Glen D. Nager

Glen D. Nager
Firm: Jones Day
Address: 51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001-2113
Phone: (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 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.

Current Employment Position(s):

Areas of Practice:
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
Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
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

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
Past Employment 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

Judge J. Skelly Wright, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

West Practice Categories:
Government Agencies & Programs, Labor, Litigation & Appeals, Social Security -- Disability, Social Security -- Retirement & Survivors Benefits, State, Local & Municipal Law

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