Barry D. Glazer

Barry D. Glazer

Of Counsel/Retired Partner



He regularly advises companies in a broad range of industries in regard to cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and the establishment and regulation of international business operations.

Barry has practiced law for the firm's clients in the US, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

He is member of the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice group and co-head of its European and Cybersecurity, Privacy and Social Media practice groups.

He was previously co-head of Dorsey's London office and a member of the firm's Policy Committee.

Education & Admissions

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1973), cum laude
Staff Member, Journal of Law Reform

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio (A.B., 1970), magna cum laude
Political Science
Phi Beta Kappa


  • Minnesota
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, England & Wales
  • Paris Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota USA


  • English, French


Representative Transactions

  • Advising Orbotech Ltd in connection with its $370 million acquisition of SPTS Technologies Group Limited;
  • Advised Luxembourg company in connection with the acquisition of a minority investment in a solar power generation company;
  • Advising Norwegian based company in connection with negotiation and establishment of a Dutch IP joint venture company;
  • Advising a US-based manufacturer on the management buy-out of its Italian manufacturing operation;
  • Advising an investment partnership in a potential investment in a franchising business in Nigeria;
  • Advising a US chemical company on the establishment of joint venture processing operations in Tanzania;
  • Advising a US-based wholesale auction company on secured loans to producers in various European jurisdictions;
  • Advising a non-EU multinational on EU privacy aspects of the implementation of its groupwide electronic communications policy;
  • Advising an international professional association on the establishment of branch operations in Russia;
  • Organizing the execution and submission to national privacy regulators of a series of bilateral agreements between a US based parent company and its European subsidiaries to allow the legal transmission of European customer and personnel personal data to the United States;
  • Drafting and advising on the validity of data privacy consents of European participants in client’s employee assessment programs.

News & Resources

Select Presentations

  • Barry frequently lectures on international topics and is an Adjunct Professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law's London Program, teaching International Business Transactions.
  • New EU Data Protection Rules and ATM Security – Regulating the Impossible? ATMIA Security Conference (London, October 2014)
  • EU Data Protection: Current Laws and Future Regulations (London, May 2013)
  • Global Laws and Current trends for Data Protection: Workshop on Cyber Security and Global Affairs (Barcelona, June 2012)

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Creative Industries
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Franchise & Distribution Law
  • Healthcare
  • Israel
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Telecommunications

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, American Bar Association, International Law Section
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals


  • International Law Office - Client Choice Award 2012
  • Ranked by Legal 500, 2011
Barry D. Glazer