Ariel S. Glasner
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Ariel Glasner concentrates his practice on white collar defense and investigations, assisting and counseling clients in connection with matters involving criminal fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, environmental crimes, healthcare fraud, antitrust violations, public corruption, ethical misconduct, and the making of false statements. He also has experience in representing clients in connection with certain civil matters, including the False Claims Act.
Mr. Glasner is a speaker and author of legal articles on issues relevant to his practice, including:
- Co-author and column contributor, “The Global Anti-Corruption Corner: A Primer to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act,” Blank Rome’s White Collar Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (March 2017).
- Co-author, “The FinTech Revolution: An Introduction to Financial Technology,” Blank Rome’s White Collar Watch, Vol. 1, Issue 1 (March 2017).
- Panelist for Blank Rome’s 2016 Emerging Litigation and Employment Issues for In-House Counsel CLE, “Your Employee Broke the Law—Real World Advice on What to Do Next” (September 22, 2016).
- Co-author, “Judicial Aids to Navigation: Charting the Boundaries of Environmental Criminal Enforcement in the Maritime Sector,” 27 U.S.F. MAR. L.J. 153 (October 2015).
- Panelist for the Summer Institute Program at the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, “Overview of the FDCA and its Enforcement: The Park Doctrine, the Federal False Claims Act and other Federal Prosecutorial Tools” (July 2014).
- “Are Misdemeanor Prosecutions under the Park Doctrine an Effective Mechanism for Deterring Violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act?” Food and Drug Policy Forum (July 26, 2011).
- “A Shifting Landscape: Extradition of Foreign Nationals to the United States for Antitrust Crimes,” New York Criminal Law Newsletter 8 (Summer 2011).
Representative matters include the following:
- Represent owners and operators of vessels in connection with violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.
- Assist in the representation of a medical center in connection with an investigation and prosecution of physicians for health care fraud.
- Conducted internal investigation on behalf of international non-profit organization’s management and board of directors in connection with allegations of mail and wire fraud by the organization’s CFO.
- Assist in representation of former government contractors in connection with federal lawsuits filed under the False Claims Act and the Alien Tort Statute.
- Member of trial defense team on behalf of company charged with environmental crimes in the Western District of New York.
- Assisted in the representation of executives of a foreign energy company subsidiary in connection with DOJ and SEC investigations into FCPA violations.
- Represented individuals in connection with ethical violations before the DC Board of Government Ethics and Accountability.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Glasner is a leader in the firm’s pro bono engagement. He serves on the Washington, D.C., office pro bono committee and coordinated the firm’s participation in the Clemency Project 2014. In addition to handing numerous pro bono civil and criminal litigation matters, Mr. Glasner is a trained mediator on a pro bono basis for the D.C. Superior Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division to resolve civil disputes. Mr. Glasner is also an active member of the D.C. Bar Association, and previously served on the D.C. Bar Sections Council Programs Committee and as a member of the Steering Committee for the D.C. Bar, Criminal Law and Individual Rights section.