Bryan defends clients in criminal and civil white-collar litigation and government investigations. His practice includes representing leading financial institutions in enforcement investigations and actions by various federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission, and federal banking regulators.
In this practice, Bryan analyzes complex factual and legal issues in order to advise and defend the client during all stages of the investigation. He also conducts sensitive internal investigations of alleged misconduct, helping clients to identify and properly manage legal and business risk.
Bryan is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations & White Collar Litigation department, which was recognized by Law360 as a Practice Group of the Year. He has represented corporate and individual clients in numerous government investigations and enforcement actions involving alleged securities fraud, bank fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and violations of federal antitrust laws. Bryan also maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented clients in a criminal defense matter involving homicide charges and in an application for political asylum based on religious persecution.
Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Bryan began his legal career at the Washington, D.C., office of another international law firm, where he focused on federal securities enforcement and other government investigations. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he served as an articles editor for the North Carolina Law Review.
Representation of private equity firm in complex SEC examination of alleged unlawful conduct.
Representation of private equity firm in SEC enforcement investigation and action relating to alleged breach of fiduciary duty.
Representation of biotechnology company in SEC enforcement investigation of alleged securities fraud.
Representation of leading information technology company in DOJ investigation of potential violations of federal antitrust laws.
Representation of individuals associated with food products company in FTC enforcement investigation of alleged unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Representation of an individual facing double homicide charges in state court, assisting with successful pretrial resolution.
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Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2021, 2022
Selected for inclusion into the North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019, 2020