Transgender: Understanding the Law of Gender Identity and Expression
Gluck Walrath, LLP
Trenton, New Jersey
Robyn Gigl has been handling complex litigation including employment law, commercial
and business litigation and white-collar criminal defense for more than 35 years representing
clients in state and federal courts in New Jersey. Robyn, who is the Chair of the New Jersey
State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section and on the Board of Directors of Garden State
Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, also has an expertise on
LGBT issues in the workplace.
As a transgender woman, Gigl had the unique experience of being the managing partner
of her law firm while transitioning from male to female. As managing partner, she successfully
led her firm through the complex cultural and practical issues that face corporate policy makers, managers and co-workers when an employee goes through the gender affirmation process.
Gigl is the author of multiple articles on transgender issues for the New Jersey State Bar Association and a chapter in BNA’s leading treatise on the subject. She speaks frequently on transgender issues to bar groups and the judiciary, law schools, corporate groups and financial institutions.
Gigl is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected as a New Jersey Super Lawyer from 2010 - 2015. She is a graduate of Stonehill College, and Villanova University School of Law where she was a Member and Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review.