Michael L. Glaser was born in Washington, D.C. He was educated at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1961. In 1965 he graduated from the George Washington University School of Law receiving a Juris Doctor with honors. From 1965 to 1966, he served as law clerk to Associate Judge Frank H. Myers (deceased) of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Mr. Glaser has more than 49 years experience in the communications field, including service with the Federal Communications Commission from 1960 to 1962. He began the private practice of law in Washington, D.C. in 1966, initially concentrating in the practice of communications law, which included the representation of radio and television broadcast stations, cable television systems, telephone companies, and other communications common carriers, wireless communications systems and private radio systems and users before federal and state regulatory agencies.
Mr. Glaser's later expanded his practice to include the representation of program producers, telephone local exchange and long distance companies, other competitive communications common carriers, both domestic and international, satellite transmission companies and users, cellular telephone and paging companies, and other wireless and private communications systems and users, in regulatory, corporate, transactional and litigation matters.
Mr. Glaser's practice continues to include the representation of these type entities. The scope of his representation covers advice and counsel to communications clients on diverse matters and issues before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions, negotiations of contracts for services and facilities, and litigation, including licensing and administrative hearings, rate, tariff and enforcement proceedings before regulatory agencies, and litigation of commercial and antitrust actions and employment matters before federal and state courts and arbitration panels. Mr. Glaser also advises and counsels clients with respect to the interpretation and application of federal and state antitrust laws and unfair competition to telecommunications companies, and to commercial businesses in general.
Mr. Glaser also served as a private industry member of the United States Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel of the United States Atomic Energy Commission and its successor, the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, from 1972 until 1982. In that capacity, Mr. Glaser served, while in the private law practice, as an administrative judge to determine whether public utilities seeking licenses to operate nuclear power plants complied with the health and safety requirements of the United States Atomic Energy Act, and whether their conduct in utility operations was consistent with the federal antitrust laws and the policies underlying those laws.
Mr. Glaser is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, and the states of Maryland (inactive) and Colorado, the Federal Communications Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Mr. Glaser was the organizer and served as the co-chairman of the Communications Law Forum of the Colorado Bar Association from 1992-2001; and CChair 2002-2005; Executive Member 2005-2006. He is admitted to practice before numerous federal district courts and federal circuit courts of appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Colorado.
Mr. Glaser has authored and lectured for the Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education program in Colorado, for the National Business Institute, Inc. in Communications Law, and before the Alarm and Security Industry and the Broadband Communications Industry.
Mr. Glaser was a Senior FellowInformation Law and Policy at the Center for the New West, Denver, Colorado, and served on the Advisory Board of the Center's Institute for Information Law and Policy 1995 to 1996. The Center is an independent, nonprofit and nonpartisan institution for policy research, emphasizing trade, technology and economic development issues.
Mr. Glaser has held an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. since 1977. Mr Glaser's AV rating is Preeminent 5.0 out of 5. The AV rating means that Mr. Glaser is recognized by his peers for having the strongest legal ability and highest ethical standards. Mr. Glaser's profile is also featured on Lawyer Profile on Martindale.com and on Lawyers.com.
Mr. Glaser resides in Denver, Colorado. He married the former Catherine Mary Connor (deceased) and he is the parent of five children, four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Mr. Glaser was a biographee in Who's Who in America from 1976 to 1993, and was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in Telecommunications. Mr. Glaser is listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America", a US News & World Report publication, 2013 - 2018. Mr. Glaser is also listed as one of the best lawyers in Colorado 2013-2018.