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Jones Day
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-2113
United States
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Issues & Appeals.


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 appellate team ‘delivers successful results due to its significant expertise, experience and thorough attention to detail‘. Praised by clients as being a ‘superb brief writer‘ and ‘always prepared for all potential lines of questioning‘, Shay Dvoretzky ‘handles oral arguments with grace and ease‘. At the US Supreme Court, Dvoretzky represented petitioner Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp in a pending case concerning the defense of ‘impossibility pre-emption’ used by drug manufacturers to preclude liability under state tort law in cases where patients are injured by FDA-approved drugs. Dvoretzky also represented co-respondent Jones Day in a law firm dissolution dispute, in which the California Supreme Court unanimously rejected claims brought by former global law partnership Heller Ehrman. Glen Nager secured a victory for General Electric (GE) in proceedings at the Sixth Circuit brought by GE’s former employees challenging certain amendments in the company’s health benefits program. In a consolidated appeal against the 2015 Declaratory Ruling of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) at the DC Circuit, the team achieved a victory for a group of companies seeking to strike down the FCC’s expanded definition of ‘automatic telephone dialing system’ applicable in establishing violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The Ninth Circuit issued an antitrust judgment in favor of the US Chamber of Commerce, which was represented by a team led by Michael Carvin in appealing against a district court’s decision concerning the City of Seattle’s ordinance authorizing the unionization of for-hire drivers. In a highlight at the First Circuit, Yaakov Roth successfully defended Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico against antitrust claims alleging ‘sham litigation’ distorting competition, brought by petitioner Puerto Rico Telephone Company. The practice group is led by Beth Haifetz and includes, Rajeev Muttreja (New York), David Raimer and Charlotte Taylor, who were recently promoted to partner. Associate Jeffrey Johnson is also noted.

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