Search form

Donald E. English, Jr.


P 410-415-2007
F 410-415-2001


Donald “Donny” E. English, Jr. is a Principal in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. English is an experienced trial attorney having tried numerous jury and bench trials in federal and state court. He has more than 19 years of experience litigating employment matters and assisting major corporations in the development and establishment of employment policies, procedures, and training programs. 

Mr. English advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, 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.

Mr. English is the co-leader of the Jackson Lewis Automotive Industry Team. He also represents employers in a variety of industries, including the healthcare, higher education and technology. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. English was a principal at Miles & Stockbridge and was an associate at Morgan Lewis. Mr. English also served as an officer in the Air Force prior to his legal career.

Recent Litigation Experience

  • Oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Court in 2019 in a breach of employment agreement dispute    
  • Lead 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 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 for defendant   
  • 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

Honors and Recognitions

Donald E. English, Jr.
Rated by Super Lawyers

loading ...

Professional Associations and Activities

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • LIGHT Health and Wellness Comprehensive Service, Inc., Board Chair
  • Higher Achievement, Inc., Board Member

Published Works

  • “Mid-Year Employment Law Update,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Baltimore Chapter Newsletter [September 2019] [Co-Author]
  • “Virginia Attempts, Maryland Succeeds, In Limiting Non-Competes for Low Wage Employees,” Jackson Lewis Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Report [June 2019] [Co-Author]
  • “Navigating the Changing Landscape of Non-Competes,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Baltimore Chapter Newsletter [April 2019] [Co-Author]
  • “Maryland Releases Report to Modernize State Procurement,” M&S Industry Alert (December 13, 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “Civil Fines Under False Claims Act Are Subject to Eighth Amendment Review,” 16 No. 11 Envtl. Compliance & Litig. Strategy 3 (January 1, 2001) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Non-Competes and Restrictive Covenants Under Assault,” National Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar [August 21, 2019] (presenter)
  • “The Top 10 Employment Law Issues of 2017,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Baltimore Chapter (December 15, 2017) (presenter)
  • “The Developing False Claims Act Law,” MACPA Forensic Valuation Conference (April 25, 2016) (presenter)

See AllDonald E. English, Jr. in the News

Showing 1-3 of 5
Most Read
December 1, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q3 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter

December 1, 2017

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the third quarter of 2017.  This edition includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Chairman, Board of Directors liaison, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diversity-related achievements, activities,... Read More

October 8, 2017
The Washington Post

Donny English Comments on Frederick County Schools' New Transgender Student Policies

October 8, 2017

Donny English comments on new transgender protection policies in Frederick County, Md. schools that are regarded as some of the most progressive in the state in "Transgender students prevail with school policy in Maryland," published by The Washington Post. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 25, 2017

Jackson Lewis' Recent Expansions in San Francisco, Baltimore and Kansas City Highlighted

July 25, 2017

Jackson Lewis' recent additions of Donald “Donny” E. English Jr., Shelly Freeman and D’Anne L. Gleicher are featured in "Jackson Lewis Expands In San Francisco, Baltimore, Kansas," published by Law360 Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

Showing 1-3 of 5

See AllBlog Posts by Donald E. English, Jr.

Virginia Attempts, Maryland Succeeds, in Limiting Non-Competes For Low-Wage Employees
June 7, 2019

In numerous states throughout the country, legislatures are moving to limit the use and enforcement of non-compete and other restrictive covenant agreements. Two such states, Maryland and Virginia, are seeking to curtail such agreements with regard to low-wage employees. Read More