Brian focuses his practice on complex litigation and class actions. He has represented corporate and individual clients in all phases of multi-district, individual and class action litigation. His practice centers on commercial, environmental, and product liability matters. Brian has represented major manufacturers, including the Volkswagen group companies, in class actions throughout the U.S. He has defended clients against claims of consumer fraud, deception, false or misleading advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition, violations of consumer protection statutes, and all varieties of commercial litigation. Brian represents clients in all phases of these complex matters, from pre-suit strategy and analysis through trial.

Brian approaches each matter with an eye toward providing tailored representation based on each client’s specific needs. He has represented clients nationwide in various venues, including state and federal courts, and before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He brings a creative approach to finding appropriate solutions and strategies to the defense of his clients. Brian is highly experienced in all phases of settlement approval and of settlement administration, and his substantial experience includes formulating and negotiating favorable class settlements that minimize costs as well as objections and opt-outs. 

Brian’s environmental practice has included complex multi-district litigation including the In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Product Liability Litigation in which hundreds of cases were brought together in this MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He developed and implemented a creative approach that resulted in a highly favorable result for his clients. He has also applied his creative approach to responding to the U.S. EPA in the Gowanus Canal Superfund site, one of the largest and most complex Superfund response actions in the U.S.

Brian has provided advice and counsel to parties in a wide variety of employment law contexts. He has participated in the drafting and revising of employment policies for companies of varying sizes, has been involved in the negotiation of various employment agreements, including severance agreements, non-competes, and non-solicitation agreements. He has also represented clients in employment discrimination cases under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and under the New York State Human Rights Law. Brian has represented clients in such employment disputes before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the New York State Division of Human Rights.