Martin Glenn

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Martin Glenn
Occupation Judge
Employer U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York
Location New York

Judge Martin Glenn is a judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York. He was sworn in on Nov. 30, 2006.

In late October 2011, Glenn began presiding over the liquidation proceedings for broker-dealer MF Global Holdings Ltd., at the time ranking No. eight on the list of largest bankruptcy filings in U.S. history.[1][2]


Glenn practiced law with O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles, Calif. from 1972 to 1985, and later in New York. There he specialized in securities, RICO, unfair competition, and financial and accounting fraud.

He began his law career as a clerk for Hon. Henry J. Friendly, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

He is also an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School in New York.[3]


  • J.D., Rutgers Law School (1971)
  • B.S., Cornell University (1968)

Professional Organizations[edit]

  • American Law Institute, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member & Former Trustee
  • Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council, Member & Former Co-Chair
  • The Fund for Modern Courts, Former Director


  1. Federal Inquiry of MF Global Escalates. New York Times.
  2. MF Global: Likely Among the 10 Biggest Bankruptcies Ever. WSJ.
  3. Judge Martin Glenn. US Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of New York.