John C. Glancy

Shareholder Greenville

Mr. Glancy is a shareholder in the Firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office, and he co-chairs the Firm’s nationwide Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets practice group.  He has extensive experience litigating high stakes matters in this area and regularly secures temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief in matters involving restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality agreements), misappropriation of trade secrets, and claims for tortious interference, unfair competition, and related claims.  Mr. Glancy also regularly represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, leaves of absence, employment agreements and policies, and related federal and state litigation.  He also regularly assists clients with contract disputes, intellectual property issues, whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, counseling management and conducting management training seminars, and representing employers before state administrative agencies.

Mr. Glancy was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, and he grew up in Naples, Florida. After serving for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Glancy attended the University of South Carolina, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English in 1991. Mr. Glancy then attended the University of Florida College of Law, where he graduated with honors in 1994. While in law school, he received honors in Legal Research and Writing and the book awards for the highest grade in Appellate Advocacy and Family Law. Mr. Glancy also served as a tutor in contracts law for the College's Council of Ten.


Reported Cases:

  • Beltrami v. Special Counsel, 170 Fed. Appx. 61 (11th Cir. 2006)
  • Saffold v. Special Counsel, Inc., 147 Fed. Appx. 949 (11th Cir. 2005)
  • Collier v. Milliken & Co., 47 Fed. Appx. 645 (4th Cir. 2002)
  • Morrow v. Am. Bag Corp., 23 Fed. Appx. 450 (6th Cir. 2001)
  • Moorad v. Affordable Interior Sys., LLC, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6309 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 18, 2012)
  • Wilson v. Benyon Sports Surfaces, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137917 (N.D. Ga. Dec. 1, 2011)
  • Milliken & Co. v. Smith, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 27685 (D.S.C. Mar. 16, 2011)
  • Koosharem Corp. v. Spec Personnel, LLC, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89023 (D.S.C. Oct. 31, 2008)
  • Dawkins v. Milliken & Co., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40645 (D.S.C. May 21, 2008)
  • Celtic Maint. Servs. v. Garrett Aviation Servs., LLC, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93715 (S.D. Ga. Dec. 21, 2007)
  • Gamble v. Milliken & Co., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21035 (D.S.C. 2007)
  • Richardson v. JM Smith Corp., 473 F. Supp. 2d 1317 (D. Ga. 2007)
  • Beltrami v. Special Counsel, Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46402 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 17, 2005)
  • Beltrami v. Special Counsel, Inc., 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46410 (N.D. Ga. Feb. 11, 2005)
  • Zhou v. LaGrange Acad. Inc., 266 Ga. App. 445 (Ga. Ct. App. 2004)
  • Wilde v. Florida Pneumatic Mfg. Corp., 941 F. Supp. 1203 (D. Fla. 1996)

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Intellectual Property Sections)
  • Florida Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law and Out of State Practitioner’s Sections)
  • State Bar of Georgia (Labor and Employment Law and Entertainment Law Sections)
  • State Bar of South Carolina (Labor and Employment law)
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association
  • Atlanta and Greenville Bar Associations
  • Society for Human Resource Management


  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''As the World Turns: Protecting Trade Secrets, Customer Relationships, and Intellectual Property When Employees Leave'' - Phoenix - May 10, 2018
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Emerging Issues in Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets Law'' - Boca Raton - November 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Hey! Give Back My Clients and Trade Secrets . . . and that Stapler!'' - San Diego - May 04, 2017
  • 2016 South Carolina Bar Convention - ''Onboard and Offboarding in the Digital Age – Protecting Your Trade Secrets and Confidential Information Against Unfair Competition'' - Greenville - January 20, 2017
  • Lorman Webinar - ''The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: What Lawyers Need to Know'' - December 06, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: What Lawyers Need to Know'' - May 17, 2016
  • Employment Litigation — Discovery, Trial, and Settlement - ''Litigating Trade Secrets and Noncompete Cases in Georgia'' - Atlanta - March 27, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins webinar - ''Non-Compete Agreements: What You Need to Know to Avoid Unfair Competition'' - September 28, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Managing Multi-Jurisdiction Noncompete and Trade Secrets Litigation Using Choice of Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction Agreements'' - Chicago - May 2011
  • Human Resources Law Update - ''Drafting and Enforcing Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Disclosure Agreements and Protecting Your Trade Secrets'' - Greenville - February 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Disloyalty, Departures, And Misappropriation – Protecting Your Business Assets'' - Las Vegas - May 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Employee Disloyalty, Departures, And Unfair Competition – Protecting Your Business Assets'' - Miami - May 2009
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - ''Employment Agreements – Use Them to Protect Your Customers, Goodwill, and Intellectual Property'' - Greenville - March 2009
  • Society for Human Resource Management - ''Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994'' - Greenwood - September 2006
  • Human Resources Law Update - ''Management of Electronic Documents and E-Litigation Under the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure'' - Greenville - February 2006
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - ''Employees Come and Go – How to Protect your Confidential Information and Trade Secrets'' - Greenville - June 2005
  • Ogletree Deakins Breakfast Briefing - ''How to Deal Effectively with the Pro Se Plaintiff'' - Atlanta - April 2004
  • Council on Education in Management - ''Deciphering Whether Your Employee Has a ‘Serious Health Condition’: Preventing Misuse and Abuse of the FMLA'' - Atlanta - March 2004
  • National Business Institute - ''Avoiding Discrimination and Retaliation Liabilities – Interviewing and Hiring'' - Atlanta - October 2003
  • Fifteenth Annual Southern Conference on Children - ''ABC’s of Employment Laws: Introduction to Interviewing and Hiring'' - Statesboro - March 2002
  • HalfMoon Seminars - ''Georgia Employment Laws'' - Atlanta - May 2001

Published Works


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Media Quotes

September 09, 2016 - SHRM Online - "Overreaching Noncompetes Criticized in New York and Illinois"
May 23, 2016 - South Carolina Lawyers Weekly - "COA shoots down geographic restriction in non-compete case"
December 22, 2014 - InsideCounsel - "3 Major Law Firms Share Their Stories on Giving Back to Veterans"