Brian T. Glennon is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins. He co-chairs Latham’s Securities Litigation & Professional Liability Practice and is a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice. In addition, Mr. Glennon is a member of three industry groups: Energy — Oil & Gas; Information Technology — Systems & Solutions; and Financial Institutions.
Mr. Glennon’s primary areas of expertise are securities and professional liability litigation and white collar criminal defense. Mr. Glennon has prosecuted and defended numerous lawsuits in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels. He currently represents public companies, directors and officers, and accounting / professional services firms in securities fraud class actions, shareholder derivative lawsuits, SEC enforcement actions and Department of Justice investigations. Mr. Glennon has achieved highly favorable results in trial, on motions, in settlements and on appeal. In recent years, he has achieved complete defense victories at trial on claims totaling nearly US$2 billion and obtained dismissals of multi-billion dollar securities class actions. Mr. Glennon has been recognized by The Daily Journal as one of the top 20 lawyers under the age of 40 in California and one of five "Rising Stars" under 40 nationwide in the field of securities litigation.
Prior to joining the firm in 2001, Mr. Glennon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gary A. Feess, United States District Judge for the Central District of California. During law school, Mr. Glennon won the Boalt Hall Moot Court award for “Best Oral Advocate,” co-authored a winning civil rights brief filed in the United States Supreme Court and successfully prosecuted misdemeanor crimes in federal court on behalf of the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California.
Mr. Glennon currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is the co-author of Chapter 17, Provisional Remedies, in Business & Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, 3rd Ed. He is also on the Board of Managers of the Stuart M. Ketchum-Downtown YMCA, where he currently serves as the Chair of the Membership and Programs Committee.