Michael T. Glascott: Lawyer with Goldberg Segalla LLP

Michael T. Glascott

Buffalo,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Professional Liability
  • Global Insurance Services
  • Construction
  • Cyber Risk and Social Media
Contact InfoTelephone: 716.844.3413
Fax: 716.566.5401
University State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1979
Law SchoolUniversity of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1983
Admitted1983, Oklahoma; 1990, New York; U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Affiliations

•New York State Bar Association
•Defense Research Institute
•American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel: fellow
•Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC):
•Co-Chair, FDCC Advance Committee
•2016 Annual Meeting Convention Chair, La Malbaie, Quebec
•2015 Winter Meeting CLE Program Chair, Amelia Island, Florida
•Senior Director (2015)
•Director (2012 - 2015)
•Member, Membership Development and Retention Committee
•Member, Admissions Committee
•Co-Chair, Insurance Industry Committee (2014-2015)
•Chair of Insurance Coverage Section (2010 - 2012)
•Eastern Coordinator - State Representative Program (2009 - 2014)
•Program Co-Chair of the I-3 Insurance Symposium - New York, N.Y.
•Co-Chair of the Insurance Industry Committee (2014 - 2015)

BornBuffalo, New York, October 18, 1957

Michael Glascott is a partner in the Global Insurance Services Practice Group, where his practice includes complex insurance coverage, bad faith, commercial litigation, and tort and New York labor law litigation. Mike has successfully represented clients 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 while with private firms in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Buffalo, New York.

Since 2003, Mike has been a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC), membership in which is by invitation only following an extensive peer-review selection process. The Federation is an international organization, founded in 1936, and is limited to 1, 200 of the top defense attorneys in the country. Mike's high-profile participation in the organization - founded on the principles of knowledge, justice, and fellowship - currently includes serving as a Senior Director, Co-Chair of the Insurance Industry Committee, and Co-Chair of the FDCC Advance Committee. In 2012, Mike earned the Appleman Award for his outstanding service as Chair of the FDCC's Insurance Coverage Section. He is also one of a select group of lawyers in the United States inducted into the invitation-only American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel.

Mike possesses an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest available rating, and he has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in the category of Insurance Law and Business First's Who's Who in the Law for Insurance Coverage.

Civic Activities

•School Board for Southtowns Catholic School: Member 2009-2010; Vice President 2010-2012


•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers in America 2015-16 (Insurance Law)
•Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation, American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
•John Alan Appleman Award, Outstanding Chairperson for the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
Business First's Who's Who in Law (Insurance)
•Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2012-2015; Top 50 List, 2014-2015


•Coverage Dispute Victory Sets Forth Misrepresentation Is Material as a Matter of Law
March 26, 2013


•The Best Lawyers in America 2016 Names Albert J. D Aquino, Sean P. Beiter Two Buffalo Lawyers of the Year, Lists Nineteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
September 2, 2015
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2015 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2015
•Best Lawyers in America 2015 Lists Seventeen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys
August 22, 2014
•Forty-Six Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla's Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
•Sixteen Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Whos Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012
•Twenty-Three Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 21, 2012
•Michael T. Glascott Named FDCC Board Member, Honored for Outstanding Service as Section Chair
August 20, 2012
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 23, 2011
•Michael T. Glascott Appointed Chair of the Insurance Coverage Committee of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
August 1, 2010


•Co-Author, “The Emperor's New Clothes and Cyber Insurance, ” FDCC Quarterly, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Spring 2013

•Presenter/Author, “Landmines For Lawyers, FDCC Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 1, 2013

•Presenter/Co-Author, “The Emperor's New Clothes and Cyber Insurance - A Few Questions Go a Long Way: Evaluating the 'Bare' Essentials of a New Product Amidst a New and Dangerous Risk, ” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Winter Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 7, 2013
•Presenter and Co-Author, “Sleep Tight, Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite, ” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Annual Meeting, July 2011. (This paper addressed insurance coverage issues that arise in the context of bedbug claims.)
•Author, Calculating the Amount of Coverage, New Appleman On Insurance 3d Edition, Chapter 47, LexisNexis, Spring 2011
•Moderator/Presenter, The Ripple Effect of Catastrophic Environmental Events: Moratoriums, Regulatory Change, and Industry Reaction - Do We Learn From Our Mistakes?, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, March 4, 2011
•Moderator, Reinsurance Markets In a Global Economy, FDCC Annual Meeting, Munich, July 2010
•Presenter, Insurance Coverage Issues in the Commercial General Liability Policy, 2010 Spring Update, New York State Bar Association, June 25, 2010
•Co-Presenter, Nanotechnology - What is it and Why Should We Care? International Association of Claim Professionals, June 3, 2010
•Presenter, “Contractual Indemnification, ” 2009 Insurance Coverage Spring Update, New York State Bar Association, May 2009


•Richard J. Cohen and Michael T. Glascott Inducted Into American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
October 31, 2013


•Professional Liability Matters
•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report


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Michael T. Glascott

665 Main Street, Suite 400
BuffaloNY 14203-1425


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