Brian D. Fahy


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  • Pepperdine University School of Law, JD, 2009
  • Westmont College, BA, History and Political Science, cum laude, Dean's List, 2004
  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Member, Christian Legal Society

Member, Republican National Lawyers Association

Brian represents businesses and managers in preventing, litigating and resolving employment-related claims, including wage and hour class actions and collective actions, misappropriation of trade secrets and noncompetition agreement claims, and general commercial litigation. He has significant experience representing clients in the property management, employee staffing, transportation and commercial real estate industries.

In addition to his trial court experience, Brian has worked on several appeals in California state and federal courts. Before joining McGuireWoods, Brian practiced with a national employment law firm.

While in law school, Brian served as a judicial extern to Judge Otis D. Wright II of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, worked as a research assistant to Pepperdine Law School’s then-dean Ken Starr, and coached the Interschool Appellate Advocacy teams. He also was a Lead Articles Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review, which published his article discussing the constitutional issues surrounding the detention and prosecution of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, titled “Given an Inch, The Detainee Effort to Take a Mile: The Detainee Legislation and the ‘Dangers of the Litigation Weapon in Unrestrained Enemy Hands.’”

Prior to attending Pepperdine Law School, Brian worked in the White House offices of Presidential Correspondence and Speechwriting, respectively, during the George W. Bush administration.

Brian is actively involved in pro bono work in Los Angeles, where he regularly volunteers with a legal aid nonprofit organization to provide free legal advice to low-income individuals in the areas of criminal law, housing and immigration. In addition, he serves as an alumni mentor to first-year law students at Pepperdine Law School and as a judge for intra-school moot court competitions.

Brian Fahy
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Author, "Given an Inch, the Detainee Effort to Take a Mile: The Detainee Legislation and the Dangers of the 'Litigation weapon in Unstrained Enemy Hands'," Pepperdine Law Review, Vol. 36, ls. 1, 2008