Steven R. Glaser
White Collar Crime and Related Matters
Steven Glaser has spent the past 15 years focusing on government enforcement work. He represents corporations, officers, directors and employees in a wide variety of criminal and civil enforcement matters. He has extensive trial and appellate experience, and has handled complex white collar matters in both federal and state courts, and in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and various state attorneys general’s offices, as well as district attorneys’ offices. The matters he handles include those involving securities and commodities fraud, violations of the FCPA, price-fixing, health care fraud and money laundering offenses. Mr. Glaser was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2012 and The Best Lawyers in America 2013.
Notable public matters include the representation of:
- the former chair of the audit committee of Mariner Energy in an insider trading case. U.S. v. Peterson, SEC v. Peterson, S.D.N.Y.
- the former CFO of Freddie Mac in an SEC investigation involving “subprime” disclosure issues.
- TheStreet.com in an audit committee and SEC accounting-related investigation.
- the former CFO of Qwest Communications in an SEC enforcement action. U.S. v. Woodruff et al., D. Co.
- a hedge fund in an SEC enforcement action. SEC v. New Castle Funds et al., S.D.N.Y.
- a prominent French doctor in an insider trading case. U.S. v. Benhamou, S.D.N.Y.
- Research in Motion (RIM) in an options backdating investigation conducted by the DOJ and the SEC.
- the former CFO of Bristol-Myers Squibb in a securities fraud prosecution. U.S. v. Schiff, D.N.J.
- a former art gallery employee in a Ponzi-scheme prosecution. People v. Kelly, S. Ct., N.Y.
Mr. Glaser, by appointment by the judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, serves on the Criminal Justice Act panel. In this capacity, he represents indigent defendants in federal criminal prosecutions.
Mr. Glaser frequently lectures and writes about current legal developments. He received the Burton Award for Legal Achievement (2006), which recognizes excellence in legal scholarship.
Mr. Glaser is also Skadden’s New York office hiring partner, as well as a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1995 (cum laude)
B.A., Cornell University, 1992 (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Law Clerk, Hon. William H. Walls, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (1995-1996)
Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York (1999-2004)
"Prosecutions Arising from the Credit Crisis - Insider Trading Makes for Easy Convictions," Executive Counsel, Vol. 6 No. 1