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Glenn J. Berger JD'78

2023 VLGSAA Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Glenn Berger HeadshotGlenn J Berger is a 1975 graduate of Cornell University and a 1978 graduate of the Vermont Law School. After graduating from VLS, he worked with the Resource Policy Center at Dartmouth College from 1978–1980. In 1980, Glenn took a job as a staff attorney at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C., where he worked on the regulations for implementing the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978.

In 1982, Glenn joined the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the energy and infrastructure projects practice in Washington, D.C. He became a partner at Skadden in 1988 and was a resident partner in the Los Angeles office from 1989–1994, where he headed the firm's West Coast energy and infrastructure projects practice. He handled both U.S. and international energy project finance work involving renewable and cogeneration electric power projects. In addition, he worked on the first of their kind merchant electric transmission projects. Glenn represented developers, lending institutions, equity participants and investment banks for more than 30 years. He retired from Skadden in 2013.

Glenn has also served on the VLGS Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years. Since joining in 1993, he has worked with eight VLGS presidents and deans. During that period, Glenn served as chair of the Development Committee and chair of the President and Dean Evaluation Committee. He has been chair of the VLGS Board since 2019. Also, in 1995, Glenn was one of the founding members of the school’s Washington, D.C., Alumni Association.

Glenn has two sons and is a resident of Barnard, Vermont, where he lives with his wife, Rachel Cox.