Gillian Egan is Corporate Counsel with APL Logistics, a premier provider of global supply-chain services, after serving six years as a Human Resources Manager in the manufacturing sector and nine years as a litigator in private practice.
In the mid-2000s, Ms. Egan was the sole Human Resources professional in a manufacturing start-up, and had to create, implement and refine all of the site’s personnel policies and procedures, compensation and benefits packages, safety inspections and certification programs, training plans, payroll procedures, job descriptions, employee relations procedures, and anything and everything else related to the site’s Human Resources and Environmental Safety and Health. This experience ignited Ms. Egan’s interest in employment law, and eventually propelled her into a full scholarship to law school, where she was managing editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, served on the moot court board, won first place in an appellate moot court competition, and externed for The Honorable Sarah S. Vance, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Ms. Egan graduated magna cum laude and was granted the honor of Order of the Coif (issued to the top ten percent of the graduating class), and walked across the graduation stage holding her two oldest sons, the second one born during her law school years.
Ms. Egan practiced management-side employment law for nine years after graduating from law school, with particular focus on OSHA investigations and litigation, wage and hour class and collective actions, and management of large e-discovery initiatives. She has also spent countless pro bono hours assisting unaccompanied minor immigrant children achieve legal resident status in the United States, among other pro bono initiatives.
Ms. Egan lives in uptown New Orleans with her husband and three sons and enjoys cheering on Tulane’s Green Wave and the New Orleans Saints.