Press Release

Hertzberg Suspends Relationship with Glaser Weil Law Firm

December 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – This morning, copies of a letter from Glaser Weil regarding accusations of sexual harassment against their client, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, surfaced in the media and on social media. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, who is Of Counsel to the firm, released the following statement:

“Minutes ago, I learned through press accounts for the first time that the Glaser Weil Firm now represents Mr. Dababneh.  While I have a professional relationship with the firm, we maintain a strict ethical wall which limits my knowledge regarding matters the firm is working on.  I certainly understand why one would seek out Patty Glaser.  But given the circumstances, Glaser Weil and I have mutually agreed to suspend our affiliation, effective immediately, during the pendency of this matter.”


Bob Hertzberg, chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, represents nearly 1 million San Fernando Valley residents of Senate District 18, which includes part of Burbank and the following communities in Los Angeles: Arleta, Granada Hills, Hansen Dam, Lake View Terrace, Mission Hills, North Hills, North Hollywood, part of Northridge, Pacoima, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, part of Sun Valley, Sylmar, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Valley Village, Van Nuys, the City of San Fernando and Universal City. See a district map at  After serving in the Assembly from 1996-2002, including two years as Speaker, Hertzberg invested in solar, wind and electric-car projects; and worked for structural changes in government through the Think Long Committee of California. Learn more at

Media Contact: Katie Hanzlik
Press Secretary
Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
Capitol Building, Room 4038
(916) 651-4018

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