Jim is the Chair of Wiggin and Dana's Litigation Department. He is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate advocate who has successfully represented corporations and individuals in complex civil litigation and in investigations and prosecutions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA, the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Commerce, State Attorneys General, and other federal and state regulators. Mr. Glasser also regularly conducts internal investigations and ensures corporate compliance for companies, including those in the financial, defense and healthcare industries.
Jim is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as Deputy Chair of the State Committee. Jim teaches trial practice at Yale Law School. When he was employed by the Department Of Justice, Jim was a frequent lecturer at its National Advocacy Center, and helped to design and develop the DOJ’s advanced trial advocacy course. Jim has been chosen for listing in the litigation category of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers. He is described by interviewees as "a consummate professional" and "a great strategist." He is experienced in areas such as securities litigation, False Claims Act litigation, complex civil litigation, and FCPA matters. Jim has been chosen by his peers for listing in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of White Collar Criminal Defense. Benchmark Litigation, 2015 edition, has recognized Jim as a “litigation star” in the categories of Appellate and White Collar/ Enforcement/Investigations. In 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyers recognized Jim as one of the 10 best lawyers in Connecticut. In 2015, Jim was selected by the Connecticut Law Tribune to receive its inaugural Professional Excellence Award, which honors attorneys with 30 or more years of experience and who have made substantial contributions to the practice of law.
Articles in the National Law Review database by James Glasser