Brian represents Fortune 500 and midsize companies as well as startups in lawsuits involving software technology, health care, mortgage banking, commercial real estate and financial services. He litigates in state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as in domestic and international arbitration forums across the globe. In each case, he focuses on successfully implementing a litigation strategy that meets both his client’s litigation goals and overall business objectives.
Brian has a track record of securing optimal outcomes for his clients. He has not only obtained early dismissals of large monetary claims brought against his clients but also procured monetary settlements in favor of his clients who initially faced multimillion-dollar plaintiff claims. He has also tried cases in court and before arbitral forums where as much as nine-figure claims were at stake for his clients.
Brian’s broad litigation practice encompasses:
- Joint venture disputes
- Software and hardware technology service agreements
- Mergers, acquisitions and corporate changes-of-control
- Intellectual property, trade secrets, noncompetes and unfair competition
- Commercial real estate agreements
- Fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims
- Stockholder class actions
- Consumer protection claims in mortgage banking, TILA, FDCPA and RESPA
Brian maintains a particular interest in arbitration law. He teaches arbitration law as an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law-Camden and was named the 2015 New Adjunct Professor of the Year by his students. He is a prolific writer on arbitration issues, with articles published in the New York Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal, Law360 and American Bar Association. He has litigated arbitrations before the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association and the London Court of International Arbitration. Brian’s experience and knowledge in this realm provide a strategic advantage to clients finding themselves in arbitration.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Brian was an associate at a national law firm based in Philadelphia, where he served as co-founder and co-chair of the firm’s Veterans’ Rights Pro Bono Practice Group and helped to organize the International and Domestic Arbitration Group. He also previously served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable James F. McClure of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
While in law school, he served as a member of the Washington and Lee Law Review. Brian was also a best oralist and best brief finalist at the John W. Davis Moot Court Competition. As a Burks Scholar, he taught research and writing skills to first-year students. He was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.
In college, Brian spent a semester abroad at the National University of Ireland Galway.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
In addition to his teaching duties, Brian is active in the American Bar Association. He serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Litigation's Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee for the 2016-17 bar year. In 2014, he co-chaired the ABA Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar. He is a member of the ABA Judicial Internship Opportunity Program. He is also active in the Irish American Business Chamber and Network, Brehon Society, Bucknell Professional Network and the Greater Philadelphia Rugby Business Network.
Brian was recently invited to join The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.
Brian also maintains an active pro bono practice and represents homeless veterans before the Veteran’s Administration. During his career, he has litigated on behalf of college student editors, disabled New Jersey residents and gay rights advocates.
Honors & Awards
- Named To The Irish Voice's List of 100 Legal 'Rising Stars' (2016)
- Included in a list of "Pennsylvania Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
- Recipient of Homeless Advocacy Project Award (2013)
- Recipient of the Pride Day Award for pro bono legal work on behalf of Philly Pride Presents
- Recipient of the New Adjunct Professor of the Year at Rutgers School of Law – Camden (2014-2015)
- Member, Washington and Lee Law Review
- Best Brief and Best Oralist Finalist, John W. Davis Moot Court Competition
- Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society