For the first time in more than two decades, McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman is operating under new leadership. Effective January 1, the firm announced the election of Robert T. Glickman as its managing principal. Mr. Glickman succeeds Kenneth B. Liffman, who has held the position for over twenty-five years and who has been named Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Liffman led the firm to unprecedented growth and success during his tenure as managing principal. This included adding over 30 attorneys and 20 practice areas. Mr. Liffman will remain with McCarthy Lebit as a principal, where he will continue to serve his clients in the areas of transactions, banking matters and real estate law.
“It’s rare in the today’s legal industry for a managing partner to lead a firm for as long as Ken has led McCarthy Lebit,” Mr. Glickman said. “But for those of us who have been fortunate enough to work alongside Ken, his time in this position should come as no surprise. We are indebted to Ken for the contributions he has made to the firm’s success and all of our careers. I’m honored to take on the monumental task of following in his footsteps, and will work as hard as possible to live up to the example set by leaders like Ken and Dan McCarthy, but it may not be able to match Ken’s success.”
Mr. Glickman is one of the firm’s most-respected attorneys and leaders. He has spent his past 14 years at McCarthy Lebit as a member of the firm’s Board and co-head of the litigation practice.
“Rob is an enormously successful attorney, businessman and a fine leader,” said Mr. Liffman. “Thanks to his strong management and his unwavering commitment to client service, his transition to managing principal feels very evolutionary.”
In addition to overseeing McCarthy Lebit’s strategic direction and day-to-day operations, he will maintain his office and practice leadership roles, while continuing to serve his clients. Mr. Glickman’s trial practice focuses on white-collar crime, employment issues, intellectual property litigation and professional negligence. He also counsels clients on alternative dispute resolution practice, serving as a private judge, arbitrator or mediator in many different types of cases.
Mr. Glickman received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Mr. Glickman lives in Orange Village with his wife, Linda, and two daughters. He serves on the board of a number of for-profit and philanthropic organizations in Northeast Ohio.