Leo Glickman

New York City, New York
Experience: 22 years
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About Leo Glickman

Founding partner Leo Glickman has a long track record of holding the powerful accountable and fighting for progressive candidates and causes. While serving as the NY State Chair of Common Cause, he spearheaded legal efforts to force the Republican-led New York State Senate to open their financial books. The case resulted in a landmark decision by the Court of Appeals, Weston vs. Sloan, that requires the State Senate to disclose its taxpayer-funded budget to the public.Mr. Glickman is an experienced civil rights litigator, representing clients whose constitutional rights have been violated by members of the Police Department and the Department of Correction. In addition, Mr. Glickman represents candidates for Statewide and Citywide offices as well as many candidates for local legislative positions. He also advises political action committees (PACs) on the complex thicket of local, state, and federal election and campaign finance laws. Prior to founding Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, Mr. Glickman worked for the Manhattan Borough President, C. Virginia Fields. As her Counsel, he developed civil rights policy, authored a report on discrimination in the taxi industry, and played a lead role in the Borough President√Ęs responses to the police shootings of Amadou Diallo and Patrick Dorismond. When Mayor Giuliani released the juvenile records of Dorismond, he drafted proposed legislation to strengthen the privacy rights of juvenile offenders.Prior to the Borough President's office, Mr. Glickman headed a division of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB), and was responsible for training candidates in complying with the City's campaign finance law and utilizing the law to maximize the public funding of their campaigns. His nuts and bolts experience with campaign finance law makes him an effective campaign advisor and advocate before the Campaign Finance Board, Board of Elections, the Federal Election Commission, and the courts.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Rights
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • New YorkSince 1996

Professional Experience

  • Counsel C. Virginia Fields, Manhattan Borough President 1999 - 2002 Developed civil rights policy, authored a report on discrimination in the taxi industry, and played a lead role in the Borough President's responses to the police shootings of Amadou Diallo and Patrick Dorismond. When Mayor Giuliani released the juvenile records of Dorismond, he drafted proposed legislation to strengthen the privacy rights of juvenile offenders.
  • Chief of Candidate Services New York City Campaign Finance Board 1996 - 1999 Headed a division of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, responsible for training candidates in complying with the City's campaign finance law and utilizing the law to maximize the public funding of their campaigns.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School J.D. (1994) 1990 - 1994Honors: Bernard Brandt Scholar; Cum Laude
  • Boston University B.A. | History/economics/political science 1983 - 1987Honors: Cum Laude
  • London School of Economics G.C.S. | Economics/political science 1985 - 1986

Professional Association

  • All Stars for Hope #973060 Pro bono counsel 2008 - Current
  • Stonewall Democratic Club #973061 Member 2008 - Current
  • National Police Accountability Project #973062 Member 2005 - Current
  • New York State Bar #973063 Member 1996 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • New York City Campaign Finance Law Goldfeder's Modern Election Law 2009
  • Parrish's Lawyer Clears Things Up The Wave March, 2009
  • Mixing Money and Politics: How U. S. Campaign Finance Affects Democratic Governance in the U.S., United Nations Development Programme - Human Development Report, 2002 United Nations Development Report 2002
  • Contributions to Campaigns of Candidates for Surrogate, and Appointments by Surrogates of Guardians Ad Litem The Record of the Bar Association of the City of New York 1999

Address

5030 Broadway
Suite 652 New York
New York City, NY 10034 USA

Telephone: (718) 852-3710
Fax: (718) 852-3586

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