Brian represents middle-market companies, investment funds, and directors and officers of public companies in "bet the company" litigation. Many of his cases involve multiple related lawsuits and pending government or regulatory investigations in different jurisdictions across the United States and internationally.
Brian began his career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., where, among other things, he served as special counsel to Commissioner Steven M.H. Wallman in the 1990s. He has defended numerous SEC investigations and frequently represents audit committees of public companies in investigating "whistleblower" allegations. He serves as the chair of Akerman's Securities Litigation Practice.
Brian has defended over twenty-five shareholder class actions involving allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty, collectively seeking damages of over $2 billion. His practice concentrates in securities class-action defense, internal investigations, accounting fraud, directors' fiduciary duties, and other commercial disputes.