Glenn A. Clark


Glenn A. Clark is a commercial litigator whose practice focuses on employment, product liability, insurance, construction, and health care litigation. He was a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee for 12 years, served as the managing partner of Riker Danzig for over 20 years, and is now Of Counsel.

Glenn believes that the key to success in the courtroom is thorough preparation. He learned this lesson early in his career and has applied it ever since, becoming known for his tenacity and attention to detail in trials.

Through 30 plus years as a litigator, he has appeared in arbitrations, administrative hearings, jury and non-jury trials, and appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court and New Jersey Supreme Court. Glenn has served as a hospital trustee, and has chaired hospital credentials, as well as quality and corporate compliance committees.

Among Glenn’s past and present clients are hospitals, construction companies, insurance carriers and chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

His achievements include:

  • Obtaining a multimillion-dollar judgment for The Hertz Corporation after the collapse of a parking deck under construction at Newark International Airport.
  • Successfully defending a fertilizer manufacturer whose product was used as an explosive in a terrorist attack.
  • Convincing the New Jersey courts to adopt the “inevitability doctrine” governing the disclosure and use of trade secrets.
  • Obtaining a substantial judgment for defamation and tortious interference claims by a physician denied hospital medical staff privileges.
  • Obtaining a precedent-setting opinion from the New Jersey Supreme Court upholding his own firm’s retirement plan in a suit brought by a former partner.

Glenn is “the touchstone of quality” according to the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Client’s Guides, which has included Glenn on its list for the field of Commercial Litigation since 2004. Chambers recommends Glenn for his “excellent” handling of high-profile litigation. Clients interviewed by Chambers point to his “tenacity”, “detail-oriented attitude”, “creative approach”, and “excellent reputation” as the secrets to his success.

Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has listed Glenn on its “Best Lawyers” list since 2006 for Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, and Employment Litigation. Thomson Reuters has included him on the New Jersey “Super Lawyers” list for General Litigation since 2005. See Awards and Honors Methodology.

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Areas of Emphasis

Commercial Litigation

Health Care

Employment Litigation

Products Liability Litigation

Construction Litigation

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

United States Supreme Court


Notre Dame Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Notre Dame, M.B.A., with highest honors

Executive Editor Notre Dame Law Review

Seton Hall University, B.A., summa cum laude

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