Nager, Glen D.

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20001- 2113

Updated: 01/07/2014


Glen Nager chairs the Firm's Issues & Appeals Practice. He has argued 13 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as other appeals in subject areas such as antitrust, civil rights, employment, environmental law, government contracts, and intellectual property. He also defends employers in class action discrimination and employee benefits cases and conducts mediations and neutral case evaluations.

Glen represents clients such as General Electric, CBS, IBM, and...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Issues & Appeals
  • Government Regulation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Appellate Advocacy in the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Appellate Litigation in Other Federal & State Courts
  • Statutory & Regulatory Litigation
  • Consumer Products & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Trial Litigation in Federal & State Courts
  • Administrative & Agency Litigation

Representative Cases

  • AARP's position prevails in 10th Circuit case challenging Congressional Accountability Act's constitutionality
  • Albertson's resolves federal and state purported collective and class actions involving grocery managers' exempt status
  • Albertson's seeks ERISA advice as a result of its workforce reorganization
  • Albertson's wins dismissal of malicious prosecution action filed by the UFCW International , (2007)
  • Alcan Aluminum defends against wrongful discharge claim of at-will employee in Georgia Supreme Court and in 11th Circuit
  • Alcan Aluminum wins 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in wrongful discharge suit
  • American General Finance achieves dismissal in putative nationwide class action alleging TILA, RICO and state consumer fraud law violations relating to open-ended credit
  • American General Finance obtains dismissal of putative nationwide class action alleging RICO and state consumer fraud law violations in sale of insurance products
  • American General Finance wins dismissal of putative nationwide class action with RICO and state consumer fraud law claims in personal loan refinancing
  • CBS Corporation and Westinghouse Pension Plan defeat ERISA action related to sale of business
  • CBS Corporation defeats class certification and settles age discrimination and ERISA action , (2009)
  • CBS Corporation defeats ERISA class action in 3rd Circuit
  • CBS Corporation defends against charges of age discrimination in Pennsylvania state court
  • CBS Corporation prevails in 3rd Circuit appeal of ERISA action regarding entitlement to retiree benefits
  • CBS Corporation wins dismissal of nationwide putative age discrimination class action
  • CBS Corporation wins summary judgment on indemnification and contribution claims in ERISA action by Northrop Grumman
  • CBS defends against individual age discrimination lawsuits after dismissal of class action
  • CBS obtains partial summary judgment dismissing age discrimination class and settles single-plaintiff claims
  • CBS settles class and individual ERISA claims related to pension plan amendments
  • Chevron prevails in U.S. Supreme Court antitrust case involving joint venture pricing , (2006)
  • City of Jackson Mississippi appeals disparate impact claims in age discrimination case to U.S. Supreme Court
  • Cuyahoga Falls obtains Supreme Court ruling that building permit delay for public referendum was not discriminatory
  • D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics defends appeal of district court apportionment of attorneys’ fees
  • Federated Dept. Stores wins dismissal of claims that the mobility-disabled were denied equal access to store merchandise
  • Florida Power and others successfully defend against age discrimination collective action
  • Florida Progress Corp. prevails in U.S. Supreme Court appeal involving Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • GE Aircraft Engines defeats attempt to certify class in nationwide FLSA wage and hour action , (2009)
  • GE Aircraft Engines obtains favorable settlement in nationwide FLSA wage and hour class action challenging exempt status of work force , (2009)
  • GE appeal of government contracts case succeeds
  • GE Capital defends against age discrimination in employment act in federal courts
  • GE defends against putative nationwide class action alleging discrimination against women in executive pay and promotions , (2009)
  • Goodyear prevails in important Supreme Court Title VII decision involving statute of limitations period , (2009)
  • IBM defends against putative nationwide age discrimination class action arising out of reductions-in-force , (2009)
  • IBM settles FLSA and ERISA class action involving technical support workers' exempt status , (2009)
  • IBM wins summary judgment in defense of age discrimination claims against its cash balance pension plan , (2009)
  • Insufficient evidence to support Michigan conspiracy conviction results in federal habeas relief , (2008)
  • LCI Communications wins reversal of $8 million jury verdict on appeal of age discrimination suit
  • Maxim Healthcare obtains dismissal of class action FLSA lawsuit
  • Pfizer defends against multiplaintiff cases involving claims for severance benefits under ERISA
  • Pfizer opposes certiorari in appeal from ruling of patent noninfringement of screening anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Pfizer wins dismissal of patent infringement claims for lack of jurisdiction and forum non conveniens
  • Pfizer wins on appeal Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action against generic drugmaker , (2009)
  • Roadway prevails in Civil Rights Act case in U.S. Supreme Court
  • Sodexho settles nationwide race discrimination class action
  • Sodexo obtains Third Circuit reversal in Robinson-Patman Act case , (2009)
  • Tamko Roofing Products urges Supreme Court to review case regarding scope of public policy restrictions on arbitral awards reinstating employees
  • Tobacco retailers association files amicus brief in appeal from cigar trademark ruling
  • TRW obtains U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Fair Credit Report Act statute of limitations does not incorporate a "discovery" rule
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Supreme Court certiorari petition in consolidated asbestos litigation
  • USAA successfully defends against FLSA collective action claiming improper exempt classification and failure to pay overtime
  • Verizon Wireless obtains dismissal of employment litigation alleging that call center employees worked off-the-clock
  • Viacom defends appeal of complex statute of limitations issues in 3rd Circuit age discrimination case
  • Viacom obtains dismissal of class allegations in Pennsylvania age discrimination suit
  • Viacom successfully appeals environmental jury verdict
  • Westinghouse prevails in trial and on appeal in claim for attorney's fees in age discrimination case , (2009)
  • Westinghouse Savannah River defends 4th Circuit appeal after discrimination claims denied
  • Westinghouse Savannah River successfully defends ruling of disparate-impact and disparate-treatment on appeal in 4th Circuit
  • Westinghouse successfully defeats class certification in race discrimination action
  • Westinghouse wins dismissal of several single-plaintiff discrimination claims brought by former Northrop Grumman employees
  • Westinghouse wins significant pretrial rulings in age discrimination cases


