Patricia Glaser
United States

Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP


Partner / Chair, Litigation

During more than four and a half decades as an attorney, Glaser has shown a cool efficiency that has earned her big legal wins and the memorable nickname of “Ms. Glacier.” In recent years, the high-profile trial lawyer has been in the spotlight for repping Harvey Weinstein in his exit from The Weinstein Co. and defending Republic Records president Charlie Walk against sexual-misconduct allegations. In 2013, she made headlines for securing a settlement for Keith Olbermann in his $50 million lawsuit against Current TV and locking a $32.5 million payout for Conan O’Brien in his departure from “The Tonight Show.” Recent works include defending the creator of board game Life in a copyright lawsuit and repping beleaguered Papa John’s founder John Schnatter in various matters.


  • Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro, LLP


  • American University (DC, USA)
  • Rutgers University–New Brunswick (NJ, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Legal Impact
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Harvey Weinstein Hires Patricia Glaser to Do Battle with TWC

Harvey Weinstein Hires Patricia Glaser to Do Battle with TWC

Harvey Weinstein has hired attorney Patricia Glaser to wage a legal fight with the Weinstein Co. board.Weinstein was fired for cause on Sunday, three days after the New York Times' bombshell report on decades of sexual harassment allegations against him. The board concluded that Weinstein had violated the company's code of ethics, allegedly by trying to intimidate employees into not cooperating with an independent investigation. Weinstein denies that allegation.Weinstein, who signed a three-year contract in 2015, has alleged that the...


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