Saint Louis University School of Law,
Saint Louis University School of Business and Administration,
Vanderbilt University ,
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
Missouri USDC, Western District
US Ct Appeals, 8th Circuit (Covers AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD)
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Included in "Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers" Rising Stars list, 2012-2016
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2005-2007
Brian practices in the firm's business litigation area, where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation and internal compliance issues.
He primarily represents clients facing litigation in the areas of real estate, telecommunications, banking, and construction. He has first- and second-chaired numerous jury and bench trials in federal district court, Missouri state court, Illinois state court, and the Office of Administrative Law Judges. Recently, Brian served as lead trial counsel for a regional telecommunications company, obtaining a complete defense verdict in a dispute over a telecommunications expansion project. He also represented one of the country's largest financial institutions and secured a dismissal of a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit.
Brian has counseled clients on numerous real estate issues, including claims involving mortgage loans and priority rights. In particular, Brian has handled real estate matters for financial services firms and corporations that manage portfolios of cell tower or billboard leases and easements, and counseled those clients on litigation and transaction issues affecting their portfolios. Brian has also served as lead brief writer for federal appeals in the Eighth and Fifth Circuits, and appeals to the Missouri Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Department of Labor Administrative Review Board.
In addition to his litigation experience, Brian has advised clients on internal compliance and governance issues, including matters relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Brian also has experience responding to inquiries and investigations by government bodies, including state attorney general offices, the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
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