Clients rely on Brandon’s unique combination of legal experience on both sides of the bench, strong litigation tactics and legal writing skills to build effective cases and move business forward.

Overview

Brandon brings to his litigation practice in-depth experience strategically advising clients at all stages of dispute resolution. He prosecutes and defends complex, commercial, contract, business tort, class action, Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and white collar disputes in court, courts of appeal, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and before regulatory agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and United States Surface Transportation Board.

In his wide-ranging practice, Brandon represents individuals, businesses, Fortune 500 and international companies and governments. He leverages his insider's view of how judges make decisions and respond to different methods of advocacy to build effective cases for his clients, based on his practice experience and prior experience as a law clerk and judicial intern.

Experience

Brandon supports clients in all phases of litigation, including significant motion practice before state and federal courts. He has extensive experience managing protracted litigation in various industries including banking and financial services, telecommunications, transportation, hospitality, renewable energy, real estate and the non-profit sector.

Keenly aware of both the opportunities and burdens of discovery-practice, Brandon develops and implements cost- and time-efficient strategies for maximizing fact and expert discovery results in complex commercial actions with tens of hundreds of thousands of documents and dozens of depositions.

Brandon further assists clients in regulatory proceedings, including resolving disputes and navigating licensing and other regulatory requirements, such as the FCC or other local, state and federal agencies and regulators.

Prior to joining the firm, Brandon served as a law clerk and judicial extern for the Honorable James Teilborg of the U. S. District Court for the District of Arizona; as a full-time intern for the Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice, in Washington, DC; and as a judicial extern for the Honorable John Gemmill of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.

Well-prepared for pro bono service and courtroom arguments alike, Brandon earned the firm’s 2019 Pro Bono Service Award for donating substantial time and effort to cases involving everyday legal services for those in need. In law school, Brandon earned the highest pro bono distinction at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law for donating 320 hours of pro bono service.

An effective oral advocate, Brandon also won individual and team honors in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria; he continues to serve as an assistant coach for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law team, and was honored as the 2016 Moot Court Coach of the Year. Brandon travels annually to the Vis Moot as an invited arbitrator for the seven-day competition.

News & Insights

Publications

“Why They Can Watch You: Assessing the Constitutionality of Warrantless Unmanned Aerial Surveillance by Law Enforcement,” Berkeley Technology Law Journal, 2014

"Unreliable Excuses: How Do Differing Persuasive Interpretations of CISG Article 79 Affect Its Goal of Harmony," New York International Law Review, 2013

Recognitions

Recognitions

Recipient of the 2019 Stinson Pro Bono Service Award

The District of Columbia Courts' Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll: High Honors (2019, 2018 & 2017); Honors (2016)

Coach of the Year (2016), Executive Moot Court Board, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Winner of Berkeley Technology Law Journal Student Writing Competition, 2013

Winner of Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition, New York State Bar Association’s International Section, 2012

Finalist in the Clive M. Sclunitthoff Essay Competition, Pace Law School’s Institute of International Commercial Law, 2012

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Federal Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona

District of Columbia Bar

Moot Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Arizona
  • Maryland (pending)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (pending)
  • U.S. District Court for Arizona, District of Columbia and Maryland
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia

Education

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude

  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of Barristers
  • Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor, Articles Committee
  • Executive Moot Court Board

Eller College of Management, University of Arizona, B.S., Business Administration

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