Steven R. Glaser

Steven R. Glaser

Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations
For almost 30 years, Steven Glaser has focused his practice on government enforcement and white collar crime matters and compliance advice. He represents corporations, boards, committees, officers, directors and employees in a wide variety of criminal and civil enforcement matters. 


Mr. Glaser has extensive trial and appellate experience, and has handled complex white collar cases in both federal and state courts, and in connection with investigations by the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, various state attorneys general’s offices, as well as district attorneys’ offices. He regularly advises on matters involving price fixing and bid rigging, securities and commodities fraud, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, health care fraud and money laundering offenses. 

A significant portion of Mr. Glaser’s practice centers on criminal and civil antitrust enforcement matters involving the DOJ’s Antitrust Division and state regulatory agencies. He focuses on both private civil and global regulatory dimensions of these matters and works closely with Skadden’s antitrust litigators and competition attorneys based in Europe and Asia.

Mr. Glaser has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America, with clients in Chambers praising him for his “attentive[ness] to client needs” and status as a “go-to litigator for major complex litigation.” His noteworthy representations include Stilwell Value LLC and Joseph Stilwell in the first federal litigation challenging the constitutionality of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s administrative law judges under Article II of the U.S. Constitution. The Stilwell settlement was shortlisted for the Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers Award for protecting clients’ business.

Mr. Glaser served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York for more than five years. As a member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, he investigated and prosecuted a broad array of complex matters, including insider trading, accounting fraud, investment advisory fraud, and fraud in connection with both securities and commodities trading. Mr. Glaser also worked closely with civil regulatory agencies, including the SEC and FINRA.

Mr. Glaser frequently lectures and writes about current legal developments. He has twice received Burton Awards for Distinguished Writing, which recognize excellence in legal scholarship.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1995 (cum laude)
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1992 (cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • New York


  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York (1999-2004)
  • Law Clerk, Hon. William H. Walls, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1995-96)

Steven R. Glaser

Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations