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Dan Glosband

Dan Glosband
  • 45 years of sophisticated insolvency practice, with focus on cross-border cases
  • A member of the small drafting group for the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and a primary draftsman of Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code
  • Expert witness on U.S. insolvency law in major foreign proceedings

Dan Glosband retired as an equity partner in Goodwin Procter LLP on September 30, 2014 and is currently Of Counsel to the firm. His entire career, beginning in 1969, focused on sophisticated corporate insolvency matters and included the study and reform of international insolvency law.

He received his training as a mediator from MWI. He first worked on a significant cross-border case in 1983 and has since represented foreign representatives, debtors and counterparties in connection with cross-border insolvency matters; has provided expert testimony to courts in Bermuda, England and Canada; and has served in the following leadership, scholarly and legislative development activities: adviser to the American Law Institute’s Transnational Insolvency Project which produced International Statements of Bankruptcy Law for the NAFTA countries; founding member of the International Insolvency Institute; head delegate of International Bar Association to the Working Group on Insolvency Law that produced the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency, including participation in the “expert group” and “small drafting” group which were responsible for drafting the Model Law; head delegate of International Bar Association to the Working Group that produced the UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law, including active participation in the “expert group”; advisor to the United States Department of State, Office of Legal Advisor, throughout the two UNCITRAL projects and on the drafting of Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code; lead draftsman (with Professor Jay Westbrook of the University of Texas Law School) of the United States adaptation of the UNCITRAL Model Law, Chapter 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, Cross-Border and Other Ancillary Cases and assistance to Congress in connection with its enactment; conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Aspects (the Conference is a voluntary, non-profit, self-supporting organization of about sixty-five lawyers, law professors and bankruptcy judges who have achieved scholarly distinction in the field of bankruptcy law – its purpose is to study the operation of bankruptcy and related laws and proposals for their reform and results in frequent consultation with Congressional staff on issues pertaining to cross-border insolvency and in periodic drafting of amendments to Chapter 15); faculty for Chapter 15 portion of International Insolvency Course at St. John’s Law School; and author of Chapter 15 portions of Collier on Bankruptcy (15th Edition), Collier International Business Insolvency Guide, and Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide.