Rick Glaser focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He works with public and private corporations to understand the foundation of the charge, build an investigative strategy, conduct a full inspection and then provide conclusions and recommended actions. Mr. Glaser works on investigations involving grand juries, federal and state courts, regulatory agencies and auditors, congressional inquiries and civil disputes.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Glaser served as First Assistant and Executive Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, responsible for oversight and operational review of the Civil, Administrative and Criminal Divisions of the District. Since joining the Firm to help create the White Collar Criminal Defense and Internal Investigation team, Mr. Glaser has been responsible for overseeing antitrust, healthcare, accounting and general fraud internal investigations, as well as representing individuals in major antitrust, accounting, securities, general fraud and healthcare criminal investigations.

As a lead evaluator and former director of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Evaluation and Review Staff, the DOJ’s self-evaluating body, Mr. Glaser gained a deep understanding of how the United States Attorneys Offices operate throughout the nation. He is able to focus on the challenges that businesspeople may face when encountering a federal lawsuit. In addition, Mr. Glaser frequently lectures and makes presentations in both white collar and criminal investigations areas to clients and special outside groups.

Mr. Glaser is a member of the Parker Poe Diversity Committee.

Experience Highlights

Currently, Mr. Glaser’s experience includes:

  • More than 20 years of experience in grand jury investigations, including major health care fraud, insurance fraud, public corruption, bankruptcy fraud and Securities and Exchange Commission-related cases
  • More than 90 criminal jury trials in federal court and has handled health care qui tam (whistle blower) cases in federal court
  • Internal investigations, audits and compliance matters have included healthcare providers ranging from international to regional companies, HHS-OIG defense, import/export control, EAR, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, addressing specific situations and scenarios for companies to be aware of and to enable companies to evaluate potential risks
  • Successfully supervised and coordinated internal investigations of seven independent subsidiaries of an international company being investigated by the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice
  • Achieved appropriate outcome in the defense of a shipping lines official in major prosecution by the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice

In addition to successful prosecution of numerous white collar cases, including major health care fraud, he has obtained major verdicts in the following cases over the years:

  • United States v. Caldwell – Key-man insurance fraud involving a double homicide
  • United States v. Musgrove – Bankruptcy fraud of more than six-million dollars
  • United States v. Lanier – Securities and Exchange Commission-related insider trading
  • United States v. Wade – The seminal case regarding a prosecutor’s sole right to file a substantial assistance motion in a federal case, which was handled by Mr. Glaser at both the district and circuit court levels and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court in a published opinion
  • Major medical laboratory – investigation and prosecution