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Nager, Glen D.

51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20001-2113
Phones: (202) 879-5464
Fax: (202) 626-1700
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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...

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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 Sodexho. Glen recently argued the American Needle case against the National Football League and won Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007).

Glen serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches administrative and constitutional law. He belongs to the Edward Coke Appellate American Inn of Court. Glen is also President and a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association. He served as its general counsel from 2006 to 2008.

From 1995 to 2000, by joint appointment of the majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate, Glen chaired the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance of the U.S. Congress. This board is responsible for promulgating regulations and adjudicating cases under the Congressional Accountability Act, a federal statute that made 11 employment laws applicable to the legislative branch.

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Practice Areas
Issues & AppealsGovernment RegulationLabor & EmploymentAppellate Advocacy in the U.S. Supreme CourtAppellate Litigation in Other Federal & State CourtsStatutory & Regulatory LitigationConsumer Products & RetailFinancial ServicesTrial Litigation in Federal & State CourtsAdministrative & Agency Litigation
Representative Cases
AARP's position prevails in 10th Circuit case challenging Congressional Accountability Act's constitutionalityAlbertson's resolves federal and state purported collective and class actions involving grocery managers' exempt statusAlbertson's seeks ERISA advice as a result of its workforce reorganizationAlbertson'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 CircuitAlcan Aluminum wins 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in wrongful discharge suitAmerican General Finance achieves dismissal in putative nationwide class action alleging TILA, RICO and state consumer fraud law violations relating to open-ended creditAmerican General Finance obtains dismissal of putative nationwide class action alleging RICO and state consumer fraud law violations in sale of insurance productsAmerican General Finance wins dismissal of putative nationwide class action with RICO and state consumer fraud law claims in personal loan refinancingCBS Corporation and Westinghouse Pension Plan defeat ERISA action related to sale of businessCBS Corporation defeats class certification and settles age discrimination and ERISA action , (2009) CBS Corporation defeats ERISA class action in 3rd CircuitCBS Corporation defends against charges of age discrimination in Pennsylvania state courtCBS Corporation prevails in 3rd Circuit appeal of ERISA action regarding entitlement to retiree benefitsCBS Corporation wins dismissal of nationwide putative age discrimination class actionCBS Corporation wins summary judgment on indemnification and contribution claims in ERISA action by Northrop GrummanCBS defends against individual age discrimination lawsuits after dismissal of class actionCBS obtains partial summary judgment dismissing age discrimination class and settles single-plaintiff claimsCBS settles class and individual ERISA claims related to pension plan amendmentsChevron 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 CourtCuyahoga Falls obtains Supreme Court ruling that building permit delay for public referendum was not discriminatoryD.C. Board of Elections and Ethics defends appeal of district court apportionment of attorneys’ feesFederated Dept. Stores wins dismissal of claims that the mobility-disabled were denied equal access to store merchandiseFlorida Power and others successfully defend against age discrimination collective actionFlorida Progress Corp. prevails in U.S. Supreme Court appeal involving Age Discrimination in Employment ActGE 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 succeedsGE Capital defends against age discrimination in employment act in federal courtsGE 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 suitMaxim Healthcare obtains dismissal of class action FLSA lawsuitPfizer defends against multiplaintiff cases involving claims for severance benefits under ERISAPfizer opposes certiorari in appeal from ruling of patent noninfringement of screening anti-inflammatory drugsPfizer wins dismissal of patent infringement claims for lack of jurisdiction and forum non conveniensPfizer wins on appeal Hatch-Waxman patent infringement action against generic drugmaker , (2009) Roadway prevails in Civil Rights Act case in U.S. Supreme CourtSodexho settles nationwide race discrimination class actionSodexo 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 employeesTobacco retailers association files amicus brief in appeal from cigar trademark rulingTRW obtains U.S. Supreme Court ruling that Fair Credit Report Act statute of limitations does not incorporate a "discovery" ruleU.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Supreme Court certiorari petition in consolidated asbestos litigationUSAA successfully defends against FLSA collective action claiming improper exempt classification and failure to pay overtimeVerizon Wireless obtains dismissal of employment litigation alleging that call center employees worked off-the-clockViacom defends appeal of complex statute of limitations issues in 3rd Circuit age discrimination caseViacom obtains dismissal of class allegations in Pennsylvania age discrimination suitViacom successfully appeals environmental jury verdictWestinghouse 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 deniedWestinghouse Savannah River successfully defends ruling of disparate-impact and disparate-treatment on appeal in 4th CircuitWestinghouse successfully defeats class certification in race discrimination actionWestinghouse wins dismissal of several single-plaintiff discrimination claims brought by former Northrop Grumman employeesWestinghouse 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 - 2000U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant to the Solicitor General, 1986 - 1988Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, U.S. Supreme Court, Law Clerk, - 1983Judge 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, 2007Tribute to Sandra Day O’Connor, Harvard Law Review, 2006Legal Times Identifies Twelve of the D.C. Area's Top Labor & Employment Litigators, Legal Times, Leading Lawyers, 2004Employment and Labor Law: Perspectives on Reform – A Management Lawyer’s Perspective, National Legal Center for the Public Interest, 1996, at 7-11, 1996The Civil Rights Act of 1991 – Going Forward, Employee Relations L.J., Volume 20, Number 2, Autumn 1994, at 237-251, 1994Co-Counseling With Outside Counsel Works for Westinghouse, Corporate Legal Times, September 1994, at 35-38, 1994Calendaring Retroactive Rights, The Recorder, August 26, 1994, 1994Retroactive Civil Rights: Back to the Future, Legal Times, August 1, 1994, at 28-29, 1994Using Releases to Defeat Age Discrimination Claims, Employment Law Strategist, Volume 2, Number 1, May 1994, at 1-3, 1994Enforcement Issues: A Practical Overview, 54 Louisiana Law Review 1473, 1994Employees 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, 1993Benefit Plan Limitations After the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Relations L.J. Volume 19, Number 1, Summer 1993, at 77-89, 1993Agreeing to Disagree on EEO Disputes, 9 The Labor Lawyer 97, January 1993, 1993Affirmative Action After the Civil Rights Act of 1991: The Effects of a 'Neutral' Statute, 68 Notre Dame Law Review 1057, 1993Discrimination Against Mental Disorders? Legal Times, August 31, 1992, 1992A Healthy Limit on the Disability Act, The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 1992, 1992Using Compulsory Arbitration to Resolve EEO Disputes, The New York Law Journal, July 14, 1992, 1992Keep Workplace Disputes Out of Court, The New York Times, April 25, 1992, 1992The 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), 1990New Rules for the Title VII Numbers Game, Prentice Hall Law & Business, 1989, 1989Bureaucrats and the Cost-Benefit Chameleon, Regulation, September/October, 1982, 1982Auto Recalls and the Pursuit of Safety: A Commonsense Approach, Stanford Law Review, January, 1981, 1981
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51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20001-2113
(202) 879-5464
(202) 626-1700
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