Wiggin and Dana Proudly Announces Induction of Partner to the American College of Trial Lawyers

March 15, 2011
NEW HAVEN – James I. Glasser has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

Last week, before an audience of 700 people at the Spring Meeting of the College in San Antonio, Texas, Mr. Glasser became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful and thorough investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,797 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows.

The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute persons accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

James I. Glasser is a partner in Wiggin and Dana LLP's Litigation Department and is co-chair of the White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Practice Group in the firm's New Haven and New York offices. Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Mr. Glasser was a federal prosecutor for nearly two decades and held senior positions including Chief of Appeals, Chief of the Criminal Division and Counsel to the United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut. Mr. Glasser was selected to serve on the United States Attorney General's Criminal Chief's Working Group and received many awards including the Justice Department's prestigious Director's Award. Mr. Glasser was appointed to serve on the Second Circuit's Committee on Admissions and Grievances by Chief Judge Roger Minor and has been appointed by the Chief Circuit Judge and the Chief United States District Court Judge in Connecticut to evaluate the appointment and re-appointment of United States Magistrate Judges and Connecticut's Chief Federal Public Defender. In addition to his active practice, Mr. Glasser teaches trial practice at Yale Law School.