Title: Regulatory Trial and Appellate Attorney; Founding Partner of Law Firm of Ivey & Levetown
A: Coffee and the newspaper. Jolene (wife) and I take turns: I start with the Metro section and she starts with the front section. Then we switch. I get Sports all to myself! After that, it’s off to work.
A: I’m an attorney who handles trials, appeals and investigations. My clients are a mix of individuals and businesses. It’s challenging and exciting work, and I enjoy being able to help people when they’re in tough situations. By the way, I’m also a recovering politician!
A: I recently heard a sermon on David & Goliath, which led me to the key passages in the first Book of Samuel. I stayed with that theme and took a look at Malcolm Gladwell’s book. The overall take away for me is that we can’t be afraid to take on the giants in life.
A: Remote work has already taken hold in the law, even in court. It’s amazing how much time it saves. Also, geography isn’t the obstacle it used to be: I’ve worked with some excellent lawyers and law clerks who live too far away to commute to my offices. At this point, I think it’s here to stay in one form or another.
A: Starting early. I’m more efficient when I get started before the phone starts ringing and the emails pour in.
A: Depends on the person. But no matter what you do for a living, it’s important to pay attention to the business world. Especially now that people are able to push businesses to be responsible corporate citizens and to have a positive impact on the world.
About Glenn F. Ivey:
GLENN F. IVEY is a founding partner at the law firm of Ivey & Levetown. Mr. Ivey is a seasoned trial attorney who has tried over forty-five (45) jury trials in federal and state courts, as well as litigated numerous appeals. Additionally, Mr. Ivey has extensive regulatory, legislative, investigations and crisis management experience.
Mr. Ivey acquired substantial legal expertise in the private sector. He served as a partner at two internationally renowned “Am Law 100” law firms, and as a partner at two midsize litigation boutiques. Mr. Ivey’s experience has ranged from representing major corporations—like Microsoft, Pepco and Uber—to small businesses and individuals.
In his criminal litigation practice, he has successfully represented clients involved in high-profile matters such as a former Congressman who faced theft charges, the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal, a senior vice president accused of bribing federal procurement officials, a federal fraud investigation involving environmental law violations, campaign finance irregularities in the 2010 District of Columbia mayoral elections, a CEO involved in a federal public corruption investigation in Michigan, a senior bank executive accused of embezzlement, and a company accused of mortgage and credit card fraud.
Mr. Ivey also has significant public service experience at the federal and state levels. He served as Chief Counsel to a U.S. Senate Majority Leader, as counsel to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, and as a counsel to the U.S. Senate Whitewater Committee. Mr. Ivey has valuable Justice Department experience, having served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia where he prosecuted criminal cases as well as led numerous grand jury investigations.
During his public service in state government, Mr. Ivey was elected to serve two terms as the State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland, where he managed over 70 attorneys prosecuting crimes ranging from misdemeanors to murders. He launched a variety of intervention, prevention and re-entry programs aimed at developing alternative approaches to reducing crime. He also served as the Chairman of the Maryland Public Service Commission, which regulates the state’s telecommunications, gas and electricity industries.
Mr. Ivey regularly provides legal and political commentary on media outlets like CNN, NPR, MSNBC, TV One and countless local television news and commentary programs. He has also been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.
Mr. Ivey has an accomplished academic background as well. He graduated from Princeton University with honors and Harvard Law School. Mr. Ivey teaches trial advocacy at Harvard Law School and taught advanced criminal procedure courses at the University of Maryland’s Law School for two decades. Mr. Ivey has served as the president of the DC Chapter of the Harvard Law School Association, as an elected member of the DC Bar’s Board of Governors and as the chairman of the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. He is currently a board member for the Sentencing Project. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.