Rick Glaser focuses his practice in the areas of white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate monitoring. He works with public and private corporations to understand the foundation of the charge, build an investigative strategy, conduct a full inspection, and then provide conclusions and recommended actions. He works on investigations involving grand juries, federal and state courts, regulatory agencies and auditors, congressional inquiries, and civil disputes. He also advises on corporate monitoring and has worked alongside companies’ legal and compliance departments to develop and improve internal controls and processes and to tailor efficient and cost-effective compliance plans to a particular company’s needs.
Prior to joining the firm, Rick served as an Assistant United States Attorney in various districts in the United States for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) – holding numerous management positions – and finally as First Assistant and Executive Assistant United States attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, responsible for oversight and operational review of the Civil, Administrative, and Criminal Divisions of the district. Since joining the firm to help create the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Team, he has been responsible for overseeing antitrust, health care, accounting, and general fraud internal investigations, as well as representing individuals in major antitrust, accounting, securities, general fraud, and health care criminal investigations.
As a lead evaluator and former director of the DOJ’s Evaluation and Review Staff, the DOJ’s self-evaluating body, Rick gained a deep understanding of how the U.S. Attorneys' Offices operate throughout the nation. He is able to focus on the challenges that businesspeople may face when encountering a federal lawsuit. In addition, he frequently lectures and makes presentations in both white collar and criminal investigations areas to clients and special outside groups.
Rick previously served on Parker Poe's board of directors and served as the chair of the Litigation Department. Rick created and currently heads up the firm's Government Investigations & White Collar Defense Team.