Benjamin P. Glass

Office Managing Shareholder || Charleston

Ben Glass is the Managing Shareholder in the Charleston Office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Ben earned his B.A. from the College of Charleston, and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of South Carolina School of Law. After a judicial clerkship with United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr., Ben joined Ogletree, Deakins in 1995. For the last 20 years, he has represented employers in all manner of labor and employment law issues, and spoken regularly on various topics.   

Ben has an active litigation practice, appearing in federal and state courts throughout South Carolina, in both single plaintiff and collective actions, and appearing frequently before the U.S. EEOC, DOL and NLRB. From the beginning of his legal career, Ben has been involved in cutting edge litigation, forming part of the trial team that defended the first ADA case that went to trial in the District of South Carolina, which resulted in a defense verdict. He has continued to have an active litigation practice, handling multiple cases through trial, as well as regularly handling arbitrations for his clients. He also counsels clients about employment policies and compliance with state and federal employment laws. 

Ben also maintains a traditional labor practice, assisting clients with labor campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, and unfair labor practice charges. Recently, Ben had the opportunity to combine his two practices when he briefed all arguments before the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit during the successful challenge to the National Labor Relations Board’s Notice Posting Rule brought by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.

Learn more about Benjamin P. Glass


  • J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina, 1993
  • B.A., College of Charleston, 1988

Admittance to Practice

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • South Carolina Bar Association (Employment and Labor Law Section)
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Performance Driven Forum - "Making the Tough Call: Real World Ethical Dilemmas for In-House" - Greer - June 22, 2017
  • 2011 - South Carolina Bar Continuing Legal Education division - Co-Editor - "Lawyers As Employers: A Guide To South Carolina Employment Law for Small Firms and Solo Practitioners"
  • January 8, 2014 - Virginia Lawyers Weekly - "National Labor Relations Board Opts Not To Appeal Notice Posting Rule"
  • June 14, 2013 - Lexology - "Fourth Circuit Joins D.C. Circuit in Striking Down NLRB Notice Posting Rule"
  • March 5, 2012 - HR Specialist - "Court Upholds Controversial Pro-Union Poster"

Best Lawyers Award Badge

  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-present)
  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Insights by Benjamin P. Glass