Tibor Nagy, Jr.

Profile

Tibor Nagy represents employers in all facets of labor and employment relations law, including discrimination and wrongful discharge cases, wage and hour law, employment contracts and manuals, and labor-management relations. He also provides litigation avoidance advice on a broad spectrum of federal and state employment laws and regulations.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Nagy served as a law clerk to the Honorable William E. Eubank, Arizona Court of Appeals. Following his clerkship, Mr. Nagy joined the regional general practice firm of Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P. as an associate in its labor & employment section, and was a partner with that firm from 1991 to 2006, before joining Ogletree Deakins.

AV Rated Martindale HubbleBest LawyersRanked in Chambers USA 2014Lawyer of the Year

Experience

Experience: 

Mr. Nagy has substantial experience litigating and successfully defending employers in matters in both federal and state courts, including appellate courts and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as before administrative agencies and arbitrators. These matters have included the defense of cases arising under the federal and state employment discrimination statues, wage and hour laws, the ADA, ERISA, the ADEA, and the FMLA. Mr. Nagy also has successfully defended employers against state law claims for wrongful discharge, employment torts, and defamation, and has litigated both the defense and enforcement of restrictive covenants. Many of these cases were favorably decided on motions for summary judgment. 

Mr. Nagy also has considerable past experience defending employers in workers’ compensation claims before the Industrial Commission of Arizona. Additionally, Mr. Nagy is one of only a handful of attorneys located in Tucson, Arizona with experience defending employers before the National Labor Relations Board, including representation elections, and hearings pertaining to representation petitions and unfair labor practice complaints.

Education and Honors

Education: 

J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, 1982
B.A., Economics, University of Arizona, 1979

Honors and Awards: 
  • Arizona Law Review, Note & Comment Editor, 1981-1982
  • Best Lawyers in America (1996-present)
  • Chambers USA (2006-present)
  • Southwest Super Lawyer (2007-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America - Tucson Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year (2013 & 2015); Tucson Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year (2012 & 2014)

Professional Activities

Professional Activities: 
  • State Bar of Arizona (Labor and Employment Law Section; Past Chairman – 1993-1994)
  • American Bar Association (Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Workers’ Compensation Committee)
Speeches:
  • Managing a Workforce in 2014 - "Complex Leave Issues Under the FMLA/ADA" - Tucson - April 10, 2014
  • Managing a Workforce in 2014 - "The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years" - Tucson - April 10, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Managing a Workforce 2014 - "The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years" - Scottsdale - October 4, 2013

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