Overview

Brian is an associate in the firm’s Business Litigation group. His practice includes conducting internal investigations and defending clients’ interests in white collar crime and complex commercial matters involving alleged violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and securities laws. Brian’s experience also encompasses cases involving fraud, corporate fiduciary responsibilities and bankruptcy litigation. In addition, he has provided pro bono representation for clients in unemployment and asylum matters.

Before joining Thompson Hine, Brian was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk for The Honorable Freda L. Wolfson of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and for The Honorable Peter T. Zarella of the Connecticut Supreme Court.

Publications
  • “Spoofing Programmer Mistrial Sparks Questions About Future DOJ Prosecutions, Bloomberg Law, April 2018
  • Co-author, "Perils of New York's Proposed Legislation To Criminalize Lying to Prosecutors," New York Law Journal, February 25, 2019
  • “DOJ Opioid Warning Letters—Legitimate Law Enforcement Purpose or Prosecutorial Overreach?”, Bloomberg Law, February 4, 2019
  • “Federal Government Signals Continued Aggressive Health Care Fraud Enforcement,” Thompson Hine Health Care Law Update, October 2018
  • Co-author, “Demise Of Disgorgement? Kokesh And Honeycutt In Tandem,” Law360, July 2017
  • Co-author, “When Is Cooperation With the Government Considered 'State Action'?” New York Law Journal, November 2016
  • Co-author, “Preliminary Discovery and Attachment of Assets in International Arbitration,” New York Law Journal, March 28, 2016. 
  • Co-author, “Second Circuit Clarifies Scope of Rule 30(b)(6) Testimony,” New York Law Journal, December 2015
  • Co-author, “Waivers from the Automatic Disqualification Provisions of the Federal Securities Laws,” INSIGHTS, August 2015
  • “Statutory Vested Development Rights,” 32 CARDOZO. L. REV. 265 (20
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