On July 31, Goldberg Segalla partner Michael T. Glascott began his term as president of Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). As president, Mike will assume responsibility for the operation of the Federation’s affairs, subject to the supervision and control of the Board of Directors, presiding at FDCC meetings and striving to further the interests of the Federation. As president, Mike will also serve on the Board of Directors for the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
“The FDCC is an amazing group of the finest people I know. As president, I have the continued opportunity to work with defense leaders committed to advancing principles of integrity, professionalism, and a civil justice system which is fair to all. We shall strive to remain nimble in challenging times, and to remain an inspired community of vetted defense counsel, exceptional leaders, and even better people.”
With over 35 years of legal experience, Mike’s practice encompasses complex insurance coverage, bad faith, commercial litigation, tort, and New York Labor Law litigation. He focuses a significant portion of his practice on counseling and representing insurers in courts throughout New York and other northeastern states. Mike gained extensive trial experience as an assistant district attorney for the County of Erie, where he prosecuted to verdict a variety of criminal matters, including homicides. He has also successfully defended personal injury claims and represented clients in commercial litigation matters during his time with private firms in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Buffalo, New York.
Mike has been a member of the FDCC since 2003, a membership which is granted by invitation only following an extensive peer-review selection process. Mike’s high-profile participation in the organization has included his most recent appointment as president-elect and previous leadership positions as Secretary-Treasurer, Senior Director, Director, Chair of the Membership Development and Retention Committee, Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee, Chair of the Insurance Coverage Section, Chair of the Insurance Industry Committee and member of the Admissions Committee. In 2016, Mike received the Joseph R. Olshan Award in recognition of his outstanding dedication to the organization following his leadership within the FDCC Advance Committee. He also received the FDCC Connect Award in 2017 and the John Alan Appleman Award in 2012 for his service as Chair of the FDCC’s Insurance Coverage Section.
The FDCC is an international organization that was founded in 1936 and is limited to 1,200 of the top corporate and defense attorneys in the country. The Federation is a professional trade association of peer-reviewed, premier defense and corporate counsel and industry executives, dedicated to leading the profession by advance in the principles of civil justice, actionable knowledge and fostering the trust and value of fellowship.