Glisan, Luke

Glisan, Luke

Practice Focus

Luke Glisan is a partner in the firm’s Chicago Office. Luke focuses on local government law and represents school districts, municipalities and park districts. He provides counseling and litigation services on issues involving the labor and employment relationship for employers large and small, board policy, and day-to-day governance issues. 

Professional Background

Prior to Tressler, Luke worked as Senior Counsel for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) where he advised senior leadership on the design and implementation of policy initiatives, such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility program that sought to improve educational outcomes for all students while loosening certain requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). In addition, Luke collaborated with the Department of Justice to defend against lawsuits challenging ED’s policy initiatives and regulations. Luke also prepared ED officials to testify at congressional hearings.

Prior to serving at ED, Luke practiced at a Chicago law firm concentrating in school law and labor law. He handled a number of single plaintiff and class-action cases involving Title VII or other types of discrimination claims and worked with a consortium of public and private-sector leaders to design and present public education reform legislation to the Illinois legislature. After graduating from law school, Luke clerked for Federal district court Judge, the Honorable Paul R. Cherry.