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Donna M. Glover

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Donna Glover assists clients with matters relating to day-to-day management issues, minimizing exposure, charges of discrimination and wage complaints, and various employment-related litigations.

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Professional Biography

Overview

Ms. Glover represents a wide variety of clients, including construction, property management, and scientific and technology solution companies, and not-for-profit organizations. She advises clients on day-to-day management issues relating to employees, guides clients in a way that minimizes exposure, defends them against charges of discrimination and wage complaints filed with the federal, state, and local agencies, and handles various employment-related litigation matters.

As a part of her proactive approach with clients, she identifies training needs and designs and facilitates training for managers and employees on various topics, such as #MeToo and workplace civility, handling workplace investigations, federal, state, and local employment law developments, ADA and FMLA compliance, and wage and hour developments and compliance.

As a litigator, she represents employers before federal, state and local administrative agencies, defends employers in federal and state courts, and investigates and responds to demand letters and assists clients with investigating and responding to internal complaints. She routinely drafts, reviews and provides counsel on various documents governing the employer-employee relationship, including handbooks, employment agreements, separation agreements, settlement agreements, and other employment-related contracts.

Ms. Glover brings to her practice invaluable client-side experience. Prior to practicing law, she held human resources and management positions in the retail, wholesale and advertising/marketing industries. She is also a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).

Representative Matters
  • Defended a large public university based in Washington, D.C. in a lawsuit filed by a former employee alleging retaliation under the False Claims Act, wrongful termination, and breach of contract. Secured dismissal or summary judgment on all claims filed by the plaintiff.

  • Defended a large law firm in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging wage and hour violations. Reached a favorable settlement for the client to avoid costs of litigation.

  • Filed a lawsuit against a former employee of a large financial institution for misappropriation of confidential company documents alleging violations of the Computer Abuse and Fraud Act, the Stored Communications Act, breach of contract for violations of a non-disclosure agreement, and declaratory judgment with respect to the termination reason.

  • Defended a large property management company in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging national origin discrimination and retaliation. After discovering that plaintiff had forged documents she submitted in discovery, reached a settlement in the case for a nominal amount.

  • Defended a property management company in a lawsuit brought by a former employee alleging sexual harassment and sex stereotyping. Secured dismissal of the case by a federal court after discovering that plaintiff had submitted fraudulent documents as a part of her discovery responses.

  • Defended a technology company and one of its employees against a lawsuit brought by the employee's former employer alleging breach of a non-competition agreement as well as related claims against the technology company. During the discovery phase of the case, secured a favorable voluntary dismissal of the complaint, with prejudice.

Professional Honors & Activities

Professional Memberships

Community Service

  • Board of Directors – Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
  • Pro Bono Service – Garwyn Oaks Northwest Housing Center

Honoraries

  • Listed as a Maryland Rising Star in Maryland Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor (2016)
Professional Background
  • Employment Associate, Jackson Lewis, PC
  • Employment and Labor Associate, Thomas & Libowitz, PA
  • Employment Litigation Associate, Venable, LLP
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Ellen L. Hollander, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
  • Law Clerk, Kollman & Saucier, PA
Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Recent Developments in Federal and State Employment Laws," CHRA Monthly Education Program for HR Practitioners (March 2020)
  • "2020 Vision: A Look Back at 2019 Employment Law Developments and a Look Ahead at 2020," ABC Baltimore Construction HR Forum (February 2020)
  • "Managing Complex Leave Issues: Case Studies," Worldwide Employee Benefits Network Baltimore Chapter Meeting (January 2020)
  • "Managing Complex Leave Issues: Case Studies," 14th Annual Chesapeake Human Resources Association Fall Employment Law Conference (November 2019)
  • "Up in Smoke: Weed in the Workplace What You Need to Know," HMS Associates Construction Client Education Session (October 2019)
  • "Hot Topics in Employment Law," Maryland Bankers' Association Inaugural Human Capital Management Forum (September 2019)
  • "Employment Law Date," Heath Facilities Association of Maryland's The Essentials of Quality Care Conference (June 2019)
  • "UNIVERSAL? YOU BET – How the D.C. Universal Paid Leave Act Will Affect Businesses," Greater Washington Society of CPAs, Washington, D.C. (April 2019)
  • "Sharing the Legislative Love," CHRA Monthly Education Program for HR Practitioners (February 2019)
  • "Navigating the Workplace Fraud Act and SB 853" (January 2019)
  • 13th Annual Chesapeake Human Resources Association (CHRA) Fall Employment Law Conference (November 2018)
  • Speaker at the Inaugural ABC Baltimore Construction HR Forum (November 2018)
  • "Defending Your Hill," Susquehanna Human Resources Association Member Education Session (September 2018)
  • "Defending Your Hill," HMS Associates Construction Client Education Session (May 2018)
  • Maryland Legislative Webinar for CHRA (February 2018)
  • "Take Back Control? Tackling the Toughest Leave Management Issues," 12th Annual CHRA Fall Employment Law Conference (November 2017)
  • "CHRA Program 'Defending Your Hill'," CHRA Monthly Education Program for HR Practitioners (September 2017)
  • "Back to Basics L&E Half-Day Seminar" (May 2017)
  • "Leave Management Workshop: An Interactive Session Tackling the Toughest Leave Management Issues" (March 2017)
  • 11th Annual CHRA Fall Employment Law Conference, The 2016 Maryland Legislative Session [Ober|Kaler] (November 2016)
Webinars
Videos

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2006, magna cum laude
    • Heuisler Honor Society
    • University of Baltimore Law Review
      • Associate Comments Editor, 2005 – 2006
      • Staff Member, 2004 – 2005
    • National Labor Law Moot Court Competition Oralist Award, 2006
    • Dean's Service Award, 2006
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.A.S., 1985
  • Washington College, B.A. in Economics, 1982, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

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