Jonathan Glater has been a reporter for The New York Times since September 2000. He currently covers legal business issues on everything from regulation to patent litigation, as well as working with other reporters on major running stories, such as the subprime mortgage fallout. From 2005 to 2008 Mr. Glater was a reporter for the education desk, after more than four years as a reporter in Business Day, covering law, accounting and consulting.
Before joining The Times, from 1999 to 2000, Mr. Glater was an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a New York law firm, practicing civil litigation and bankruptcy for corporate clients and also handling pro bono asylum cases. From 1998 to 1999 he was an associate at Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, an Argentine law firm in Buenos Aires, practicing transactional law, mergers and acquisitions, and international arbitration. He began his career as a staff writer for The Washington Post from 1994 to 1995.
He is the recipient of several Publisher's Awards (an internal honor at The Times) for his coverage of: the law firm sushi memo, Arthur Andersen, Martha Stewart, student loans and the student-professor e-mail article.
Born in Boston, Mr. Glater received a B.A. in economics, with a minor in English literature, from Swarthmore College in 1993. He received a J.D. and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University in 1998.
Mr. Glater and his wife, Jennifer Chacon, live in Davis, Calif., where she is on faculty at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.