Patricia L. Glaser Will Also Be Recognized as a University Benefactor
NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 — American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) announced today that Patricia L. Glaser will receive an Honorary Doctorate from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Sunday, June 8, 2014, during an official ceremony at the university’s 77th International Board of Governors Meeting (BOG) in Jerusalem. She will also be honored as a university benefactor in a separate ceremony on Monday, June 9, 2014.
Ms. Glaser has been a champion of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for more than three decades. She is on the university’s International Board of Governors and received an Honorary Fellowship from The Hebrew University in 2008. An energetic proponent of AFHU’s mission, Ms. Glaser has provided exemplary leadership to the organization, serving on its national board and as a past president and current vice chairman of the Los Angeles Region board. In 2013, she received AFHU’s Scopus Award in recognition of her humanitarianism, professional accomplishments and her longstanding commitment to Israel.
“These honors are a tribute to Patty Glaser’s devotion to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her active, enthusiastic leadership on behalf of American Friends of The Hebrew University,” said Daniel I. Schlessinger, president of AFHU. “Her generosity and sense of Jewish communal spirit are immense, and Hebrew University has benefitted immeasurably from these qualities over the past 30 years.”
As chair of the litigation department of Glaser Weil, Ms. Glaser is among the short list of preeminent business trial attorneys in the United States. She is frequently sought after in matters of high-stakes litigation. Ms. Glaser provides general legal counsel to publicly and privately held companies in a variety of areas, including real estate, contracts, antitrust, entertainment, banking and securities. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, major studios, real estate investors and developers, financial institutions, and high-profile entertainers and public figures.
Esteemed within the legal community, Ms. Glaser has earned numerous accolades for her achievements. Chambers & Partners describes her as a “trial icon” and gives her top California rankings in both General Commercial Litigation and Media & Entertainment Litigation. LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell recognizes her as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, the highest awarded category. Benchmark Litigation identifies Ms. Glaser in its ranking of “Top California Litigators.” Year after year, she is included in the Daily Journal’s list of “Top Women Litigators” as well as its list of “100 Leading Attorneys in California.” She is on the list of Southern California Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America. Since its inception in 2005, Lawdragon magazine has recognized her as one of its 500 Leading Lawyers in America.
Equally active outside the courtroom, Ms. Glaser serves on the UCLA Israel Studies Program Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees for The National Judicial College, and the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Legal Division. A theater enthusiast, she produces local plays and serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Music Center Theatre Group and the Geffen Theater. She is the recipient of the Bruce I. Hochman Maimonides Torch of Justice Award from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ Legal Division.
Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Ms. Glaser earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from American University and her Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University. She clerked for Federal District Court Judge, The Honorable David W. Williams, in the Central District of California. Following her admission to the California State Bar, she joined Wyman, Bautzer, Christensen, Kuchel & Silbert, where she later became a partner. She remained with the firm until the formation of her current firm in 1988.
Ms. Glaser resides in Century City and Malibu, California with her husband, Sam Mudie, an active entrepreneur and amateur athlete. She has two children by marriage and two grandsons.