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  • Bucknell University, B.S., business administration/management (1992)
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D. (1995)


  • California

Daniel M. Glassman

Senior Counsel
Orange County
Phone: +1 949.798.1320
3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614-8505

Dan Glassman is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Orange County office. Dan has over  23 years of experience as a trial attorney in private practice and as in-house counsel for a 23,000 employee health system. His experience includes complex commercial litigation in the areas of health care, hospitality and leisure, commercial class actions, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, and business torts. Before joining Crowell & Moring, Dan was vice president and associate general counsel of the St. Joseph Health System, where he was the primary point of contact for six hospitals and responsible for oversight and management of all system-wide business and employment litigation. Prior to that, Dan was a litigation attorney at the Orange County office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, where he litigated complex matters at all levels of state and federal court. 

Representative Matters

Health Care Litigation

  • Won multi-week jury trial on behalf of health insurance plan relating to claim by home infusion provider seeking excessive charges for its provision of drugs to plan member. Jury returned unanimous defense verdict on breach of contract and fraud claims, after court granted directed verdict on the punitive damages claim.  Verdict affirmed on appeal.
  • Won summary judgment for health insurance plan relating to claim by provider seeking excessive charges for services provided to plan member.
  • Won motion to dismiss for health insurance plan relating to claim by provider seeking excessive charges for services provided to plan member.
  • Representing healthcare plans in numerous contractual and payment disputes with health care providers.

Complex Business Litigation

  • Won summary judgment for major hotel management company in multi-million dollar dispute with real estate investment company over failed hotel sale transaction.
  • Won jury trial for movie theatre chain in action for professional negligence against former accountants.
  • Won arbitration for securities broker-dealer for professional negligence against a former sales representative.
  • Won trial for manufacturer in action brought by customer in connection with supply contract.
  • Represented air conditioner manufacturer in statewide class action in Nevada alleging product defects in air conditioning units installed in over 60,000 homes throughout the state.
  • Represented mattress manufacturer in consumer class action alleging violations of California consumer protection and warrant statutes.
  • Represented insurer in defense of lawsuit seeking coverage and bad faith damages for environmental cleanup costs as a result of a consent agreement with a state agency in Nevada.  After the court granted summary adjudication finding a lack of coverage for very significant portions of the claim, a favorable settlement was reached.  
  • Represented international law firm in multiple malpractice actions brought by former clients.
  • Represented movie theatre chain in lease dispute against shopping center re-developer.
  • Represented major land owner in lease dispute against shopping center tenant who had abandoned the premises.
  • Represented securities broker-dealer in unfair competition action against former employees. 
  • Represented securities broker-dealer in action against former partner involving the sale of partner's business to client.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund  
  • Co-Chair, Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Board Member, Orange County Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Arbitrator, Orange County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitrations
  • Former Board Member, United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Former Vice Chair of Litigation & Liability section
  • Former Board Member, Friends of Santa Ana Zoo


Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

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Jan.02.2020 Crowell & Moring Elects Eight New Partners and Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel and 26 to Counsel Positions