PITTSBURGH, PA – July 1, 2010 – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the nation’s largest labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that James (Jay) Glunt has joined its Pittsburgh office as a Shareholder. Previously, Glunt was a shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Glunt has significant employment litigation experience, particularly with class and collective actions. He has successfully defended clients in class and collective action matters across several industries, including manufacturing, retail, and health care. He also regularly counsels clients on matters dealing with electronically stored information (ESI) and discovery. In addition to his litigation and ESI experience, Glunt also helps clients minimize risk through counseling on employment matters. He handles issues related to executive employment, compensation, termination, severance and employment contracts.
“Jay is an experienced employment litigator and a true self starter,” said Tom Smock, managing shareholder of the Pittsburgh office. “Outside of his law practice, he regularly and proactively engages in speaking and writing opportunities on a range of employment topics where his knowledge adds tremendous value to clients.”
“I’m excited to join Ogletree Deakins. This presents a great opportunity to my clients. With the firm’s national platform and deep bench strength in labor and employment law matters, my clients will see the highest caliber of service, delivered in an efficient and highly responsive manner,” said Glunt.
Glunt has been civically active through service on boards and committees for organizations in his community, such as the United Way of Allegheny County, Dormont (PA) Zoning Hearing Board, Sustainable Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Glunt has been recognized by his peers for superior client service and professional achievement leading him to be named a “Rising Star” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for five consecutive years, 2005-2009. He earned his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 2000 where he was editor-in-chief of the Duquesne Law Review. Before law school, Glunt spent several years in the architectural field.
About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is the nation’s third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has 500 lawyers located in 39 offices across the United States. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the United States. For more information, please contact Ryan King, public relations manager, at (404) 870-1742.