Glen Mertens

Glen is a commercial litigator with extensive trial and appellate experience. He has represented management in employment defense matters, as well as plaintiffs in wrongful termination, discrimination, and wage-hour disputes. He is licensed, and has tried cases, in state and federal courts, and relevant administrative agencies. Glen has decades of experience representing management in labor and employment matters, including wrongful termination, EEO litigation, wage-hour disputes, union organizing campaigns and elections, arbitrations, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges before NLRB, strike preparation for unionized clients, administrative trials of discrimination charges before FECH, Cal-OSHA appeals, trade secret/proprietary information litigation, drafting of human resources materials, and general labor-related advice.

Glen has been practicing in Los Angeles state and federal courts since 1981. While at Ford & Harrison, LLP, Glen was the first-chair trial attorney for many cases tried in Los Angeles. He has briefed and argued appeals to the California Courts of Appeal and to the Federal Ninth Circuit.

Glen graduated with a B.A., 1978, magna cum laude, at Claremont Men’s College; and with a J.D., 1981, from University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley, he served as Executive Editor of the California Law Review.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Federal Circuit


J.D., University of California,
Berkeley, 1981,
Executive Editor, California Law Review

B.A., Claremont Men’s
College, 1978,
Magna Cum Laude