Michael Glascott is a partner in the Global Insurance Services Practice Group and leader of the GIS New York Team, where his practice includes complex insurance coverage, bad faith, commercial litigation, and tort and New York labor law litigation. Mike has successfully represented clients in courts throughout New York and other northeastern states.
Mike gained extensive trial experience as an assistant district attorney for the County of Erie, where he prosecuted to verdict a variety of criminal matters, including homicides. He has also successfully defended personal injury claims and represented clients in commercial litigation matters while with private firms in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Buffalo, New York.
Since 2003, Mike has been a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), membership in which is by invitation only following an extensive peer-review selection process. The Federation is an international organization, founded in 1936, and is limited to 1,200 of the top defense attorneys in the country.
Mike’s high-profile participation in the organization — founded on the principles of knowledge, justice, and fellowship — currently includes serving as a senior director, chair of the Membership Development and Retention Committee, and member of the Finance and Budget Committee.
In 2016, he received the FDCC’s Joseph R. Olshan Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the organization through his leadership work on the Advance Committee. He also received the John Alan Appleman Award in 2012 for his service as chair of the FDCC’s Insurance Coverage Section.
- Defense Research Institute
- American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel: Fellow
- University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1983
- State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1979
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