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bsutherland@reedsmith.com

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Brian, an attorney in the firm’s Appellate Group, has extensive experience in briefing and arguing appeals and class action matters in federal and state courts. He has argued more than thirty appeals in cases involving a wide range of constitutional and statutory issues, including in cases arising under the First Amendment, anti-fraud statutes, the bankruptcy code, and environmental laws. Before joining Reed Smith in July 2014, Brian was an Assistant Solicitor General in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. His experience also includes several years at a major law firm in New York, where he focused on securities and class action litigation.

Credentials

  • New York University School of Law, 2006, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Iowa, 1998, B.A., Economics and Spanish

  • California
  • New York

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • Honorable Reena Raggi, U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit, 1 October 2007 to 1 October 2008
  • Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein, U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York, 1 October 2006 to 1 September 2007

  • Spanish