Biography

Co-Chair of the firm's national Litigation Department, Brett is a proven trial attorney who represents businesses in a full range of complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts and arbitral venues throughout the U.S.

Hard-nosed and pragmatic in his approach, Brett recognizes that the best, most efficient resolution to any dispute is often found outside the courtroom. A skillful negotiator, he is adept at reaching deals that advance his clients’ business objectives. At trial, Brett is strategic and relentless in his pursuit of victory.

More than a litigator, Brett is a trusted advisor, leveraging his MBA and operational business knowledge to serve many clients as outside general counsel.

He represents a broad array of businesses including banks, finance companies and alternative lenders, construction and professional design firms, real estate developers and large commercial landlords, broker-dealers, taxi and transportation companies and manufacturers.

Clients trust Brett with high-stakes business litigation involving:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Construction defects
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Trade secrets and non-competes
  • Intellectual property, including trademarks and copyrights
  • Commercial loan defaults
  • Contract disputes
  • Securities
  • Real estate
  • Family law

In addition, he represents condemnees in all aspects of eminent domain proceedings and media entities in defamation/invasion of privacy lawsuits.

Select Representations

  • Engineers and architects in litigation matters across multiple states
  • Transportation providers in state and federal court and administrative proceedings
  • Large real estate developers in a variety of construction/condominium matters
  • A large costume jewelry company as outside general counsel
  • The largest taxi operators in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago in various court and administrative proceedings
  • A large accounting firm in litigation and other disputes
  • A consulting firm in all legal matters
  • A corporate housing company in litigation and corporate matters
  • Multiple groups of condominium owners in several multimillion-dollar suits against developers and design professionals involving construction defects
  • Condemnees in obtaining multimillion-dollar verdicts
  • Banks in litigation involving multimillion-dollar loan defaults and commercial foreclosure actions
  • Broker dealers in numerous securities litigations
  • Regional media outlets in defamation and invasion of privacy law suits
  • Shareholders and senior management in litigation involving large corporations and closely held businesses

Before Fox Rothschild

A former legislative and government Fellow of the prestigious Eagleton Institute of Politics, Brett began his career at Fox as a summer associate in 2005 and clerked for the firm in 2006. In addition, Brett has held such positions as:

  • A law clerk in the Subrogation and Recovery department of a large international law firm
  • A fellow for a United States Senator and an intern for a United States Congressman
  • A fellow in the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office
  • A judicial intern for the Honorable Alan M. Vogelson, Presiding Chancery Judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County

Honors & Awards

  • Selected to the "40 Under 40" list by the Philadelphia Business Journal (2019)*
  • Named to the "Under 40 Hot List" by Benchmark Litigation (2017-2020)*
  • Named to the "Future Stars" list by Benchmark Litigation (2018)*
  • Selected to the "Lawyers on the Fast Track" list by The Legal Intelligencer (2018)*
  • Named to the "Rising Stars" list by Benchmark Litigation (2016)*
  • Named to the "Pennsylvania Rising Stars" list for Business Litigation by Super Lawyers (2012-2020)*
  • Recipient of the "Pro Bono Roll of Honor" award from the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Eagleton Institute of Politics Henry J. Raimondo Legislative Fellow (2005-2006)
  • Eagleton Institute of Politics Harold & Reba Martin Government Fellow (2004-2005)

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