Brandon represents national and international companies in high-stakes litigation. His experience includes complex environmental litigation, product liability, class action, toxic tort, aviation and employment litigation. He represents clients in all phases of litigation, from initial counseling through discovery, to mediation, trial and appeal.
Brandon focuses a significant portion of his practice to defending pharmaceutical and life science companies involved in product liability and environmental litigation involving air and water quality. He has experience working with experts to develop and refine critical scientific and technical testimony, and has effectively cross-examined opposing experts on causation and damage issues.
He maintains an active aviation practice, representing commercial airlines, fixed-based operators and other members of the aviation community in litigation involving business claims and disputes, as well as personal injury matters. Brandon has launched successful defenses based on the Montreal Convention and other treaties, as well as on preemption and other grounds. He has assisted both publicly traded Fortune 50 companies and small closely held businesses in contract and other matters, and has represented employers and employees in employment discrimination and wage-and-hour disputes.
Brandon is a graduate of the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute, which empowers a select group of leaders to fight hatred and bigotry through community advocacy, and provides guidance in cutting-edge strategies to confront hate and bias. He also has participated in the American Board of Trial Advocates and ABA Trial Academy.
Brandon’s community and educational efforts include teaching an 11-week course in constitutional law to middle school students as part of the Boston for Discovering Justice: The James D. St. Clair Court Education Project, and as part of his pro bono work, he has spoken to scholastic sports organizations about potential civil liability from sports-related concussions.
Defeated certification of $4 billion putative class of Massachusetts school districts alleging trace amounts of airborne industrial chemicals. After three years of extensive litigation, the case was subsequently dismissed. (D. Mass.)
Drafted successful federal appellate brief on behalf of insurer in a declaratory judgment and bad faith coverage action arising from an accident at a charity that resulted in serious personal injuries. (1st Cir.)
On the eve of trial, obtained favorable resolution of racial discrimination and retaliation claims in a matter where the president of a college allegedly told the plaintiff that she would not consider him for an open senior administrative position because he was a person of color.
Massachusetts Holds That Insurers Need Not Fund Insured’s Counterclaims, ABA Practice Points, August 25, 2017.