other forms of business litigation and occasionally criminal matters.
Jim is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits, and the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Gillece is listed in Chambers USA in 2004 and 2005 as one of the leading labor and employment lawyers in the Mid-Atlantic region and was described as "a tough iconoclastic guy" who is "pleasant, honest and sharp." Others observed that he had the knack of "bringing a fair peace to a sticky situation." Jim is in Who's Who In America, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Everyman Theatre, and a member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Jim served on the Law Advisory Council at University of Notre Dame, and for 15 years was President of the Notre Dame Law Association and holds a life-time position on the Executive Advisory Board. Jim has also been an instructor at Widener University School of Law for their Intensive Trial Advocacy Program since 1989. He serves on the Board of Justice for Children, an organization providing legal services to exploited children. Jim lives in Baltimore City with his family.