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Philip  Giorlando
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Philip Giorlando

Partner - New Orleans

Philip Giorlando is a partner in the New Orleans office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P., in the Labor and Employment Law section.

Prior to joining Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Philip received his Juris Doctor from Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he served as Senior Editor for the Journal of Energy Law and Resources and graduated Order of the Coif. Philip earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University.

Philip has advised clients on numerous labor and employment issues, including FMLA & ADA compliance, Federal Wage and Hour Guidelines, and avoiding discrimination in business succession planning to many different industries including, Banking, Hospitality, Hospital/Healthcare, Charter Schools, and City Governments throughout the State. Philip also represents local and national corporations, local municipalities, and other entities across many industries in the defense of employment discrimination and wage-and-hour lawsuits, as well as administrative charges and investigations brought by employment law regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Philip presently serves on the Board of the Young Professionals Committee for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and is the Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Subcommittee.

Practice Areas


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Juris Doctor, May 2018

Louisiana State University, B.S. Accounting, May 2015

Professional Associations

Louisiana State Bar Association

  • Labor and Employment Subcommittee, Chair

Community Involvement

Missionaries of the Poor: Mission Trip, Kingston, Jamaica - May 2015-June 2015

Leadership Jefferson, class of 2022

Honors and Awards

Named "Ones to Watch" by Best Lawyers (2024)

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell

Named a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers 2023

Order of the Coif (Paul M. Hebert Law Center)


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  • Defeating Meritless Unemployment Compensation Claims, Management Update, Shreveport, November 2023
  • Personal Liability of Managers and Human Resource Representatives Under Workplace Laws, Management Update, Shreveport, November 2023
  • Surveying Significant Louisiana State Labor & Employment Laws, Management Update, Shreveport, November 2023
  • Unions Attempt a Come-Back - Spike In Organizing And Broadening Employee Protections In Non-Union Workplaces, Management Update, Baton Rouge, November 2023
  • Surveying Significant Louisiana State & Employment Laws, Management Update, Baton Rouge, November 5, 2021
  • Recognizing and Accommodating Medical Disabilities, Management Update, New Orleans, September 9, 2021
  • Update on Federal Wage & Hour Law, Management Update, New Orleans Zoom, May 6, 2021
  • Lessons Learned by Employers from Social Justice Movements—Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and Rainbow Coalition, Management Update, New Orleans Zoom, January 21, 2021
  • Handling the Need for Medical Leaves of Absence, Including Leave for COVID-19, Management Update, November 13, 2020
  • Contractors’ COVID Concerns - The Anticipated Landslide of COVID Related Employment Claims, Labor and Employment for the Construction Industry, October 8, 2020
  • Reducing Liability for Improper Workplace Fraternization, Management Update, New Orleans Zoom, September 17, 2020
  • Update on New Federal Paid Sick Leave Laws, Management Update, New Orleans Zoom, May 14, 2020
  • Perils and Pitfalls at the Intersection of Social Media and Employment, March 13, 2020, Labor & Employment for Healthcare Industry
  • Immigration Issues in the Workplace, Management Update, New Orleans Zoom, January 20, 2020
  • Guns, Cigarettes, and Politics—Off Duty Conduct as Workplace Problems; and Wage & Hour Challenges in an Election Year, Management Update, New Orleans, January 16, 2020
  • Hiring and Employing Former Criminal Offenders, Management Update, Baton Rouge, November 8, 2019
  • Dealing with a Potential Active Shooter in the Workplace, Management Update, New Orleans, September 12, 2019
  • Avoiding Employment Discrimination in Business Succession Planning, Management Update, New Orleans, May 23, 2019
  • Current Issues and Trends Affecting Healthcare Employers, Labor & Employment for Healthcare Industry, March 14, 2019
  • Personal Liability for HR & Management Under Workplace Laws, Management Update, New Orleans, January 24, 2019
  • Complying with ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation Medical Issues, LCIA Management Update Briefing, Baton Rouge, October 5, 2018
  • Complying with the New Federal Wage & Hour Guidelines, Management Update Briefing, New Orleans, September 12, 2018
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