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Past Positions

  • Office of Compliance, U.S. Congress, Chair of the Board of Directors, 1995 - 2000
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant to the Solicitor General, 1986 - 1988
  • Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk, - 1983
  • Judge J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, - 1982


  • Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 1982
    Honors: Order of the Coif
  • The University of Texas, Austin, 1979
    Honors: With Highest Honors


Published Works

  • "Remembering Ricky," an Interview Giving Tribute to R. Gault Silberman, published by Independent Women's Forum, 2007
  • Tribute to Sandra Day O’Connor, Harvard Law Review, 2006
  • Legal Times Identifies Twelve of the D.C. Area's Top Labor & Employment Litigators, Legal Times, Leading Lawyers, 2004
  • Employment and Labor Law: Perspectives on Reform – A Management Lawyer’s Perspective, National Legal Center for the Public Interest, 1996, at 7-11, 1996
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991 – Going Forward, Employee Relations L.J., Volume 20, Number 2, Autumn 1994, at 237-251, 1994
  • Co-Counseling With Outside Counsel Works for Westinghouse, Corporate Legal Times, September 1994, at 35-38, 1994
  • Calendaring Retroactive Rights, The Recorder, August 26, 1994, 1994
  • Retroactive Civil Rights: Back to the Future, Legal Times, August 1, 1994, at 28-29, 1994
  • Using Releases to Defeat Age Discrimination Claims, Employment Law Strategist, Volume 2, Number 1, May 1994, at 1-3, 1994
  • Enforcement Issues: A Practical Overview, 54 Louisiana Law Review 1473, 1994
  • Employees Can’t Have Their Cake and Eat It Too: Estopping Age Discrimination Complainants Who Have Signed Releases, Employee Relations L.J., Volume 19, Number 2, Autumn 1993, at 295-305, 1993
  • Benefit Plan Limitations After the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Relations L.J. Volume 19, Number 1, Summer 1993, at 77-89, 1993
  • Agreeing to Disagree on EEO Disputes, 9 The Labor Lawyer 97, January 1993, 1993
  • Affirmative Action After the Civil Rights Act of 1991: The Effects of a 'Neutral' Statute, 68 Notre Dame Law Review 1057, 1993
  • Discrimination Against Mental Disorders? Legal Times, August 31, 1992, 1992
  • A Healthy Limit on the Disability Act, The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 1992, 1992
  • Using Compulsory Arbitration to Resolve EEO Disputes, The New York Law Journal, July 14, 1992, 1992
  • Keep Workplace Disputes Out of Court, The New York Times, April 25, 1992, 1992
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1990: Hearings on H.R. 4000 Before the Committee on Education and Labor and the Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Civil and Constitutional Rights, 101st Cong. (2d Sess. 1990) (testimony of Glen D. Nager), 1990
  • New Rules for the Title VII Numbers Game, Prentice Hall Law & Business, 1989, 1989
  • Bureaucrats and the Cost-Benefit Chameleon, Regulation, September/October, 1982, 1982
  • Auto Recalls and the Pursuit of Safety: A Commonsense Approach, Stanford Law Review, January, 1981, 1981

Office Information


51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20001- 2113


  • (202) 626-1700


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