James I. Glasser

Partner

James I. Glasser
Partner
offices New Haven
New York
phone 203-498-4313
fax203-782-2889
emailjglasser@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile


Biography

James is a Partner at Wiggin and Dana and the Chair of its Litigation Department. James is a seasoned advocate who has successfully represented corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation and in investigations and prosecutions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the U.S. Department of State, the federal Department of Commerce, State Attorneys General, and other federal and state regulators. Mr. Glasser also regularly conducts internal investigations and ensures corporate compliance for companies, including those in the defense, financial, and healthcare industries.

Mr. Glasser is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also teaches trial practice at Yale Law School. When he was employed by the DOJ, Mr. Glasser was a frequent lecturer at its National Advocacy Center. He helped design and develop the DOJ's course on advanced trial advocacy. Mr. Glasser has been chosen for listing in the litigation category of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers. He is described by interviewees as "a consummate professional" and "a great strategist." He is experienced in areas such as securities disputes, False Claims Act litigation, and FCPA matters. Mr. Glasser also has been chosen by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of White Collar Criminal Defense. Benchmark Litigation, 2015 edition, has recognized Mr. Glasser as a "litigation star" in the categories of Appellate and White Collar/Enforcement/Investigations. In 2015, Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Glasser as one of the 10 best lawyers in Connecticut. In 2015, Mr. Glasser was selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune to receive its inaugural Professional Excellence Award, which honors attorneys with 30 or more years of experience and who have made substantial contributions to the practice of law.

Mr. Glasser is also an accomplished appellate lawyer, having briefed and argued 49 cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Glasser serves on the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, was appointed by the Judges of the District Court as Chair of the Federal Grievance Committee for the District of Connecticut, has served on the Merit Selection Committee to consider the appointment of the Chief Federal Public Defender for Connecticut, and has served on a committee to consider the reappointment of Connecticut's U.S. Magistrate Judges.

Prior to joining Wiggin and Dana, Mr. Glasser was a federal prosecutor for 19 years with the U. S. Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut, where he held senior positions such as Counsel to the U. S. Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of Appeals, and Assistant In-Charge of the Fairfield County U. S. Attorney's Office. In addition, he chaired Connecticut's Corporate Fraud Working Group, the Financial Fraud Working Group, and Connecticut's Anti Gang and Project Safe Neighborhoods initiatives. Mr. Glasser was appointed to serve on the U. S. Attorney General's Criminal Chiefs' Working Group and was appointed to lead Connecticut's Anti-Terrorism Task Force immediately after September 11, 2001.

During his tenure as a prosecutor, Mr. Glasser investigated and prosecuted complex criminal cases involving a variety of federal offenses, including official and political corruption, corporate fraud and financial institution fraud, tax violations, civil rights violations, export control offenses, money laundering, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations, violent crime, and drug trafficking. Mr. Glasser received numerous awards and commendations for his service as a prosecutor, including the DOJ's Director's Award and the District of Connecticut's coveted "Standing Tall" award.

Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Glasser was a litigation associate at the New York office of Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon, where he worked on complex multi-district litigation, civil RICO, fraud, contract, and Medicaid fraud matters.

As a defense lawyer, Mr. Glasser has lectured at the New York County Lawyer's Association, the Society for International Affairs, the American Internal Health Care Auditors Association, the Connecticut Hospital Association, the Connecticut Bar Association's Federal Practice Section, and many other forums. Mr. Glasser is on the Board of Editors at the Federal Bar Council Quarterly and has authored numerous articles of interest to defense counsel. Mr. Glasser serves on the Federal Bar Council's Criminal Procedure Committee.

Mr. Glasser is a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Association and a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, and the Society for International Affairs. He also serves on the regional board of the Anti-Defamation League and on the Advisory Board for Connecticut's Juvenile Training School. Mr. Glasser also serves on the Board of CT Star—a 501(c)(3) corporation that supports Connecticut's Support Court initiative. Mr. Glasser is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut and to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the District Courts in Connecticut and in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council

