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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 helped clients achieve landmark civil rights and free speech merits victories in the U.S. 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 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Honorable Karen L. Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the Honorable Liam O'Grady for the U.S. 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.


  • Briefed, argued, and won motion to dismiss for pharmaceutical company Lundbeck LLC in complex civil RICO suit involving allegedly improper donations to charitable co-pay foundations. MSP Recovery Claims, Series LLC v. Lundbeck LLC, No. 3:22-CV-422, 2023 WL 2637383 (E.D. Va. Mar. 24, 2023).
  • Briefed and won landmark free speech victory in the U.S. Supreme Court for criminal defendant regarding the scope of the “true threats” exception to the First Amendment. Counterman v. Colorado, 600 U.S. 66 (2023).
  • Briefed and won significant civil rights victory in the U.S. Supreme Court for plaintiff seeking to enforce provisions of the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Health & Hosp. Corp. of Marion Cnty. v. Talevski, 599 U.S. 166 (2023).
  • Represented The Kroger Co. in multiple antitrust suits brought by state attorneys general and private plaintiffs challenging various aspects of Kroger-Albertsons merger agreement, including in extensive briefing before the D.C. District Court and the D.C. Circuit, Washington State Courts, and the Northern District of California.
  • 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 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 federal habeas appeal for inmate pursuing novel statutory claims, achieving a partial victory and receiving acknowledgment and thanks as pro bono counsel in the court’s published opinion. Wallace v. United States, 43 F.4th 595, 600 (6th Cir. 2022).
  • Briefed and argued cross-motions for summary judgment 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 multi-billion dollar consumer protection cases brought by the attorney general of Hawaii concerning the drug Plavix, including through discovery, dispositive briefing, a four-week virtual bench trial, and a successful appeal to the Hawaii Supreme Court. State ex rel. Shikada v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., 152 Haw. 418 (2023). 
  • Briefed and won reversal of adverse summary judgment decision in high-profile case involving the Title IX and due process rights of a former University of Connecticut Women’s Soccer player whose athletic scholarship was wrongfully terminated. Radwan v. Manuel, 55 F.4th 101 (2d Cir. 2022).
  • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca in successful APA challenge to violation letter from the Department of Health and Human Services and successful 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); Sanofi Aventis U.S. LLC v. Dep’t of Health & Hum. Servs., 58 F.4th 696 (3d Cir. 2023). 
  • Briefed, argued, and won 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).
  • Argued novel Ninth Circuit First Amendment retaliation case 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).


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  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2015,

    Highest Honors, Order of the Coif

  • B.A., History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010, magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Federal and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, The Honorable Liam O'Grady
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, The Honorable Karen LeCraft Henderson
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, The Honorable Scott M. Matheson, Jr.