Areas of Practice
Dan Glosband is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Financial Restructuring Practice. Mr. Glosband’s primary areas of practice are insolvency and reorganization. He represents secured and unsecured creditors, committees and debtors in workouts and proceedings under the Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Glosband has acted as an adviser to the U.S. State Department and the American Law Institute on international insolvency projects.
Work for Clients
Mr. Glosband recently represented the lead investors in the proposed Chapter 11 plan of US Airways and its merger with America West and the fiduciaries for the employee stock plan in the Delta case. He also represents CNA Insurance, one of the main insurers of W.R. Grace in its asbestos-driven Chapter 11 case. Other recent engagements included the representation of buyers of assets from debtors in reorganization proceedings in Virginia, Michigan and Ontario.
In addition, Mr. Glosband recently served as lead counsel to Arthur D. Little, Inc. in Chapter 11 proceedings in the District of Massachusetts, completed the successful reorganization of GC Companies (General Cinema) in its Chapter 11 proceedings in Delaware and was lead counsel to MHI Shipbuilding LLC (the Fore River Shipyard) in Chapter 11 proceedings pending in the District of Massachusetts. He has represented the joint owners of a nuclear plant in reorganization proceedings of other owners and has also represented lenders and debtors in major real estate, retail and technology oriented reorganizations; parties to significant contracts with debtors in reorganization; purchasers of assets from debtors in insolvency proceedings, and defendants in complex Bankruptcy Court litigation.
Mr. Glosband was elected to the initial class of the American College of Bankruptcy, where he currently serves as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors. He is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference, which advises Congress on bankruptcy legislation.
Mr. Glosband is a former chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Committees for both the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Bankruptcy Committee, where he was chairman of the International Bankruptcy Subcommittee.
In addition, Mr. Glosband is official liaison of the Creditors Rights and Insolvency Committee of the International Bar Association to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law project on Cross-Border Insolvency and its ongoing Insolvency Working Group. He served as one of the primary draftsmen of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency. Mr. Glosband also served as one of two primary draftsmen (with Professor Jay Westbrook of the University of Texas Law School) for proposed Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, “Ancillary and Other Cross-Border Cases.”
Mr. Glosband is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, International Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law and has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Glosband’s recent articles include “Chapter 15: US Insolvency Reform Explained” which appeared in the International Financial Law Review and “Pathology of Section 363 Sales: Not as Simple as They Look,” which appeared in The Journal of Private Equity, National Law Journal and Corporate Counsel Magazine.
Mr. Glosband is the author of a number of articles, is a contributing author to the treatise Chapter 11 Theory and Practice and has lectured for the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Thailand, banks, private equity funds, the Massachusetts Attorney General and various continuing legal education, bar and accounting groups, including the American and International Bar Associations, the American College of Bankruptcy, the International Insolvency Institute, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Practicing Law Institute, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He is the author of new chapters of Collier on Bankruptcy 15th Ed. and Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide, dealing with Chapter 15.
Mr. Glosband has served on the panel appointed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals to select bankruptcy judges and as a special assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Bar and Court Admissions
Mr. Glosband is a member of the Massachusetts and New York Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and the Southern District of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
J.D., Cornell University, 1969
B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1966