Advisories

03.24.2016Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Cyber Theft of Export-Controlled Technology
02.18.2016CMS Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Overpayments
11.05.2015U.S. Files Criminal Complaint Against Individual for Alleged ITAR Violations
06.22.2015Five Tips from Wiggin and Dana's Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
05.01.2015Getting the Board on Board: The OIG Releases Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight
06.18.2014Export Basics For The UAV Industry
04.09.2014Proper Prescription and Controlled Substance Practices: A Review of Federal and State Requirements
04.09.2014The Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System
03.17.2014Commerce Department Hints at Broadening Export Enforcement
05.13.2013Office of Inspector General Releases Guidance on Compliance with Exclusion List Screening
04.26.2013Office of Inspector General Revamps Self-Disclosure Protocol
11.19.2012The DOJ and SEC Release Important New FCPA Guidelines
11.23.2011"Family Remittances" from U.S. to Iran Not Prohibited by Iranian Transactions Regulations
09.22.2011New Laws Add More Muscle to Connecticut False Claims Act
02.03.2011Recent Developments Highlight The Breadth of OIG's Exclusion Authority
11.10.2010Summary of Wiggin and Dana's Third Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
09.20.2010Bureau of Industry and Security Seeking Comments on 7 New Best Practices
04.20.2010Health Care Reform's Quiet Boost for Program Integrity
03.26.2010A Rule Change and Amendments to False Claims Act Signal More Aggressive DOJ Civil Enforcement
11.04.2009Summary of Wiggin and Dana's Second Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
03.11.2009Billing Federal Health Care Programs for Excluded Individuals and Entities is a Government Enforcement Priority
12.19.2008OIG Issues Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Nursing Facilities
09.29.2008New Data Privacy Law in Connecticut Imposes Stiff Penalties

Published Works

02.05.2018DOJ's New FCPA Enforcement Policy: Clarity for Companies and a Warning for IndividualsConnecticut Law Tribune
10.30.2017Restitution for the Corporate VictimConnecticut Law Tribune
07.17.2017Exploring the Boundaries of the Fifth AmendmentConnecticut Law Tribune
06.29.2017Fourth Amendment Exception Allows Customs to Search Personal DevicesConnecticut Law Tribune, May 24, 2017 edition
09.28.2015Abacus Federal Savings Bank And the Dangers of Cooperation Without RepresentationNew York Law Journal
02.01.20152014's Top Second Circuit Decisions from ConnecticutConnecticut Lawyer, Vol. 25, No. 6
12.13.2014P.T. Barnum, Justice Harlan, and Connecticut's Role in the Development of the Right to PrivacyFederal Bar Council Quarterly, Sept./Oct./Nov. 2014, Vol. XXII, No. 1
08.21.2014Jeffrey A. Meyer 
Appointed U.S. District Judge for the District of ConnecticutFederal Bar Council Quarterly, June/July/August 2014
02.01.20122011's Top Eleven Second Circuit Decisions from ConnecticutConnecticut Lawyer, February 2012
02.01.2011David B. Fein: Connecticut's 50th U.S. AttorneyFederal Bar Council Quarterly, Vol. XVIII, No. 2
06.01.2010Prepare for stepped-up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActCompliance & Ethics Professional, Vol. 7 / No. 3
03.15.2010Connecticut False Claims Act: A New Arrow in the Quiver of State RegulatorsConnecticut Medicine, Volume 74, No. 3
03.01.2010The Top Nine of 2009Connecticut Lawyer
05.28.2009Restitution for the Corporate VictimCriminal Litigation, the Newsletter of the ABA's Section of Litigation, Committee on Criminal Litigation, Spring 2009
08.29.2008Good E-Mail Practices Will Help to Avoid ‘Smoking Gun' E-MailsWhite Collar Crime Report - BNA, Inc.
08.07.2008Rulings Shrink Money Laundering StatutesConnecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 34, No. 29
07.30.2008The Need For Expert TestimonyConnecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 34, No. 21
07.21.2008Rulings Shrink Money Laundering StatutesConnecticut Law Tribune
12.12.2007Electronic Case Filing: Balancing Public Access with the Need to Protect the Integrity of Investigation and the Safety of WitnessesCommittee on Criminal Litigation Newsletter - Fall 2007 Vol. 7 No. 1
12.12.2007United States v. Stein - Was the Government's Conduct Outrageous?Criminal Litigation, the Newsletter of the ABA's Section of Litigation, Committee on Criminal Litigation, Fall 2007
03.30.2005Conflicts of Interest in Criminal Cases: Protecting the Sixth Amendment Right to Effective Assistance of CounselCommittee on Criminal Litigation Newsletter, ABA Section on Litigation, Spring 2005

