Brian’s practice focuses on class actions and coordinated litigations in state and federal courts throughout the country.
Brian joined Shook after completing a clerkship with The Hon. Elihu M. Berle of the Los Angeles County Superior Court Complex Civil Litigation Program. In that capacity, he was assigned to a broad range of complex civil cases, including state and national class actions, coordinated cases involving pharmaceuticals, and complex business disputes. He drafted proposed rulings on a broad range of matters, including petitions to compel arbitration, pleading challenges, discovery disputes, motions for class certification, motions for summary judgment and/or summary adjudication, and motions for preliminary and final approval of class action settlements. Brian also served as an extern to The Hon. Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Brian is a graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he served as a note and comment editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. While representing Loyola in the Roger J. Traynor California Moot Court Competition, he received awards for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy: The Bernard E. Witkin Award, Best Oral Argument: The Roger J. Traynor Award, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Oral Argument. Brian returned to the moot court program to coach Loyola's American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition teams for several years following graduation.