David E. Nagle - Jackson Lewis P.C.

David E. Nagle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 804-212-2850

David E. Nagle is a Shareholder in the Richmond office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  He is frequently called upon to counsel and represent employers with respect to a wide range of issues arising in the workplace, including allegations of employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, unpaid wages, defamation, invasion of privacy, and various other statutory, contract and tort claims. Mr. Nagle has considerable experience in trial and appellate courts enforcing agreements to arbitrate workplace claims, including his successful argument on behalf of the employer in Circuit City Stores v. Adams, 532 U.S. 105 (2001).  His practice also includes traditional labor law matters, where he assists employers with union avoidance, bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, and labor disputes.

Much of Mr. Nagle’s time is devoted to counseling employers with respect to personnel policies and practices, in an effort to ensure awareness of and compliance with applicable employment laws, in order to avoid the disruption, expense and uncertainty of litigation.  To that end, he assists employers in developing and implementing employee handbooks, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and arbitration programs, and provides management training. 

Mr. Nagle is a Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law. where he teaches Labor Law.  He has taught classes on employment law at the University of Richmond Management Institute and the Medical College of Virginia School of Health Administration, and has given approximately 300 presentations around the country to a wide range of professional, trade, civic and academic audiences.  He was the editor of the Virginia Employment Law Letter (2003-2006), published several articles on employment topics, and authored a weekly column on employment law topics in the Richmond Times-Dispatch for several years.  He is on the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators for employment cases, and served on the Executive Council of the Labor Relations and Employment Law section of the Virginia Bar Association.

Mr. Nagle has received recognition from his peers, in his selection as a Fellow of The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, his listing in "The Best Lawyers in America" as well as in "Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business."  He has been selected as one of the “Legal Elite” for each of the six years that Virginia Business magazine has published such a list, and was first among employment lawyers in Richmond magazine’s “Top Lawyers” rankings.

College of William and MaryUniversity of RichmondJ.D. 1981Georgetown University
American Arbitration AssociationThe College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Virginia Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Circuit City Stores, Inc. v. Adams, 532 U.S. 105 (2001) — The Federal Arbitration Act applies to and may be relied upon to enforce agreements to arbitrate individual claims arising out of the employment relationship. 
Other Court Recognition
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 6th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

Office Location

701 East Byrd Street, Seventeenth Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Richmond Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Richmond Metro Area
David E. Nagle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!David E. Nagle has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice (Arbitration, Federal, Labor and Employment, Supreme Court)
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment