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Glen D. Nager


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  • 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)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


  • 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)

Government Service

  • 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)

Glen Nager 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. In addition, Glen is the Client Affairs Partner for the Firm.

Glen represents clients such as General Electric, H&R Block, IBM, and Sodexo. Among other matters, he 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. From 2012 to 2014, he served as President of the United States Golf Association. He served on the USGA's board from 2009 to 2014 and 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.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Chambers USA (2013-2014) — (D.C. labor & employment and U.S. appellate): praised for his expertise in appellate law and as being "great at getting the picture as quickly as possible and strategizing how to get a good result"

    Legal 500 (2012-2013) — (U.S. Supreme Court and appellate): ‘outstanding as a high-level strategist and counselor,’ ‘technically excellent attorney,’ and ‘very innovative’

    College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
Glen Nager