Wiggin and Dana Partner James I. Glasser Appointed to 2nd Circuit's Committee on Admissions and Grievances

April 5, 2010

Wiggin and Dana LLP is pleased to announce that partner James I. Glasser has been appointed to the Committee on Admissions and Grievances of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The appointment was made by Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The Committee is charged with the vital function of investigating and filing recommendations on disciplinary matters referred to the Committee by the Grievance Panel of the Court of Appeals.

The Second Circuit's Grievance Panel is chaired by Judge Richard Wesely and includes Judges José Cabranes and Robert Sack. The Circuit's Grievance Committee is chaired by former Southern District of New York United States Attorney and current Debevoise and Plimpton partner, Mary Jo White. Other members of the committee include Howard Levine, former Judge of the New York Court of Appeals; Evan Davis of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton; Paul Curnin of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett; Loretta Lynch of Hogan and Hartson; Deidre Daly of Daly & Pavlis; Terrence Connors of Connors & Vilardo; and Eileen Blackwood of Blackwood & Danon. Judge Jacobs stated that the "work of the committee is instrumental and indispensable to the administration of justice in the Second Circuit."

Jim Glasser is a member of Wiggin and Dana's White-Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance and Appellate and Complex Legal Issues Practice Groups and practices in both the firm's New Haven and New York offices. Jim Glasser regularly represents clients who are subject to federal and state investigations and he conducts internal and external investigation for corporations and other entities and counsels clients regarding corporate compliance. Jim also handles complex civil litigation and has extensive appellate litigation experience. Jim was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Connecticut for nearly twenty years where he held senior positions including Counsel to the United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division and Chief of Appeals. Jim teaches trial practice at Yale Law School.