Donald E. "Donny" English Jr.

Donald E. "Donny" English Jr.


Jackson Lewis P.C.

Recognized since 2024

Baltimore, Maryland

Practice Areas

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Donald “Donny” E. English, Jr. is the office managing principal of the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Donny also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and is co-leader of the firm’s Trials and Appeals practice group. He is an experienced trial attorney having tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court and a member of the Jackson Lewis National Trial Team. He has more than 20 years of experience litigating employment matters and assisting major corporations with internal investigations and in the development and establishment of employment policies, procedures, and training programs.

Donny advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, and retaliation claims. He also advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, resolve employee relations problems, and satisfy legitimate employee expectations.

Donny also represents employers in a variety of industries, including automotive, healthcare, higher education, retail, construction, financial services, and technology. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Donny was a principal at an international law firm. He served as an officer in the Air Force prior to his legal career and is the co-leader of the Jackson Lewis Veterans Attorney resource group.

Recent Litigation Experience
  • Lead trial counsel in a 2023 race discrimination, harassment and retaliation trial in the Circuit Court for the State of Oregon for the County of Multnomah. Successfully obtained judgement for defendant after a two-week trial.
  • Lead trial counsel in a 2022 False Claims Act jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Successfully obtained a defense verdict after a three-week trial.
  • Lead trial counsel in 2022 constructive discharge jury trial in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Successfully obtained judgement for defendant after a two-week trial and appeal.
  • Lead trial counsel for plaintiff construction company in a 2021 unfair competition jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland involving 9 claims and 11 defendants. After a four-week trial, Donny successfully obtained jury verdict on all claims and an award of $7.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
  • Lead trial counsel in a 2021 class action jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Successfully obtained defense verdict on class claim.
  • Lead counsel in 2021 age discrimination arbitration hearing. Successfully obtained defense verdict on all claims after three-day hearing and post-hearing briefs.
  • Lead counsel in 2021 temporary restraining order action involving a challenge to client’s vaccine mandate policy. Donny successfully obtained order denying motion for temporary restraining order.
  • Successfully obtained an order affirming defense verdict after oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court in 2019 in a breach of employment agreement dispute.
  • Lead trial counsel in a 2018 bench trial in the United States District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania in a breach of employment agreement dispute. Successfully obtained judgment for defendant.
  • Lead trial counsel in a 2018 jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in sexual harassment dispute. Successfully obtained defense verdict.
  • Obtained a defense verdict after a two-week trial in federal court for major U.S. automobile manufacturer in a sexual harassment action.
  • Defeated motion for temporary restraining order on behalf of employee of a major marketing company in an action to enforce non-compete agreement.
  • Obtained a defense verdict after a two-week jury trial in state court as lead counsel for a major U.S. automobile manufacturer in products liability action.
  • Obtained favorable ruling as lead counsel for a major communications company in state court bench trial involving an easement dispute.
  • Represented major university in a bench trial in federal court bench trial involving a patent dispute.

Location
  • 2800 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 200
    Baltimore, MD 21209

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

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