Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Location: Rochester, New York, United States
Gerald Paley, Retired Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in labor law.
When envisioning his legal career prior to graduating, Mr. Paley did not originally plan for it to be in the area of labor law. However, one of his first positions out of law school was working in labor law, and from there he established a good sense of direction, knowing he could help clients with a variety of matters.
Mr. Paley first earned a Bachelor of Arts from Union College in 1961, and continued at Cornell University to receive a Juris Doctor, with distinction, in 1964. That same year he was admitted to practice with the New York State Bar and joined as an associate with Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle (now Nixon Peabody LLP). From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Paley worked as an associate-solicitor with the United States Department of Labor, a position he recounts as one of the highlights of his career. Following this position, he returned to Nixon Peabody LLP until 1987. He continued his legal career as a partner at Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber until his retirement in 2017.
Throughout his career, Mr. Paley wrote on a number of topics concerning the law. In 1981, he published “Handbook of Federal Labor Relations Laws,” and in 1984 he published “Understand Employee Regulations.” In his free time, he enjoys the piano, tennis, and horseback riding. He has been married to his wife Sheryl since 1985 and has three children.
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