- Dartmouth College (B.A., Physics & Philosophy, minor in Mathematics, magna cum laude, 2008)
- Yale Law School (J.D., 2013)
Law Clerk to Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2014-15)
Law Clerk to Judge Christina A. Snyder, United States District Court for the Central District of California (2013-2014)
Glenn Bridgman is a trial lawyer working in Susman Godfrey’s Los Angeles office. With Susman Godfrey since 2015, Bridgman has already proven himself to be a trusted resource, valued trial lawyer, and relied upon legal counsel to his colleagues and clients. In his time at the firm, Bridgman has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes commercial litigation, trying cases successfully across practice areas such as insurance litigation, trademark disputes, securities fraud, and breach of contract matters. In 2019, Mr. Bridgman was named a California Trailblazer by The Recorder (ALM) and a Rising Star in Insurance Litigation by Law360.
Most recently, in 37 Besen Parkway, LLC v. John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Bridgman was a critical part of a legal team that secured a $91.25 million settlement (before fees and expenses) for insurance policy owners against John Hancock Life Insurance Company. The Honorable Paul Gardephe described the settlement as a “quite extraordinary . . . result achieved on behalf of the class.” Mr. Bridgman started on this case at inception and quickly assumed the role of running the case on a day to day basis – from filing of the complaint through combing through over 340,000 pages of documents, taking and defending over 15 highly technical depositions involving highly complex subjects, filing a motion for class certification and supporting expert report – all of which resulted in the successful settlement that was struck two and a half years later. Bridgman was quoted about the case and the enormous result of the Class in an article by Law360.
Mr. Bridgman is currently litigating similar class actions against numerous insurance companies, including AXA Equitable, PHL Variable, and Voya Retirement Insurance & Annuity Company. More information on the Voya class action, a certified class with over 45,000 members, is available here.
In In Re: James V. Cotter, Living Trust, Ellen Marie Cotter, Margaret Cotter, Petitioners, vs. James J. Cotter, Jr., Respondent, a trust and estates case in Los Angeles Superior Court, Bridgman was instrumental in achieving a successful verdict invalidating a will on grounds of both undue influence and incapacity. Among other things over the course of the matter, Bridgman examined witnesses at trial and delivered the section of the closing argument addressing the successful undue influence claim.
In addition to the above, Mr. Bridgman has also:
Bridgman attended Yale Law School where he was the Notes Editor for the Yale Law Journal and served the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization as both a Board Member and the Clinic Director. Bridgman also received the William K.S. Wang Prize for Excellence in Corporate Law, the Thomas I. Emerson Prize for Best Paper on Legislation, and the C. LaRue Munson Prize for Excellence in the Presentation of a Clinical Case. Mr. Bridgman also directed the Yale Landlord Tenant Clinic. Before attending law school, Mr. Bridgman was a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Bulgaria.