- 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 trusted resource, valued trial lawyer, and relied upon legal counsel to his clients and colleagues. Glenn represents both plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes commercial litigation, trying cases successfully across practice areas and industries such as insurance, antitrust, intellectual property, securities, and breach of contract. In 2019, Mr. Bridgman was named a California Trailblazer by The Recorder (ALM) and a Rising Star in Insurance Litigation by Law360. In 2020 he was named a Rising Star in General Commercial Litigation by The Legal 500.
In 37 Besen Parkway, LLC v. John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Glenn 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.” Glenn 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, combing through over 340,000 pages of documents, taking and defending more than 15 highly technical depositions involving highly complex subjects, and 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. Glenn was quoted about the case and the enormous result for the Class in an article by Law360.
In TVPX ARS, Inc., v. Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Glenn represented life settlement fund, TVPX, in its breach of contract action against Genworth Insurance Company. After Genworth secured an injunction based on a 2004 settlement of a prior case, Glenn took over the appellate argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and persuaded the Eleventh Circuit to vacate the district court’s injunction. The opinion can be read here and you can listen to Glenn’s argument before the court here (start at 3:15).
However, Glenn’s litigation savvy is not limited to insurance matters. Glenn is well-versed in all types of high stakes litigation. He has:
Glenn also maintains an active pro bono practice. He currently represents a tenant advocacy group helping defend the constitutionality of eviction protections for renters enacted by the City of Oakland and Alameda County in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Daily Journal and Law360 profiled Glenn and his colleagues for their work in this area.
Glenn 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. Glenn 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. Glenn also directed the Yale Landlord Tenant Clinic.
Before attending law school, Glenn was a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Bulgaria. Before starting his practice at Susman Godfrey, Glenn clerked for Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Christina A. Snyder of the Central District of California.