My name is ADAM GLANT and I am President, General Counsel, and Co-Creative
Director of Glant Textiles. Prior to my transition to Glant Textiles, I worked as a
corporate attorney at Perkins Coie in Seattle, where my work focused on mergers
and acquisitions, corporate governance, and international business transactions.
Bar No. 40805
Law School: University of
Washington School of Law
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I became a lawyer because of a high
school mock trial. I was fascinated
with the idea of shaping a dialogue in
your favor or based on your perspective. This fascination with the law was
solidified when I took a class during
undergrad at Penn in the legal studies department focusing on practices
around the world—studying whether
they were legal in certain cultures/
countries, and whether they were
ethical. And if they were ethical, were
The best advice I have for new lawyers is to feel emboldened by your
education and your ability to think
critically. No matter what career
you ultimately have, these tools you
possess as a lawyer are invaluable.
The most rewarding part of my
job is the design process, which
is probably a strange response for
most lawyers, but maybe not. The
process of creating something that
stems from a kernel in your mind and
becomes something beautiful is a
profound experience, and I relish the
creative discussion and dialogue that
surrounds that process.
I wish that more lawyers would talk
about what they do with more passion. I find many lawyers apologize
for being a lawyer, and I think there is
NEVER a need to do so. Lawyers, as
a general rule, no matter what their
job, tend to have a positive impact in
almost all areas of life.
The most humbling experience I
have had as a lawyer was helping
a pro bono client achieve asylum
status. To have helped someone find
stability and safety in their life is a
life-altering experience and you learn
to appreciate so many things you
take for granted, both personally and
During my free time, I love to travel,
cook (it relaxes me), eat from any
number of different cuisines, and
spend time (and laugh) with family
I look up to my parents. They taught
me by example to be a good, consci-
entious, compassionate, and capable
I absolutely can’t live without my
passport. True story. And Aburi style
seared salmon nigiri – it’s the closest
thing I’ve found to nirvana.
I enjoy reading fiction and cook-
My best recipe I make at home is
either veal scaloppini, spaghetti
Bolognese, or Japanese tori nabe.
In my life, I work on improving my-
self constantly. If we can’t recognize
we can do better, we’ve failed.
I am happiest when spending time
with my friends and family; and
especially if over food and wine!
I grew up mostly in Seattle, but also
in northern Italy every year ranging
from a few weeks to the full year
there. With a family business split
between Seattle and Italy, I have
come to view both as a sort of home,
and although I always miss “home”
it’s given me a wonderful perspective on life.
This is on my bucket list: hiking in
the Atlas Mountains and taking in all
the sights, sounds, and colors.
This makes me roll my eyes: when
people say “well, you know me…”
This makes me smile: Seeing some-
one help a stranger.
My greatest fear is a world of
If I could pick a superpower, it would
be either flight or teleportation.
My favorite visual artist is Mark
Rothko, Paul Horiuchi, or Dan Flavin.
My first car was a collection of
Micromachines. They were (and are!)
You should give this a try: baked
Lays potato chips and cottage cheese.
My hero is Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
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