News

08.15.2018Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 29 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
07.25.2018Wiggin and Dana Trade Compliance Team "Highly Commended" in WorldECR Awards 2018 (USA)
06.04.2018Connecticut Law Tribune Names Wiggin and Dana 2018 Litigation Department of the Year
05.04.2018Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
11.20.2017Super Lawyers Recognize 37 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
10.24.2017Benchmark Litigation 2018 Ranks Eight Wiggin and Dana Partners "Litigation Stars" and Five Partners as "Future Stars"
09.26.2017Connecticut Law Tribune Names Wiggin and Dana 2017 Litigation Department of the Year- General Litigation
08.15.2017Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.05.2017Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
12.01.2016Connecticut Law Tribune Names Wiggin and Dana LLP 2016 Litigation Department of the Year
10.28.2016Super Lawyers Recognizes 40 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.15.2016Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.31.2016Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
02.12.2016Benchmark Litigation Names Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department as The 2016 Connecticut Litigation Department of the Year
11.13.2015SuperLawyers 2015 Recognizes Litigation Department Chair as Top 10 Lawyer in CT
11.04.2015Litigation Department Chair Wins Professional Excellence Award
10.27.2015Benchmark Litigation 2016 Highly Recommends Wiggin and Dana
10.20.2015Wiggin and Dana Partners Honored with the Patriot Award
10.20.2015Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.17.2015Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 31 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
07.07.2015Litigation Department Chair Wins Professional Excellence Award
05.28.2015Wiggin and Dana Receives Litigation Department of the Year Award for White Collar and Government Compliance Practice
05.21.2015Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
03.16.2015Wiggin and Dana Awarded Litigation Department of the Year for Product Liability and for White Collar/Government Compliance
01.30.2015Benchmark Litigation Names Wiggin and Dana Connecticut Law Firm of the Year
10.29.2014Super Lawyers Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
10.21.2014Benchmark Litigation 2015 Highly Recommends Wiggin and Dana
08.19.2014Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.27.2014Chambers USA Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
05.02.2014Wiggin and Dana Awarded Litigation Department of the Year for Government Investigations and Corporate Compliance
03.03.2014Wiggin and Dana Expands White Collar Group
01.20.2014Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Partners
09.30.2013Wiggin and Dana Expands White Collar Practice
09.09.2013Wiggin and Dana Adds Veteran Federal Prosecutor to its White Collar and Art Law Practice Groups
08.15.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 35 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.07.2013Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut and Nationwide Categories
05.22.2013Wiggin and Dana Selected to Receive Litigation Department of the Year Award for Appellate Practice
02.14.2013Wiggin and Dana Announces Leadership Appointments
06.19.2012Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut, New York and Nationwide Categories
04.19.2012Wiggin and Dana Announces 2011 Pro Bono Achievement Award Recipients
10.21.2011Super Lawyers® Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
09.13.2011Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 32 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.18.2010Wiggin and Dana Partner James I. Glasser to
Co-chair White Collar Practice
04.05.2010Wiggin and Dana Partner James I. Glasser Appointed to 2nd Circuit's Committee on Admissions and Grievances
09.21.2007Ex-Prosecutors Find New Home In Private Practice
09.10.2007Wiggin and Dana Expands White-Collar Group as James I. Glasser and Joseph W. Martini Join as Partners

Events

11.07.20172017 ACC Connecticut Compliance Conference
03.28.2017Managing the High-Risk Corporate Crisis: A Nuts & Bolts Approach to Corporate Crisis Intervention
05.30.2016Cybersecurity M&A - Navigating US & Israeli Regulations
05.11.2016International Trade Partners Attend Connecticut-Israel Innovations Showcase
05.14.2015The Seventh Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
04.09.2014Prescription Drug Enforcement: Avoiding an Rx for Disaster
03.14.2014Export Compliance 2014: Present Challenges and Current Trends
10.19.2013Appellate Ethics in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals
04.05.2013Navigating the U.S. Attorneys' Office
04.03.2012Trends/Issues in Active Enforcement
06.16.2011Tackling Ethical Issues Arising in Federal Criminal Cases
04.08.2011Smoking Gun Emails
03.25.2011Attorney Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting
02.10.2011Responding to a Government Investigation Involving Violations of the Export Laws
06.28.2010From Sentencing to Appeal in the Federal Criminal System -- Issues Every Trial Attorney and Appellate Counsel Need to Consider
04.20.20102010 Corporate Compliance Conference
02.25.2010From Verdict to Sentencing in the Federal Criminal System
07.07.2009From Opening Statements to Closing Arguments: Effective Advocacy in Federal Criminal Trials
04.16.2009E-Mail -- Beware the Smoking Gun
03.26.2009From Arraignment to Trial in the Federal Criminal System
02.18.2009From Arrest to Arraignment in the Federal Criminal System
11.14.2008Enforcement Trends and Legal Developments
09.19.2008Federal Investigations – Recent Developments
09.08.2008Anatomy of an Investigation
04.03.2008Compliance Insiders: Industry Best Practices and Effective Tools
02.13.2008From Arrest to Arraignment in the Federal Criminal System

offices New Haven
New York
phone 203-498-4313
fax203-782-2889
emailjglasser@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1985
  • University of New Hampshire, B.A., 1981

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US District Court (District of Connecticut)
  • US District Court (Eastern District of New York)
  • US District Court (Southern District of New York)
  • US Supreme Court


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