Seymour Glanzer has represented a considerable number of prominent individuals and entities in major criminal and civil cases nationwide. Prior to joining private practice, Seymour served as chief of the Anti-Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., and also as one of the three original Watergate prosecutors.
Seymour had a distinguished career as an enforcement attorney with the SEC in Washington, D.C., from 1961 to 1965. During the period 1965 through early 1967, he served as an assistant U.S. attorney, prosecuting general criminal cases. Thereafter, he became chief of the Anti-Fraud Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., a position he held starting in 1967, when that section was organized and established. The section focused on investigation and prosecution of major white collar offenses and became a model for the establishment of specialized units of this type in other U.S. Attorneys’ and state prosecutors’ offices nationwide. The section dealt with violations involving corporate, business, and commercial crimes, including tax and antitrust violations. Furthermore, it pioneered the federal prosecution of consumer fraud cases.
From mid-1972 through 1973, he was one of the three original Watergate prosecutors who participated in the successful trial of the seven Watergate defendants involved in the break-in at the Democratic National Committee Office. Thereafter, he played a key role in the ensuing investigation of the "cover up" conspiracy. That investigation procured and developed the evidence that led to the indictments of two top presidential aides, the former Attorney General, the president's legal counsel, and others. After the Special Prosecutor was appointed he joined the Prosecutor's staff. In mid-1974, he returned to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., and resumed the position of chief of the Anti-Fraud Section before subsequently entering private practice. In October 1974, when he left the U.S. Attorney’s Office to enter private practice, he received a personal letter of appreciation from Attorney General William B. Saxbe, in which Mr. Saxbe wrote, “We are sorry to lose you.”
Seymour received special commendations from the Department of Justice in 1971 and 1973, and from the Attorney General in 1974, for his outstanding performance as a prosecutor.
Throughout his distinguished career, Seymour has personally tried a number of celebrated successful white collar crime cases, as well as prosecuted a number of consumer fraud cases relating to scores of consumer victims involving fraudulent home improvement and repair contractors and fraudulently obtained residential mortgages. The successful prosecution by Seymour of a string of fraudulent home improvement and repair contractors in D.C. served as the subject of a book entitled Not With A Gun written by Jean Carper.