Skilled in all aspects of litigation, ranging from pre-litigation counseling to the courtroom, Brendan routinely leverages his experience at both the trial and appellate levels to advise his clients pragmatically and cost-effectively. He has significant experience defending the commercial practices of banks, broker-dealers, and investment companies in state and federal courts, as well as in various arbitration forums. Brendan also has meaningful practice before appellate courts, including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and he has successfully resolved employment-related disputes for several clients.
With particular experience in the financial services industry, Brendan frequently represents clients in “industry” and “customer” arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and in successful mediations of such disputes. He successfully has defended his financial industry clients against allegations of unsuitable recommendations, investment losses, misrepresentations, conflicts of interest, fraud, and other violations of state and federal securities laws.
White Collar Defense & Investigations
Brendan has direct experience conducting internal investigations, as well as representing clients facing high-stakes government investigations, including investigations brought by the SEC and Department of Justice.
Prior to joining the firm, Brendan excelled as a competitive swimmer at the collegiate and international level. He is a multiple-time member of the U.S. National Team and, as such, represented the United States in several international competitions. Among other things, Brendan is a former National Champion and National Record-Holder, multiple-time finalist at Olympic trials, and multiple-time All-American and Academic All-American at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brendan enjoys exercise and fitness, trivia, and Philadelphia sports.