With more than 20 years’ experience, Glennon represents clients in complex civil litigation involving consumer products, financial services, household appliances, industrial equipment, telecommunications and other products and technologies. He has served as lead counsel in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration proceedings and before administrative agencies such as the Illinois Commerce Commission. His litigation practice focuses on commercial disputes, product liability defense, contractual claims, intellectual property, licensing, regulatory compliance, agribusiness and class action defense. Glennon assists clients with internal investigations and counsels companies regarding efforts to protect intellectual property, reduce litigation, comply with regulatory requirements and respond to inquiries from government agencies. He also advises senior management on branding initiatives and corporate governance.
Regarding class action lawsuits, Glennon vigorously defends clients in regulatory, advertising, marketing and billing matters, as well as claims filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA) and state deceptive trade practice statutes. His shareholder litigation experience extends to securities fraud, derivative actions and fiduciary duty claims against officers and directors. He has worked with lawyers across the country in a variety of multiple-firm cooperative approaches on behalf of clients, including the consolidation of more than 30 cases challenging a client's advertising and billing practices and the use of an All Writs Act injunction enjoining several competing state cases.
Glennon’s work often addresses state and federal regulations, as well as industry and consensus standards of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and others. He has significant experience with investigations and lawsuits relating to fires and explosions and in assisting manufacturers and other employers responding to workplace injuries and fatalities. He has assisted clients with product testing, safety investigations and product recalls. He frequently works with product safety officers, engineers and outside consultants.
His experience includes patented biotechnology, trademarks, counterfeit goods, process control systems, fiber optic cables, wireless telephones, manufactured housing, steam conditioning valves, emission controls, motors, electrical switches, control valves, water heater controls, appliance controls, ladders, hot tubs, lighting fixtures, socket assemblies, heat tape, tires, tools, natural gas, LP gas and odorant.
In the construction field, Glennon has handled matters of contract default, supply/procurement, workmanship, engineering and design defects, and mechanics’ lien/bond claims. His experience involves commercial, industrial and municipal projects, including one of the nation's largest cement plants, a cogeneration power plant, a mass transit system and fiber optic cable relocation.
In addition, Glennon assists clients in complying with government regulations and responding to civil investigative demands, government subpoenas and other government inquiries. Before returning to private practice, he served as unit chief of the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General's St. Louis office, where he directed the investigation and prosecution of violations of Missouri's securities, antitrust and consumer fraud statutes. He handled a broad array of issues, including electronic commerce, advertising, promotion and marketing, truth-in-lending, counterfeit goods and automobile leasing. He also represented Missouri in a variety of multiple-state investigations coordinated by the National Association of Attorneys General and in joint state/federal investigations.