October 26, 2016
Glaser Weil Partner and Litigation Department Chair Patricia Glaser has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” Finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal‘s 2016 "Leaders in Law" Awards. Ms. Glaser was one of only four nominees in her category, which recognized attorneys practicing in firms of 76-125 attorneys in Los Angeles who are making a positive impact in both the legal industry and business community.
Ms. Glaser has been described as a "trial icon" for having frequently represented high-profile individuals in high-stakes litigation. Clients praise her as "everything you want in a trial lawyer and nothing you don't." Her recent matters include representing the prominent bond investor William Gross in a widely publicized lawsuit against his former company PIMCO, which he helped found, and representing Conan O'Brien, his production company, Conaco, his writers and the network, TBS and Time Warner in a copyright infringement suit concerning jokes aired on the Conan O'Brien show.
She serves on the board of directors of several prominent arts organizations, including the Los Angeles Music Center Theatre Group and the Geffen Theater. Her interest in the arts extends to producing plays and other theatrical pieces and she is active in fundraising for a large number of charities, political issues and candidates.
The 2016 awards marked the first year that the Los Angeles Business Journal has opened its annual "Leaders in Law" Awards to attorneys in law firms. Nominees were selected for their “exceptional legal skill and achievement across the full spectrum of responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contributions to the Los Angeles community at large.”