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Glen Nager

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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 vice 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.


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


Stanford University (J.D. 1982; Order of the Coif; President, Law Review); The University of Texas at Austin (B.B.A. with highest honors 1979).

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Jones Day’s ‘outstanding’ team of ‘seamlessly cooperating subject matter experts’ is ‘top-notch across the board with deep talent pool at every level’. In addition to its ‘impressive commitment to achieving outstanding results’, it combines ‘great care in considering business imperatives and strategic considerations to manage the most difficult and complex matters’. Shay Dvoretzky secured a 6-2 victory for the respondent in NLRB v SW General, the US Supreme Court case challenging the appointment system of temporary acting officials. In addition to his Supreme Court activity, at the Second Circuit, Dvoretzky represented Constellation Brands in a challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s bargaining order. Meanwhile, Gregory Castanias argued for the petitioner in SAS Institute v Matal, challenging the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s approach to handling third-party patent claims under the 2011 America Invents Act. Glen Nager (‘one of the finest lawyers, brilliant, outstanding advocate, strategic thinker, creative problem-solver with a clear strategic vision’) and Evan Miller (‘highly experienced litigator, who communicates clearly and thinks strategically’) are also noted, alongside Christian Vergonis and Beth Heifetz. ‘An absolute rising star with calm, thoughtful demeanor’ Yaakov Roth produces ‘effective and efficient briefs’.

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