Bingham McCutchen hired Michael Glazer as a partner in the Los Angeles office.  The new hire joins the firm's investment management practice group and financial services practice area from Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

Glazer represents investment advisers and investment companies in all aspects of their organization, registration, operation, acquisitions and liquidations. He also serves as counsel to independent directors of investment firms.

Glazer is the latest addition to Bingham in Southern California. Bingham recently added Christopher Cox, former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman and 17 year U.S. Congressman from Orange County, as a corporate partner in its Orange County office; Nathan Hochman, the former U.S. assistant attorney general, tax division, as a litigation partner in its Santa Monica office; and James J. Thompson as a corporate partner in its Los Angeles office.

Nationally, Bingham recently completed its combination with McKee Nelson. The combination expands Bingham’s presence considerably in New York and Washington, D.C., and allows it to offer a broad range of services to international financial services and Fortune 100 companies.

Glazer is the former chair of the executive committee in the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s business and corporation law section. He was also a member of the State Bar’s corporation committee.

“Mike’s extensive experience advising on high-level securities and investment matters, coupled with his deep knowledge of the Southern California and national markets, will be a great benefit to our clients,” said Roger Joseph, co-chair of Bingham’s financial services practice area and head of the investment management practice group. “He is an outstanding lawyer who is well respected throughout the industry.”

“Mike’s investment management practice and reputation in the investment adviser and investment company area nicely complement our corporate and private equity practices,” Rick Welch, managing partner in Los Angeles.His deep network of contacts in the legal community and his stellar reputation will help us significantly strengthen our financial services practice in the region.”

“Bingham’s investment management practice is world class, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with such a talented team of lawyers,” Glazer added. “Additionally, the firm’s national platform and the practice’s integrated approach will allow me to provide critical services to clients who face a growing list of challenges in the ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.”

Bingham offers a broad range of market-leading practices focused on global financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies. The firm has over 1,200 lawyers in 12 locations in the U.S., U.K. and Asia.


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