About Us

Veronica Blake-Greenaway, Esq.

Veronica Blake-Greenaway is the founder of Employment Compliance Strategies, LLC® (“ECS”) a national consulting firm. Upon her passing, Yvette Gibbons agreed to provide continuity for ECS’s current clients and provide excellent services to ECS’s new clients.

VERONICA BLAKE-GREENAWAY, ESQ., was an in-house employment counsel with over twenty-five years of experience. ECS specializes in avoiding litigation of employment claims through conducting internal investigations, training, promulgation of practical employment rules and alternative dispute resolution. ECS helps companies avoid costly employment litigation by achieving and maintaining compliance with the entire panoply of employment laws affecting the workplace. In those instances where employment disputes arise, ECS’s investigative services are available to help quickly investigate and assess these claims in-house before third parties become involved. As a third-party neutral, ECS preserves outside counsel’s role in the subsequent defense of the matter, should litigation ensue. If dispute resolution is appropriate, ECS can serve as a neutral third party.

Yvette Gibbons, Esq.


Yvette Gibbons has significant experience in the employment field. She has counseled clients in all aspects of employment law and related litigation avoidance. She has successfully represented numerous clients in federal, state and administrative courts of law. She has counseled clients in wrongful discharge and compliance with Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, the WARN Act, Civil Rights Violations and other federal and state employment legislation.

Ms. Gibbons has conducted numerous investigations related to employment claims. This knowledge, coupled with the investigative skills garnered as a former civil and criminal Deputy Attorney General, has imbued her with the skills necessary to conduct thorough and objective investigations.

Ms. Gibbons served as a federal arbitrator for the District of New Jersey. She frequently conducts in-house employment training for management, supervisory and non-supervisory employees. Ms. Gibbons’ topics include litigation avoidance, employment compliance, discrimination, harassment, gender-based issues and workplace violence.

 

EDUCATION

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review

Rutgers Business School, MBA student

B.S., Montclair State University, Business Administration/Accounting

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • The Court of Appeals for the State of New York
  • The Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
    • Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Essex County Bar Association
    • Past President of the Board of Trustees
  • Federal Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
    • Member
  • Essex County Legal Aid Association
    • Board of Trustees and Director
  • Board of Health
    • Member, Township of Union, NJ
  • Economic Advisory Committee Member, Township of Union, NJ

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Judicial Law Clerk to Joseph A. Greenaway, Jr., U.S.D.J. District of New Jersey
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Ronald J. Hedges, U.S.M.J., District of New Jersey
  • Judicial Law Clerk to Leander J. Shaw, Jr., Justice, Supreme Court of Florida
  • Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Jersey
  • Associate, Davis and Gilbert LLP
  • Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Federal Arbitrator for the District of New Jersey
  • Senior Auditor – Deloitte & Touche

SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Lecturer Wakefern Corp.
Updates in Workpace Discrimination Laws
Lecturer ShopRite Corp.
A Primer on Federal and State Employee Leaves Acts
Lecturer Hon. Anne E. Thompson American Inn of Court
Adoption and Adoption Law, A Personal Perspective
Lecturer PriceRite Corp.
Sexual and Gender Harassment in the Workplace