Tibor Nagy Jr.

Office Managing Shareholder Tucson | Phoenix

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.


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.

Professional Activities and Speeches

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)


  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''Internal Investigations and the Attorney-Client Privilege-I'm Covered, Right?'' - Phoenix - June 19, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''DOL Wage and Hour Investigations, Regulations, and Litigation: Everything Old Is New Again'' - Scottsdale - October 03, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Complex Leave Issues Under the FMLA/ADA'' - Tucson - April 10, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years'' - Tucson - April 10, 2014
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''The Arizona Employment Protection Act: Still Some Crazy Questions After All These Years'' - Scottsdale - October 04, 2013


Media Quotes

January 23, 2013 - KGUN-TV - "Labor union membership hits lowest level since 1930s"
August 21, 2011 - The HR Specialist: California Employment Law - "Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law, Backs E-Verify"

Published Works