Greg Guidry is a shareholder in the Lafayette, Louisiana office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., a satellite office of the firm’s New Orleans office. For more than 40 years, Greg has successfully represented management (both private and public sector) in all aspects of labor and employment law, including advice and counsel, union avoidance, collective bargaining, litigation (including class actions), and manager training. He represents clients, including non-profit organizations, domestically and abroad across a wide range of industries, such as healthcare, construction, energy, manufacturing, staffing, retail, and hospitality.
Greg is active in numerous business and professional associations, including the Society of Human Resource Management and its local chapter, ASHRM, for which he currently serves as director of governmental affairs. Greg is the past Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law and acts as permanent chair of its annual employment law seminar. He also serves as a management representative on several committees of the American Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law.
Greg was recently selected to serve on the Employment Law Committee for the Louisiana State Law Institute. He is also President of the Management Labor & Employment Roundtable, a national association of labor and employment lawyers and other professionals representing management in labor and employment law matters.
In 2000, Greg was inducted as a fellow into the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in recognition of his numerous contributions to the field of labor and employment law. He is one of only 18 lawyers in Louisiana to have received this honor. He has also contributed to several national books on labor and employment law matters.
Greg has been nominated numerous times by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication: Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law – Management (2014), Baton Rouge Region; Lawyer of the Year for Employment Law – Management (2019), New Orleans Region; Lawyer of the Year for Litigation – Labor, and for Employment – Management (2021), New Orleans Region; and Lawyer of the Year for Labor Law – Management (2022), New Orleans Region. Greg has also been recognized as a Louisiana Super Lawyer in the field of labor and employment law. He is licensed in Louisiana and Texas.