Your Outside In-house Legal Counsel Since 1985
Gerard P. Panaro
  • Of Counsel






GERARD P. PANARO is of counsel to Howe & Hutton, Ltd. in its Washington, D.C. office. He has over 35 years of experience in the practice of employment law and representation of nonprofit organizations in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Jerry advises tax-exempt organizations and small businesses and negotiates on their behalf on matters related to employment, corporate and tax matters, antitrust and administrative law. He is the author of Employment Law Manual (1998), and writes a column for HR Advisor. He also does writing, training and seminars on employment law matters for clients and has done webinars for Jerry graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was on the Dean's List, earned a Ph.D. from Boston College with highest distinction, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton. Currently Jerry is a volunteer lawyer for Employers in Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), whose mission is to assist employers and employees in understanding and complying with their rights and obligations under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Areas Of Practice

  • Employment Law 50%
  • Non-Profit 50%

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1977
  • Maryland, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1978
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1978


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • PhD (BC) - 1974
    • Honors: With Highest Distinction
  • University of Scranton, Scranton
    • B.A. - 1971
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Philosophy

Published Works

  • Employment Law Manual, Warren Gorham Lamont, 2d Ed., 1993


  • Employment Law Update, Midsouth Indpt. Schools Business Officers Association (MISBO), 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • D.C. Bar Association, 1978 to Present
  • Maryland Bar Association, 1978 to Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Artabane & Belden, Of Counsel, 1999 to 2001
  • Wilkes Artis, Partner, 1996 to 1999
  • Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, Partner, 1982 to 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Ombudsman, Employers in Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2005 to Present
  • Hyde Public Charter School, 2007


  • Alpha Sigma Nu