Robert E. Glennon

Robert E. Glennon

Senior Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5458

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Robert Glennon is widely recognized by his clients, peers, and outside publications as a leading "go-to" practitioner for complex problems.

Over the last four decades, he has been involved in major legislative initiatives involving federal taxation, financial services, land conservation, and energy. If it's a difficult, complex problem for sophisticated clients, Robert is there.

He is a master of the "Four Ps" of a legislative project: policy, process, personalities, and politics. Robert proudly serves on the Hogan Lovells legislative/governmental affairs team. For more than 40 years, he has provided innovative, strategic solutions to the complex legislative and regulatory issues faced by some of the world's leading private equity, investment banking, insurance, hedge funds, and asset management organizations.

He has also successfully navigated similar complex issues faced by the portfolio companies of private equity firms, including federal income taxation legislative and regulatory issues, as well as banking/financial services, land and water conservation, energy, commerce, insurance, housing, and transportation.

Awards and recognitions


The Best Lawyers in America,Government Relations Practice and Tax Law

Education and admissions


LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1975

J.D., University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1974

B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1971

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. Tax Court

Representative experience

For years, Robert has successfully advocated or successfully defeated federal legislative and regulatory initiatives concerning private equity and alternative investments.

Grandfathered from an extremely adverse law a complex non-qualified program of a major global telecommunications company.

Successfully advocated for several favorable Dodd-Frank provisions affecting energy firms.

Successfully advocated the original "repatriation" provisions in the tax law.

Successfully advocated the temporary, corporate debt forgiveness provision of the recent "stimulus" legislation.

Part of the team that developed, passed into law, and instituted the largest land conservation initiative in U.S. history.

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