About Us

Headquartered in New York City, Glavin PLLC is a premier boutique law firm that specializes in complex civil and commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, government enforcement and regulatory issues and internal investigations.

Founded in 2021, Glavin PLLC provides clients with excellent representation from a dedicated team of attorneys led by Rita Glavin, a former federal prosecutor and highly experienced litigator, who is nationally recognized as a top trial lawyer and litigator. With decades of experience, the group includes three former prosecutors.

Glavin PLLC advises entities, executives, and individuals in a diverse range of high profile and confidential matters, including complex civil litigation and arbitration, commercial litigation, financial and banking crimes, securities law violations, antitrust and tax offenses, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, public corruption matters, campaign finance violations, and theft of trade secrets.

Glavin PLLC routinely represents clients in matters before a variety of federal and state agencies, including the DOJ, the SEC, the CFTC, the FTC, FINRA, NYSDFS, the New York State Ethics Commission, the New York State Attorney General, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority.

We are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service, strategic counsel, tenacious advocacy and excellent results.

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Leveraging decades of experience, our team specializes in white collar criminal defense and complex civil and commercial litigation, ensuring robust representation for our clients.

Recent Matters

  • Representing a former elected official in an investigation by the New York Attorney General, related civil lawsuits and a related criminal case in which the charges were dismissed.
  • Represented a former prime minister in civil lawsuits alleging criminal conduct over the course of several years, and successfully filed motions that resulted in dismissal of those cases.
  • Representing a former Russian diplomat in a federal criminal case alleging he conspired with a former FBI counterintelligence agent and sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to provide business intelligence services to Deripaska in violation of U.S. sanctions.
  • Representing individuals in Congressional investigations, including investigations concerning Hunter Biden and the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic by state governments.
  • Successfully sued the New York Attorney General in an Article 78 proceeding, resulting in a court ordering the New York Attorney General to reverse a decision concerning the Public Officers Law.
  • Representing a CEO in a civil lawsuit filed under the Adult Survivors Act alleging criminal conduct.
  • Represented former Dewey & LeBoeuf executive director Stephen DiCarmine in a securities fraud indictment, securing acquittals on all charges in a closely watched 14-week trial.
  • Secured a favorable plea agreement for high-profile thoroughbred racehorse trainer resolving criminal charges regarding the alleged administration of prohibited substances to racehorses to improve race performance.
  • Selected as a special prosecutor by a federal judge in the Southern District of New York to prosecute criminal contempt charges against a litigant for longstanding and repeated violations of court orders.
  • Represented a hedge fund in an investigation and settlement with the CFTC concerning alleged manipulative trading activity in futures contracts.

Many of Glavin PLLC’s most successful matters have not resulted in public charges and remain confidential.