Robyn B. Gigl
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J.D. Villanova University School of Law
B.A. StoneHill College
Robyn B. Gigl has been practicing law for more than 30 years representing clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey. Her practice involves handling complex litigation including employment law, commercial and business litigation, estate litigation and white-collar criminal defense. She routinely advises corporations on all aspects of their employment practices. Her employment litigation experience includes the representation of employers and employees on a myriad of issues including employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employment agreements, diversity training, the development of employment policies and the internal investigations of employment complaints. She has also defended financial institutions in connection with class action lawsuits filed against them alleging violations of the Uniform Commercial Code. She has tried cases in both state and federal courts and was one of the defense attorneys in a 21 month federal trial – the longest criminal trial in the state’s history – in which all the defendants were acquitted.
Ms. Gigl, who is the Immediate Past Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section, was recently appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Court’s Committee on Minority Concerns. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Garden State Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Robyn lectures frequently on LGBT issues, and in particular on transgender issues in the workplace and schools. Her candor and humor helps put a human face on these issues, with the goal of assisting and educating employers and organizations to the challenges faced by their LGBT employees, staff and students. Robyn has spoken to, amongst others, the New Jersey Judicial College, the Administrative Office of the Courts, the NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bar of the City of New York, the University of Virginia Law School, Rutgers University and has done diversity training for numerous private employers and organizations.
Ms. Gigl is the Co-author of the Chapter “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964” published in Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the Workplace (BNA – 2014); Ruminations From a Road Less Traveled – May 2015 issue of the New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Committee’s newsletter; The Attempt to Transform Religious Freedom into the Right to Discriminate: Hobby Lobby and Beyond – May 2015 issue of the New Jersey State Bar Association Diversity Committee’s newsletter; Transgender: Understanding who the “T” in “LGBT” Are and Their Unique Legal Issues – New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, June 2013; and It’s Not Just a Job – LGBT Workplace Issues – New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, June 2013.
Robyn is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of New Jersey as well as the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Ms. Gigl is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer from 2010 – 2015. She is a graduate of Stonehill College, and Villanova University School of Law where she was a Member and Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review.