Meet Our Team

Professional Memberships
• District of Columbia Bar Association
• American Bar Association
• National Employment Lawyers Association
• Lawyer's Coordinating Committee, AFL-CIO

Editor in Chief, Wage and Hour Laws State by State Survey, BNA Books
• Author, Law Review Article, American Bar Association Journal of Labor and Employment Law (Spring 2015)
• Board of Editors, Senior Editor, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Treatise

Federal Admissions
• United States Supreme Court
• United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
• United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
• United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
• United States District Court for the District of Columbia
• United States Court of Federal Claims

State Admissions
• District of Columbia
• Virginia
• Washington

• University of Oregon (J.D. 1983)
• Articles Editor, University of Oregon Law Review (1982-1983)
• Northwestern University (B.A. 1979)



Greg McGillivary represents unions and individual workers and has done so in a multitude of different industries to recover millions of dollars on behalf of employees. With over 30 years of experience in labor and employment law, he is an expert in cases involving violations of minimum wage and overtime laws, shift differentials, hazardous duty pay requirements, and improper pay rates. He handles litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration, and collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of workers.

Greg is on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO. He is also a member of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment lawyers 

The Daily Labor Report’s recent profile on Greg shows how his passion for labor and employment law came as a product of his upbringing. Both of his grandfathers were union wood products workers and had suffered injuries as a result. As mentioned in the book “Top Lawyers: The Secrets to Their Success,”  Greg McGillivary knew “he wanted to pursue a career in the legal sector at a young age, and he knew he wanted to help employees who fall victim to unfair treatment in the workplace.”


Greg's expertise has helped laborers and workers in industries such as ▬

            ►Federal employees (e.g., border patrol agents, engineering technicians and engineers, correctional officers, criminal investigators, computer specialists, fire fighters, quality assurance specialists, budget analysts, shipyard workers, forestry service workers, police officers, realty specialists, paralegals, education assistants, security specialists, engineers)

            ►City, State and County Employees: (fire fighters, paramedics/EMTs, police officers, police canine, truck drivers, delivery drivers, laborers, clerical employees, social workers, homeless service workers, child protective specialists, budget analysts, counselors, juvenile counselors, clerical employees)

            ►Factory Workers (production line workers, foremen/forewomen)

            ►Restaurant Workers (waitresses, hostesses, bartenders and other tipped employees subjected to improper tip pooling, clothing or equipment deductions or performing non-tipped activities for which employer takes the tip credit)

            ►Mortgage Loan Officers (loan officers, escrow closers, assistants)

            Retail workers such as cashiers and salespeople.


Greg McGillivary is involved in the development of the law through his extensive work on legal publications. He is the Editor-in-Chief on the Treatise published by Bloomberg/BNA Books entitled “State Wage and Hour Laws”, which is now in its Third Edition. The book addresses the wage and hour and pay and leave laws of all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. In addition, Greg is now currently and has been on the editorial board for over twenty years for the treatise entitled “The Fair Labor Standards Act,” which is in its Third Edition. 

Greg recently had a law review article published in the Minnesota Law Review Journal of Labor & Employment Law entitled, “Truncating the Fair Labor Standards Act Statute of Limitations Period in Arbitration: A Prospective Waiver of Rights or Procedural Tweak?” 30 ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law 305 (Spring 2015). To review Mr. McGillivary’s law review article click here.

Greg writes extensively on legal topics regarding labor law and litigation. To see his list of speaking engagements and papers click here. Greg was also the featured guest on the Labor Relations Information System's inaugural Premium Podcast, which you can access for free by clicking here.


Greg McGillivary, along with Reid Coploff were the co-recipients of the American Bar Association's 2015 Frances Perkins Public Service Award for their work on behalf of three labor activists in Vietnam who were unjustly and arbitrarily imprisoned by the Vietnamese Government. In 2013, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued a decision finding that the labor activists’ detention violated international law, including the right to associate with a union of one’s choosing. In June 2014, Vietnam released Do Thi Minh Hahn from prison.

Greg serves on the Board of Directors of Freedom Now, a human rights organization that fights for victims of human rights violations around the world. He was asked to write the introduction to the 2019 Freedom Now report following his work representing Vietnamese labor rights activist Nguyen Hoang Quoc Hung. Greg is also currently the vice chair of the Pro Bono committee of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the University Club of Washington, D.C. and is the chair of the executive committee as well as a past president of the Club. 

Gregory McGillivary is also an active member in the Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

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