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Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Glen Summers is an experienced first chair trial lawyer who has handled high-stakes matters across the nation, with several big wins to his credit. During his tenure at Bartlit Beck, Glen has tried cases in the federal and state courts of California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, and has acted as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations and mediations.

In addition to his trial practice, Glen regularly handles significant appellate matters. He has argued appeals to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Tenth Circuit, as well as the Colorado Supreme Court and the California Court of Appeal.

Glen is one of the nation’s foremost lawyers in the representation of plaintiffs in significant legal malpractice cases. To date, he has obtained approximately $170 million in settlements for his legal malpractice clients. Glen represented Frank McCourt, the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, in a highly publicized blockbuster legal malpractice case against Bingham McCutchen LLP arising out of Bingham’s negligent preparation of Mr. McCourt’s postnuptial agreement, which allowed his former wife to claim ownership of 50% of the Dodgers franchise. Glen also represented Charter Communications in its malpractice suit against Irell & Manella LLP arising out of the botched documentation of a $3 billion cable system acquisition.

Glen has been with Bartlit Beck since 1997 and has been a partner since 1999. Before joining Bartlit Beck, Glen clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Glen was also previously an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell from 1995-1996.

Glen is a member of the California and Colorado bars and has been admitted to practice in state and federal courts across the country, including the United States Supreme Court.


University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994, J.D., magna cum laude

Order of the Coif

National Moot Court Team

Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Senior Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy

P. Pemberton Morris Prize (highest grades in evidence, pleading & practice)

George Shechtman Prize (highest grade in contracts)

University of California at Berkeley, 1991, A.B., with Highest Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Alpha Delta Phi Memorial Scholarship

President, Undergraduate Political Science Association