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David E. Nagle • Shareholder

Jackson Lewis, LLP • Richmond, Virginia

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Jackson Lewis, LLP
321 W. Franklin St.
Suite 1420
Richmond, Virginia 23220
phone (804) 648-4077
fax  (804) 649-0403


David Nagle is a Partner in the Richmond office of Jackson Lewis LLP. He is frequently called upon to represent employers in all manner of litigation arising from the employment relationship, including claims based on 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. In addition, 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). He practices primarily in the federal courts throughout the country, and appears before state courts in Virginia. He represents employers before administrative agencies, including the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor, and his practice includes traditional labor law matters, where he assists employers with union avoidance and decertification.

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. His clients include employers in both the private and public sectors, including one of the world?s largest airlines, a prominent national retail chain, financial institutions, publishers, manufacturers, local government and trade associations.

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), has 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, has served on the Executive Council of the Labor Relations and Employment Law section of the Virginia Bar Association, and is active in the Equal Employment Opportunity and Employee Rights & Responsibilities Committees of the ABA?s Labor and Employment Law Section.

Mr. Nagle has received recognition from his peers. He is listed 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 eight years that Virginia Business has published such a list, and was first among employment lawyers in Richmond magazine?s ?Top Lawyers? rankings.


  • College: College of William & Mary, B.A., 1976
  • Law School: University of Richmond, J.D., 1981
  • Other: Georgetown University, LL.M, 1983

Bar Admissions

Virginia (1981)
U.S. Supreme Court (1994)
2nd Circuit Court of Appeals (1986)
4th Circuit Court of Appeals (1981)
5th Circuit Court of Appeals (2005)
6th Circuit Court of Appeals (2001)
7th Circuit Court of Appeals (1998)
8th Circuit Court of Appeals (2000)
1th Circuit Court of Appeals (2002)
DC Circuit Court of Appeals (1984)
Virginia Eastern District Court (1981)
Virginia Western District Court (1981)
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