Wiggin and Dana Partner James I. Glasser to Co-chair White Collar Practice

May 18, 2010


Wiggin and Dana is pleased to announce that James I. Glasser will join Scott Corrigan in chairing the firm's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group. Mr. Glasser is a partner in the firm's New Haven and New York offices and is a member of the firm's Litigation Department.

Wiggin and Dana's White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance practice is a growing and integral part of the firm, with a group of former prosecutors and seasoned litigators. The group includes co-chair Scott Corrigan, who previously served as counsel in the Enforcement Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, and Joseph Martini, who served as a federal prosecutor for nine years with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut and was formerly the chair of the litigation practice of another Connecticut law firm.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Mr. Glasser was a federal prosecutor for 19 years with the United States Attorneys Office for the District of Connecticut where he held senior positions including, Counsel to the United States Attorney, Chief of the Criminal Division, Chief of Appeals and Assistant In Charge of the Bridgeport U.S. Attorney's Office. Mr. Glasser was appointed to serve on the U.S. Attorney General's Criminal Chief's Working Group and was appointed to lead Connecticut's Anti Terrorism Task Force immediately after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Mr. Glasser has received numerous awards and commendations for his service as a prosecutor, including the Justice Department's prestigious Director's Award.

Mr. Glasser is an experienced trial lawyer. He has tried numerous jury cases to verdict and teaches trial practice at Yale Law School. Mr. Glasser is also an accomplished appellate lawyer, having briefed and argued more than 45 cases in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he 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, RICO violations, violent crime, and drug trafficking offenses.

Mr. Glasser was selected by Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs to serve on the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council and the Connecticut Bar Association, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and the Society for International Affairs. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York, and to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the District Court in Connecticut and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.