Jennifer Glasser

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

Jennifer Glasser is a partner in the Firm's New York office and a member of the International Arbitration group. Ms. Glasser represents corporate clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations involving common and civil laws, as well as sovereigns in investor-State disputes. Ms. Glasser also has experience representing and advising clients in US court proceedings related to the arbitral process. Her experience covers a wide range of industries including energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, mining, financial services and technology.

Ms. Glasser is the co-editor of The CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, a comprehensive manual on drafting international ADR clauses and managing ADR processes in the cross-border context. She is the Vice Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution and serves on its Cybersecurity Task Force and the President's Advisory Council.

Before entering private practice, Ms. Glasser clerked with Judge Koen Lenaerts at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
JD
University of Michigan Law School
BA
Northwestern University
Université de Paris IV (La Sorbonne)
Languages
English
French

Experience

Technology, Licensing and Intellectual Property:

  • Three related ICC arbitrations, seated in Paris and governed by French law, involving a chemical manufacturing joint venture and trade secret issues with more than US $1 billion in dispute
  • ICC arbitration under New York law on behalf of major Brazilian cosmetics distributor for breach of exclusive licensing and distribution contract
  • Representation of government defense contractor in ICC arbitration against sub-contractor for design defects in relation to parts for naval warship; Maryland law, seated in Paris
  • Representation of Toshiba in ICC arbitration under California law relating to the sale of its US$ 18 billion memory chip business
  • Representation of multinational technology giant in ICC arbitration arising out of a licensing dispute relating to semiconductor technology
  • ICDR arbitration, governed by New York law and seated in New York, concerning performance of sapphire furnaces in South-East Asian high-tech zone
  • ICC arbitration in Paris under French law relating to the development, implementation, and rollout of an enterprise-wide business software solution purchased by a leading advertising and multimedia communications group

Power:

  • Defense of Bulgaria in three ICSID arbitrations arising out of investments in Bulgaria's electricity sector; more than €1 billion in dispute

Oil & Gas:

  • Representation of Brazilian rig operator in an ICC arbitration in relation to an offshore drilling joint venture
  • ICC arbitration in Switzerland under New York law concerning long-term gas supply contract price re-opener
  • Representation of a LNG distributor on price adjustment clause dispute subject to New York law

Mining:

  • ICC arbitration in New York under Pennsylvania law involving breach of contract claims relating to development and operation of a tungsten mine in Brazil

Financial Services:

  • Representation of leading American insurance and pension company in ICSID arbitration arising out of nationalization by a Latin American State
  • FINRA arbitration under New York law defending French investment bank against breach of contract claims relating to a structured financial product; over US $200 million in dispute

Other:

  • Representation of AAA as amicus curiae in US Supreme Court case regarding preconditions to investment arbitration 
     
Speaking Engagements

Moderator, Navigating Virtual Arbitration Hearings in the Age of COVID-19, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution (Virtual, 2021)

Moderator, A Dialogue with Eric Schwartz on the Past, Present and Future of International Arbitration, CPR Arbitration Committee (2021)

Panelist, Careers in International Arbitration, Columbia Law School (New York, 2020)

Counsel, Mock Hot Tub Simulation, Fordham Conference on International Arbitration & Mediation (New York, 2020)

Panelist, The Future of ADR, CPR European Conference (London, 2019)

Panelist, Navigating the New Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Landscape (Toronto, 2018)

Panelist, Compliance with Local Law Clauses and Original Intent – A Natural or Problematic Evolution?, 12th Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference (Washington, DC, 2018)

Speaker, CPR Y-ADR Annual Year in Review Event (New York, 2017)

Panel on drafting ADR clauses and planning for cross-border disputes, Book launch for The CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution (New York, 2017)

Panelist, "Arbitration Agreements: Which Law Applies and Why Is it Important?", CPR Canada Regional Meeting (Toronto, 2017)

Publications

ICCA Guidelines on Standards of Practice in International Arbitration, prepared by the ICCA Task Force on Standards of Practice (pending public consultation, 2021)

CPR Annotated Model Procedural Order for Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings, prepared by the CPR Task Force on Remote Hearings

The CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, International Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2017 (co-editor with Ank Santens; author of chapter on Multi-Party and Multi-Contract Arbitration Clauses)

Incentives for Outside Counsel to Embrace Dispute Resolution Options, Inside Counsel, June 2015

District Court Rejects Use of Section 1782 In Aid of ICC Arbitration, Mealey's International Arbitration Report, September 2011 (with Mark Beckett and Marc Suskin)