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James F. Glunt • Shareholder

Ogletree Deakins • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Ogletree Deakins
Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
phone 412-394-3339
fax  412-232-1799


Jay Glunt helps clients avoid employment litigation and minimize risk through counseling on subjects such as reductions in force, restructurings, best practices for policies and procedures, hire/fire and disciplinary decisions, work/family balance issues, and maintaining compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Litigation cannot always be avoided; and, therefore, a significant portion of Jay’s practice involves management of employment litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before administrative agencies.  Such litigation sometimes requires defense of a client’s interests, and other times requires enforcement of a client’s rights.  With the rise in overtime collective actions and other employment class actions, Jay has developed specialized knowledge avoiding and defending such cases. Jay negotiates and drafts executive employment contracts and deals with issues relating to executive employment, compensation, termination, and severance.  He enjoys assisting on business transactions through the review and drafting of employment forms and agreements (employment contracts, handbooks, executive compensation plans, severance plans, release agreements and restrictive covenants).

Jay served for 10 years as a member of the Dormont (PA) Zoning Hearing Board and he has served on the board of the civic organization Sustainable Pittsburgh.

Jay was recognized in Philadelphia Magazine as a member of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star list for five consecutive years (2005-2009).

Activities, Awards, Acknowledgments

Allegheny County Bar Association (Council member, Federal Court Section), Pennsylvania Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section), American Inns of Court (Associate, Pittsburgh Chapter), United Way of Allegheny County (Agency Assessment Review), Dormont (PA) Zoning Hearing Board, Sustainable Pittsburgh (board member), Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (Individual Gifts Committee member)


  • College: B.S, Pennsylvania State University, 1993
  • Law School: J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 2000 Editor-in-chief, Duquesne Law Review

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U.S. Supreme Court
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