Brian is the managing partner of the McGuireWoods Charlotte office. Brian has a broad commercial litigation practice that focuses on financial services, telecommunications, complex business litigation, and products liability.
He also has significant experience litigating cases involving partnership disputes, manufacturing issues, wrongful death, insurance coverage, environmental issues, construction and employment/non-compete agreements.
Representation of multiple large financial institutions and mortgage servicers in establishing protocols, building an in-house and outside counsel teams, and overseeing management of thousands mortgage-related and UCC actions in a multi-state territory, focusing on effective and cost-efficient resolution. Brian has led this project for over 5 years and oversees a team of more than forty attorneys that handle well over 1000 active cases. Brian’s team also oversees CFPB, state attorney general, and other regulatory inquiries into individual cases.
Co-lead counsel for a major financial institution in a $100 million check fraud and false claims act suit brought by the District of Columbia after one of its employees – over the course of 40 years – issued fraudulent tax refund checks for more than $40 million dollars through an account maintained at the bank.
Obtained complete dismissal of Florida putative class action alleging that the language in the notices of acceleration used by financial institution failed to comply with requirements for initiating foreclosures set forth in Florida mortgage statutes.
Obtained a $40 million arbitration award and dismissal of $65 million counterclaim for telecommunications client in a complex breach of contract claim with technology vendor.
Obtained dismissals of multiple 1782 applications for discovery from U.S.-based energy client from foes in foreign litigation.
Representation of a raw material supplier against fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unfair trade practice, and third-party beneficiary claims asserted against our client by a medical device manufacturer. The manufacturer sought damages of more than $50 million but recovered nothing after summary judgment was granted for our client. Hospira Inc. v. AlphaGary Corp., (05-CVS-6371, N.C. Super. Ct. Mecklenburg County, Nov. 8, 2007).
Representation of investors defrauded by a publicly traded mortgage brokerage company and its officers and negotiated favorable resolution.
Member, North Carolina Bar Association
Local Chapter Member and March for Babies Team Captain, March of Dimes (in honor of our triplets born at 24 weeks)
Founder, Writer and Co-producer, Charlotte Squawks (professionally produced and critically acclaimed parody show, now in its 10th year, poking fun at culture and politics)
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Named to "Movers and Shakers," North Carolina Business Leader, 2011
Named to "North Carolina Rising Stars," Business Litigation, General Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010