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Jacqueline C. Gerrald is a Partner in the Litigation Department of McLaughlin & Stern and Co-Chair of McLaughlin and Stern’s Employment Law Practice.  Ms. Gerrald handles a broad range of matters related to employment law and civil litigation. She also provides legal counsel to various individuals and companies regarding federal, state and local employment law, including issues related to discrimination and harassment, leave and accommodations, and wage and hour matters as well as recent employment law developments related to COVID-19. Her practice also includes drafting and negotiating severance packages, employee policies and handbooks, employment related contracts, and restrictive covenants, as well as conducting employment-related investigations.

In addition to handling discrimination matters in employment, Ms. Gerrald handles claims of discrimination in places of public accommodations, as well as claims involving website accessibility, and has represented businesses, including shopping centers, in defending such claims. Ms. Gerrald also has experience in matters involving commercial, insurance, real estate and landlord/tenant law (both commercial and residential).

Prior to joining McLaughlin & Stern, Ms. Gerrald was an associate in a small general practice law firm in New York City where she handled general civil litigation matters and previously worked as a Business and Finance associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice of a large, international law firm. Her past experience also includes pro bono work assisting unrepresented litigants as a member of the Volunteer Lawyers Program at the New York City Civil Court, Housing Part. While in law school, Ms. Gerrald worked as an intern in the Employment Law Group of National Broadcasting Company (NBC New York).

Ms. Gerrald is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham University Environmental Law Journal.

Ms. Gerrald has been rated by Super Lawyers since 2018.



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  • Fordham University School of Law (Member, Environmental Law Journal)
  • Fordham University, Fordham College (Dean’s List)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S  District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Federal Bar Council (Member, American Inn of Court)
  • National Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Civil Court, Housing Part, Volunteer Lawyers Program