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Brian is a seasoned litigator, whose practice focuses on internal and government investigations, corporate disputes, and appeals.
Brian has first-chair experience representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and has prepared numerous individuals for informal interviews and formal testimony before federal regulatory agencies. He has played leadership roles on corporate investigations into alleged insider trading, misappropriation, obstruction of justice, labor racketeering, and workplace violations. A number of these matters were concluded without litigation or settlement.
In the context of civil litigation, Brian has defended clients facing class action lawsuits and other disputes related to contracts and corporate control. He has briefed appeals in the state and federal courts related to civil rights issues, contracts, and criminal procedure. In both civil and criminal matters, Brian has helped clients address issues related to attorney professional conduct, such as conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
His pro bono efforts have aimed at promoting “good government”— holding government decision-makers to standards of fairness, transparency, and legitimacy. Brian’s pro bono service regularly brings him to the United Nations, where he participates as a legal adviser focusing on the rule of law.
Before joining Walden Macht & Haran, Brian practiced law for over seven years in the award-winning litigation department of a large global law firm. From 2010–2011, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable Edward R. Korman, Senior U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of New York.
Brian earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University. Brian graduated magna cum laude, with honors in Philosophy, from Hamline University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is the author of Writing to Reason, a guide to philosophical writing, published by Blackwell (2008).
Columbia University School of Law, J.D. (2006)
Emory University, Ph.D. (2003)
Emory University, M.A. (2001)
Hamline University, B.A. (1997)