Brian provides experienced counsel to entities and individuals, drawing from his prior service as senior counsel in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.
Brian counsels audit firms, individual auditors, public companies, investment management firms, and individuals in:
- federal and state government enforcement, self-regulatory organization, and white-collar matters;
- corporate internal investigations;
- addressing internal whistleblower reports and defending entities against whistleblower retaliation claims asserted under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Acts; and
- shareholder and commercial litigation.
Brian has successfully handled matters before the SEC, DOJ, PCAOB, FINRA, and multiple state AGs/securities divisions. He also has tried more than twenty cases to verdict and has achieved favorable pre-trial outcomes in multiple matters.
Brian has led the resolution of matters involving accounting and auditing issues, public company financial reporting and disclosure concerns, alleged insider trading, potential FCPA issues, and cybersecurity and cryptocurrency issues.