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“A smart, knowledgeable and business-minded attorney whose performance both in and out of the courtroom is excellent” (Chambers & Partners), Brian has a wealth of experience advising on commercial and corporate matters.  Brian is the Managing Partner in Reed Smith's Wilmington, Delaware office and he is a member of the firm’s Global Commercial Disputes Group. His practice emphasizes business and complex litigation, including litigating in the renowned Court of Chancery, as well as advising on a variety of commercial matters. Brian has been recognized by Chambers & Partners (Chancery), Super Lawyers (Delaware Business Litigation), Legal 500 USA, and The Delaware Law Weekly (Lawyers on the Fast Track - 2016). Chambers & Partners reports that Brian “is increasingly recognized for his work in handling complex business litigation,” and that he “is adept at advising on fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract claims.” Market commentators have reported to Chambers & Partners that Brian “has a very good presence in court and is very smart.”


  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Articles Editor of The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law
  • Wilmington University, B.S., Finance, summa cum laude, Sigma Beta Delta, Delta Epsilon Rho

  • Delaware

  • State Supreme Court - Delaware
  • U.S. District Court - District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware

  • Certified Mediator: Delaware Superior Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • Former Special Deputy Attorney General, Delaware Department of Justice Lend-A-Prosecutor Program
  • Former attorney guardian ad litem, Delaware Office of Child Advocacy
  • Delaware State Bar Association, American Bar Association

  • Honorable Henry duPont Ridgely, Delaware Supreme Court
  • Honorable Myron T. Steele, Delaware Supreme Court

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Delaware Chancery, 2022
  • Delaware Super Lawyers: Business Litigation
  • Legal 500 USA
  • One of The Delaware Law Weekly's 2016 Delaware Lawyers on the Fast Track