Barry J. Glickman, Partner

Attorney Barry J. Glickman

Barry J. Glickman is an accomplished litigator with a concentration in representing financial institutions of all types and sizes in actions involving banking, creditor’s rights and other commercial disputes. Barry’s background includes a firm grasp of Uniform Commercial Code Articles 3, 4 and 4A, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Credit Billing Act and a broad spectrum of state and federal laws involving levies, restraints, attachments and seizures.


While many commercial litigators lack much in-court experience, Barry has years of trial, hearing and motion practice, in both federal and state courts. He is also especially expert in handling bank “emergency” courtroom matters. Rarely does Barry handle a “garden variety” lawsuit. Rather, since joining ZEK in 1990, he has litigated a wide variety of unusual cases that have resulted in favorable verdicts or published decisions. For example, Barry is well known as the leader in defending banks brought by and prosecuting claims against law firms scammed as a result of counterfeit official check schemes. Barry has also been involved in a series of lawsuits filed against banks pursuant to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 and the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act by terror victims seeking to attach electronic fund transfers blocked in compliance with sanctions implemented by the Office of Foreign Asset Control. Through the years, Barry has locked horns with, and ultimately defeated, among others, a disgruntled attorney who pursued a scorched earth campaign against a credit card issuer; and a “Goliath” insurer who sought sanctions against a “David” insured.

Legal Process Compliance Advice and Counseling

In addition to his extensive trial and other courtroom experience Barry has uncommon expertise in the highly specialized field of legal process compliance. With this knowledge Barry has developed a successful niche practice providing daily counsel to in-house counsel and operations personnel on issues concerning both atypical and judgment enforcement devices such as writs, restraining notices and levies and problematic federal and state specific court orders and process served by law enforcement agencies, governmental and regulatory bodies and attorneys as officers of the court. As part of this unique arrangement Barry also regularly provides training and legal education lectures to these bank clients.


Before his affiliation with ZEK, Barry honed his skills as a litigator with two well-respected New York trial firms. Presently, Barry serves on the Lehigh University Alumni Association Board of Directors and volunteers for his local house of worship.