Gary B. Eidelman

Gary B. Eidelman

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (410) 332-8975
Fax: (410) 332-8862

Primary Office

Baltimore
500 E. Pratt Street
Suite 900
Baltimore, MD 21202-3133

Gary B. Eidelman

Partner

Gary B. Eidelman

Gary Eidelman represents employers in labor and employment law and business matters, with a particular emphasis on non-compete, restrictive covenant and trade secret counseling and litigation. A Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Gary is recognized by clients for his proactive, business-oriented approach to solving their problems. Gary's clients come from across the business spectrum and range from one of the world's largest publicly traded insurance broking and solutions companies to a global leader in fintech and payments to one of the region's fastest growing technology government contractors.

As an outgrowth of his business-oriented labor and employment practice, Gary often serves as the "go-to" lawyer for clients on a variety of other legal matters including general business, real estate and litigation issues. This results in collaboration with lawyers from different practice groups in the Firm who bring their own knowledge and skill sets to the client relationship. 

Gary also helps clients create and prepare affirmative action programs to comply with government laws and regulations. His experience includes defending numerous OFCCP affirmative action audits for companies in the insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, mapping and distribution industries.

 In addition to his client work, Gary has long been active and holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law and has been a regular presenter at the Labor Section's annual national CLE conference. He has held several leadership positions within the Firm including having served on its Executive Committee. He currently serves as chair of the Labor and Employment Practice. He also serves on several non-profit boards within the greater Baltimore community.

Experience

Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets

A significant portion of Gary's practice involves drafting, prosecuting and defending restrictive covenants, trade secrets, unfair competition and employee raiding claims, including covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, tortious interference, conspiracy and breaches of the duty of loyalty under federal and state law. Collaborating extensively with in-house counsel and senior management, Gary has obtained and defeated numerous motions for temporary restraining orders, and preliminary and permanent injunctions. His representation in federal and state courts around the country has led to clients recovering tens of millions of dollars in damages caused by former employees.

Served as lead counsel to a reinsurance broker and secured a temporary injunction after a raid by a competitor.
Served as lead counsel to an insurance broker and secured a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing an executive officer from working for a competitor during a "garden leave" period.
Served as lead counsel to an insurance broker and obtained an order to show cause with temporary and preliminary restraints enjoining a producer from violating her two-year restrictive covenants set forth in her employment agreement.
Defended an insurance company in federal court in an action brought by a competitor alleging misappropriation of trade secrets.
Served as lead counsel in multiple actions involving competitor raids and breaches of fiduciary duty, resulting in financial settlements for the firm's clients.
Represented a company in an employment contract dispute against the former CEO, defeating summary judgment for the employee and obtaining summary judgment for the employer as the non-moving party.
Employment Discrimination

Gary's experience as a counselor and advocate for clients includes handling employment discrimination, workplace harassment, disability and leave, occupational safety and health, wrongful discharge and wage and hour cases. He has represented clients as lead counsel before administrative agencies, arbitration tribunals and state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Represented a publicly traded company and several of its senior executives in an ADA and FMLA case that was tried to a jury in federal court in New York. The complete defense verdict was then affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Obtained summary judgment in a breach of contract claim brought by a former employee in arbitration.
Served as lead counsel to a government contractor in securing dismissal of a religious discrimination and retaliation case filed in federal court.
Served as co-lead counsel in defending a federal and state law wage and hour collective and class action brought against a telecommunications company.
Served as lead counsel to a health care provider in resolving claims for racial harassment.
Represented numerous clients in litigating and resolving workplace safety complaints at the administrative level.

Thought Leadership

Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
October 27, 2021
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
September 19, 2021
Seminar, Webinar & Podcast
April 15, 2020
Gary Eidelman and Dena Calo Participate in Delaware Restaurant Association Town Hall

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Named to The Best Lawyers in America , Labor Law - Management; Employment Law - Management and Labor and Employment Litigation, 2013 to present

Named one of "America's Leading Lawyers in Employment Law" by Chambers USA, 2005 to present

Named a "Labor & Employment Star" for the Northeast by Benchmark Litigation's Labor and Employment guide, 2019 to present

Named a Global Elite Thought Leader by Who's Who Legal, 2020

The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers, 2012 to present

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, 2013 to present

Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine, 2007 to present

Named to Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers, for Labor and Employment Law, 2008 to present

Selected as a Baltimore "Legal Elite" by SmartCEO magazine's Reader's Poll, 2009, 2011

Named a 2014 Baltimore Power Players Finalist, SmartCEO, 2014

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law

  • Management Co-Chair, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee

Director, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Inc.

Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program, 2008

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

  • President
  • Past Chairman of the Board

American Bar Association

Maryland Bar Association

Baltimore City Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Employer Chair, ABA Labor Section

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, Widener University School of Law, 1987

B.A., University of Maryland, 1982

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland
New York

Firm Involvement

Labor and Employment, Chair

Gary Eidelman represents employers in labor and employment law and business matters, with a particular emphasis on non-compete, restrictive covenant and trade secret counseling and litigation. A Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Gary is recognized by clients for his proactive, business-oriented approach to solving their problems. Gary's clients come from across the business spectrum and range from one of the world's largest publicly traded insurance broking and solutions companies to a global leader in fintech and payments to one of the region's fastest growing technology government contractors.

As an outgrowth of his business-oriented labor and employment practice, Gary often serves as the "go-to" lawyer for clients on a variety of other legal matters including general business, real estate and litigation issues. This results in collaboration with lawyers from different practice groups in the Firm who bring their own knowledge and skill sets to the client relationship. 

Gary also helps clients create and prepare affirmative action programs to comply with government laws and regulations. His experience includes defending numerous OFCCP affirmative action audits for companies in the insurance, manufacturing, telecommunications, mapping and distribution industries.

 In addition to his client work, Gary has long been active and holds leadership positions in the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law and has been a regular presenter at the Labor Section's annual national CLE conference. He has held several leadership positions within the Firm including having served on its Executive Committee. He currently serves as chair of the Labor and Employment Practice. He also serves on several non-profit boards within the greater Baltimore community.