bfunari@reedsmith.com

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Brad is a partner in Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources Group. He focuses his work in energy litigation, complex commercial and business litigation, and oil and gas law. He practices before federal and state courts across the country and has handled several jury trials, bench trials and administrative proceedings through verdict. He has obtained and defeated requests for expedited injunctive relief, and has also represented clients in arbitrations and mediations. Brad additionally has handled appellate matters before the Pennsylvania and West Virginia appellate courts, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third, Sixth and Ninth Circuits.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times in its "Who's Who in Energy" list (2015, 2016 and 2017)
  • Named a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2010-2012)

Civic and Charitable Affiliations

  • Pressley Ridge – Board Chairman (2015-present); Vice Chairman (2013-2015); Director (2007-present); Event Board Member, Pressley Ridge Ice Cream Sunday (2005-2007)

Credentials

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2002, J.D., University of Pittsburgh Law Review – Managing Editor (2002)
  • University of Pittsburgh, 2002, M.P.A.
  • Hampden-Sydney College, 1998, B.A., with honors

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit

  • Allegheny County Bar Association – Council Member, Civil Litigation Section (2013-2016); Member (2002-present)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Allegheny County – Volunteer Advocate (2000-2010)
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation – Member
  • Marcellus Shale Coalition – Former Member, Legal Committee
  • University of Pittsburgh – GSPIA Dean's Council (2009-present); Chairman, G.O.L.D. Circle (2003-2006)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law – Board of Visitors (2014–present)
  • West Virginia Bar Association – Member (2003-present)