Stephen I. Glover is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Co-Chair of the Firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.  Mr. Glover has an extensive practice representing public and private companies in complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt offerings and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Glover was named the 2016 Washington, D.C. M&A Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America® and has been ranked in the top tier of corporate transactions attorneys in Washington, D.C. for the past twelve years (2005 – 2016) by Chambers USA America's Leading Business Lawyers.  Mr. Glover has also been selected by Chambers Global 2016  and 2017 as a top lawyer for USA Corporate/M&A. In 2017, Chambers also singled out Mr. Glover and elevated him to a "Star Individual". In 2015, Mr. Glover was recognized in Who's Who of M&A Lawyers by Who's Who Legal.  He was recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2017, 2016 and 2015, and has been named as a top Washington M&A lawyer by The Washington Business Journal on several occasions. Mr. Glover has also been identified among "Ten of the D.C. Area's Top Deal-Making Attorneys" by Legal Times.

His clients include large public corporations, emerging growth companies and middle market companies in a wide range of industries.  He also advises private equity firms, individual investors and others.  Selected representations include the following:

  • Marriott International in its contested $13.6 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • Towers Watson in connection with its $18 billion merger of equals with Willis Group
  • CoStar in its acquisitions of and Apartment Finder
  • Clark Enterprises in the sale of Clark Construction to its management team
  • Independent directors of Media General in its merger with New Young Broadcasting
  • Special committee of board of directors of TNS in its $860 million sale to Siris Capital
  • Apex Tools, a joint venture between Danaher and Cooper Industries, in its $1.6 billion sale to Bain Capital
  • Marriott International in the spin-off of its vacation ownership business, Marriott Vacations Worldwide
  • The controlling stockholder of government contractor SRA in its $1.8 billion sale to Providence Equity
  • EaglePicher in a series of dispositions totaling approximately $500 million
  • Watson Wyatt in the $3.5 billion merger of equals with Towers Perrin that resulted in the formation of Towers Watson
  • United Therapeutics in a transaction in which Eli Lilly acquired a significant equity stake and entered into an intellectual property licensing arrangement
  • Intel in its approximately $2.5 billion flash RAM manufacturing venture with Micron Technology
  • United Defense in its $4.6 billion sale to BAE
  • Neustar in its $650 million acquisition of Targus and its approximately $700 million initial public offering
  • Numerous other M&A transactions, special committee representations, IPO's and joint ventures

Mr. Glover is the author or co-author of several books, including M&A Practice Guide (revised 2012); Business Separation Transactions: Spin-Offs, Subsidiary IPOs and Tracking Stock (revised 2012); and Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances (revised 2012).  He has written more than 60 articles and speaks frequently on corporate and securities law issues.

Mr. Glover is a member of the DC Bar Board of Governors, as well as a former co-chair of the Steering Committee for the D.C. Bar's Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section.  He is a member of the advisory board of BNA's Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report and a member of the editorial board of The M&A Lawyer.  He has served as D.C. representative to the New York Tribar Opinion Committee.  Mr. Glover has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Glover was the DC Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for 2004.  He served as a law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall in the United States Supreme Court from 1981 to 1982 and to J. Skelly Wright, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1980 to 1981.  He earned his law degree cum laude in 1980 from Harvard Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review.  He received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude in 1977 from Amherst College.


  • Harvard University - 1980 - Juris Doctor
  • Amherst College - 1977 - Bachelor of Arts


  • District of Columbia Bar

Recent Publications

February 3, 2014
February 19, 2013