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Donald E. English Jr. Named Lexology North America 2024 Award Winner for Labor, Employment and Benefits

NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2024) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Donald “Donny” E. English Jr. has been named a recipient of the Lexology North America Awards 2024 in the “Labour Employment & Benefits” category. Award recipients will be honored on June 20, 2024, at 48 Wall Street in New York City.  


“Donny exemplifies the very best in the legal profession,” said Firm Chair Kevin Lauri. “He continues to impress colleagues and clients with his legal acumen, dedication to client service and his ability to lead. On behalf of the firm, I extend my sincerest congratulations to Donny and look forward to celebrating his continued success.”


Donny serves on the firm’s Board of Directors, is office managing principal of the Baltimore office and co-leads the Trials and Appeals group. He is an experienced trial attorney, having tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court, and is a member of the Jackson Lewis National Trial Team. Donny 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. He also advises and represents employers in a variety of industries in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants and retaliation claims.


Some of Donny’s recent experience as lead counsel includes a race discrimination, harassment and retaliation trial in the Circuit Court for the State of Oregon for the County of Multnomah. He successfully obtained judgment for the defendant after a two-week trial. Additionally, Donny recently served as lead counsel in a False Claims Act jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He successfully obtained a defense verdict after a three-week trial.


“It is an honor to be recognized in the ‘Labour Employment & Benefits’ category,” said Donny. “Helping our clients create fair and productive workplaces has always been at the core of my practice, so to be recognized for doing so is truly rewarding. I look forward to continuing to partner with our clients with the most precise and responsive counsel alongside my Jackson Lewis colleagues.”


Lexology conducted an in-depth analysis of in-house and private practice lawyers and legal departments worldwide to determine this year’s winners. This research culminates in the annual Lexology Awards: North America, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of the world’s leading practitioners across various practice areas and sectors.


Donny earned his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and his B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy.

About Jackson Lewis    
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 1,000+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.    

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