Kolya Glick represents clients in all phases of complex civil litigation in state and federal courts. He has argued motions and appeals in federal court; litigated a multi-million dollar virtual bench trial in state court; and represented parties and amici at the certiorari and merits stages in the US Supreme Court. He has significant experience as the principal brief-writer on high-stakes questions of constitutional law, administrative law, and state consumer protection laws.
Mr. Glick also maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on the First Amendment, federal criminal appeals, and civil rights issues, including voting rights and questions of qualified immunity.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Glick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Scott M. Matheson of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Honorable Karen L. Henderson of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and the Honorable Liam O'Grady for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. Glick graduated with highest honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Senior Projects Editor of the George Washington Law Review. Since graduating, he has returned to GW Law to teach legal research and writing courses to first-year law students.
- Represented the National Union Fire Insurance Company in successfully defending an appeal in the Delaware Supreme Court concerning the scope of “related” insurance claims. First Solar, Inc. v. Nat'l Union Fire Ins. Co., 274 A.3d 1006, 1007 (Del. 2022) (en banc).
- Represented the North Carolina NAACP in a merits brief to the US Supreme Court concerning intervention of state legislators under FRCP 24. Berger v. N. Carolina State Conf. of the NAACP, No. 21-248, 2022 WL 2251306 (US June 23, 2022).
- Represented Nucor Corp., the largest steel producer in the United States, in briefing a successful motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s antitrust group boycott claims, and then defending that dismissal on appeal. JSW Steel (USA) Inc. v. Nucor Corp., No. 4:21-CV-01842, 2022 WL 489321 (S.D. Tex. Feb. 17, 2022); JSW Steel (USA) v. Nucor Corp., No. 22-20149 (5th Cir.) (appeal pending).
- Briefed and argued criminal appeal for federal inmate pursuing novel claims arising from Rehaif v. United States, 139 S. Ct. 2191 (2019), and United States v. Davis, 139 S. Ct. 2319 (2019). Wallace v. United States, No. 20-5764 (6th Cir.) (appeal pending).
- Served as lead counsel for National Parks Conservation Association in its APA challenge to an administrative rule permitting off-road vehicles on Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. NPCA v. Dep’t of Interior, No. 21-cv-171 (D.D.C.) (cross-motions for summary judgment pending).
- Represented pharmaceutical manufacturers Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi in two large consumer protection cases brought separately by the attorneys general of Hawaii and New Mexico concerning the drug Plavix, including through discovery, dispositive briefing, a four-week virtual bench trial, and appeals to the state supreme courts. Hawaii ex rel. Connors v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., No. 14-1-0708-03 (Haw. Cir. Ct.) (appeal pending); New Mexico ex rel. Balderas v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., No. No. D-101-CV-2016-02176 (N.M. Dist. Ct.) (trial scheduled for January 2023).
- Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca in successful APA challenge to violation letter from the Department of Health and Human Services and subsequent defense of that decision on appeal. AstraZeneca Pharms. LP v. Becerra, 543 F. Supp. 3d 47 (D. Del. 2021); AstraZeneca Pharms. LP v. Becerra, No. CV 21-27-LPS, 2022 WL 484587 (D. Del. Feb. 16, 2022); AstraZeneca Pharms. LP v. HHS, No. 22-1676 (3d Cir.) (appeal pending).
- Represented Professor John Stinneford as amicus curiae in numerous cases before the US Supreme Court and the US Courts of Appeals, arguing that prolonged solitary confinement violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.
- Briefed, argued, and defeated a motion to dismiss counterclaims in a complex breach-of-contract and business tort case. Chenega Corp. v. Antkowiak, No. 19-cv-1329 (E.D. Va. 2020).
- Represented former University of Connecticut Women's Soccer player in an appeal to the Second Circuit of her free speech, due process, and Title IX claims after her athletic scholarship was revoked. Radwan v. University of Connecticut Bd. of Trustees, No. 20-2194 (2d Cir.) (appeal pending).
- Argued novel Ninth Circuit First Amendment retaliation as amicus curiae for the National Police Accountability Project in dispute involving freedom of speech for government employees in the courtroom. Ohlson v. Brady, 9 F.4th 1156, 1158 (9th Cir. 2021).
- Represented the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild drafting a merits-stage amicus brief in the US Supreme Court in First Amendment case. United States v. Sineneng-Smith, 140 S. Ct. 1575 (2020).
- JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2015,
Highest Honors, Order of the Coif
- BA, History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010, magna cum laude
- District of Columbia
- US Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, and DC Circuits
- US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- US District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Liam O'Grady
- US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, The Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson
- US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The Honorable Scott M. Matheson, Jr.