Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Ben Glassman will join the firm as a partner in its Government Investigations and White Collar Practice Group. A first chair trial lawyer who tried multiple cases to jury verdict and who has argued more than 100 federal appeals, including two en banc cases, Glassman will add substantial experience to the firm’s disputes capabilities.
“Ben has served his country with distinction and has earned a reputation for skill and integrity. We are delighted to welcome him back to the firm,” said chair and global CEO Mark Ruehlmann.
“We are thrilled that Ben has chosen to rejoin Squire Patton Boggs,” said Cincinnati office managing partner Scott Kane. “The expertise Ben gained at the Justice Department will add even greater depth to our market-leading white collar practice and will be attractive to clients facing sensitive, high-stakes matters.”
A graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School, Glassman joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2005 after serving as a litigation associate at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs). After becoming Acting United States Attorney in March 2016, he has served as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio since his appointment to that position by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in October 2016. He previously served as First Assistant United States Attorney, Acting Criminal Chief and Appellate Chief.
In addition to serving as the United States Attorney for the S.D. of Ohio, Glassman served on the Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, the Heroin & Opioids, Healthcare Fraud, Domestic Terrorism, and MS-13 Working Groups, and the interagency Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee and the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area executive board.
“Ben’s experience and credentials are impeccable and he is widely respected both nationally and across Ohio,” said Joe Walker, partner and head of the firm’s Government & White Collar Practice. “His addition will bring even greater positive momentum to our government investigations and white collar practice.” Added Lauren Kuley, partner and co-chair of the firm's Supreme Court and appellate practice: “Ben's experience and national reputation for appellate advocacy are second to none. He is an exciting addition to our team.”
Under Glassman’s leadership the US Attorney’s Office pursued a number of significant cases. These include: the United States’ first-ever indictment and extradition of an alleged Chinese intelligence officer for attempted economic espionage, prosecuting a global manufacturer and distributor of power systems for FCPA violations, obtaining guilty pleas from three South Korean companies for rigging bids on United States Department of Defense fuel supply contracts, prosecutions arising out of several of the most significant financial frauds in the history of Ohio and West Virginia, the first-ever federal carfentanil-trafficking case, criminal civil rights prosecutions for hate crimes and other offenses under color of state law, crimes of public corruption, and far-reaching investigations and prosecutions for exploitation of the most vulnerable.
Glassman commented, “Returning to Squire Patton Boggs is an exciting homecoming. The firm has top-tier white collar and litigation practices, with a deep bench of talent, including a number of former prosecutors. I am looking forward to working with clients across the firm’s national and international network of offices.”
Glassman stepped down as US Attorney on November 1, 2019. He will split time between the firm’s Cincinnati and Columbus offices.