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Bryan assists clients through all stages of civil, corporate, and antitrust disputes and investigations, and provides clients valuable legal insight on issues impacting all facets of his clients’ businesses or operations.  Much of his work involves complex litigation involving the federal government in the federal district and appellate courts, and also involving state government and officials throughout the country. His regulatory and administrative litigation practice makes Bryan a go-to for his clients when they are faced with issues, lawsuits, or the threat of lawsuits touching upon the federal government, federal agencies and officials, or navigating the myriad of regulations and administrative processes.

Bryan also represents clients in a range of complex commercial litigation matters for cases ranging the gamut from trade secrets and securities actions to breach of contract and real estate disputes. His practice encompasses all phases of litigation, including managing discovery, e-discovery, dispositive motions, expert witnesses, trial preparation, trial, and appeals.

Following law school, Bryan served as a law clerk to the Honorable William T. Moore, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • DC Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll (2014, 2015) 
    • Legal Aid of the District of Columbia (Generous Associates Campaign Firm Coordinator 2017)
    • Legal Aid of the District of Columbia (Generous Associates Campaign Firm Coordinator 2017)
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Representative Experience

  • Represented trade association in Administrative Procedure Act challenge to regulations issued by the United States Department of Labor. Challenged rule invalidated in related proceedings.
  • Represented various entities and individuals as defendant-intervenors in constitutional challenge to commodity checkoff marketing program.  Court entered summary judgment in favor of clients and government co-defendants.  R-CALF v. USDA, --- F. Supp. 3d ---, 2020 WL 1486051 (D. Mont. Mar. 27, 2020).
  • Represented financial institution in multi-day jury trial involving fraud, lender-liability, and consumer protection claims. Client received jury verdict on all counts.
  • Represented media organization in multi-day federal bench trial involving constitutional violations by elected state officials.  Court entered declaratory judgment in favor of client.  Courthouse News Service v. Schaefer, et al., --- F. Supp. 3d ---, 2020 WL 863516 (E.D. Va. Feb. 21, 2020).
  • Represented organization as defendant-intervenor in Freedom of Information Act litigation establishing the scope of “agency records” for FOIA applicability purposes. PCRM v. USDA, 316 F. Supp. 3d 1 (D.D.C. 2018).
  • Represented international consulting firm in prosecuting non-compete and trade secrets action against former employee and competitor.  Court entered preliminary injunction awarding full requested relief after expedited discovery.  Robert Half Int’l v. Billingham, 315 F. Supp. 3d 419 (D.D.C. 2018).
  • Represented major financial institution in internal investigation relating to data privacy and data breach.
  • Represented mortgage servicing entity in connection with federal agency investigation of false certifications and related enforcement proceedings.
  • Pro bono representation of client before the Board of Immigration Appeals and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on issue concerning application of modified categorical approach to interpretation of removability.

Publications

  • “From East Coast to West Coast: Actresses Lose Right of Publicity Cases as Courts Rule in Favor of the First Amendment Rights of Content Creators,” Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Client Alert, May 1, 2018
  • A Chilling Effect: Geopolitical Incentivizing and the Environmental Ramifications for the Arctic Region, 17 U. MIAMI INT'L & COMP. L. REV. 67 (2009)