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Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is built on an institutional commitment to winning every case – from beginning to end.

Because we operate at the intersection of law, business, and communications, we utilize multiple channels to advocate for – and advance – our clients’ interests. The firm employs expert professionals with expertise in finance, economics, the sciences, investigations, and crisis management.

The firm is exclusively dedicated to high-stakes advocacy – matters that involve substantial financial or business exposure, cutting-edge legal issues, or significant public policy questions.

Since its founding in 1984, the firm has been a pioneer in the legal profession. An offshore operation, a distinctive value-based billing platform, and in-house groups that specialize in business consulting and public relations are hallmarks of our commitment to innovation. With offices in Dallas, New York, and Hyderabad, India, we are organized around the belief that advocacy must extend beyond the courtroom, to protect and advance clients’ interests in every forum imaginable.

Our firm’s diversified teams of professionals work in concert to deliver a unique brand of high-stakes advocacy – and to define the outcomes we aim to achieve.

Welcome to Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.

William A. Brewer III
William A. Brewer III
Partner
William A. Brewer III is a founding partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. Since the firm’s inception in 1984, Mr. Brewer has earned a reputation as one of the most creative and successful lawyers in the United States practicing extensively in the field of complex commercial litigation.
Michael J. Collins
Michael J. Collins
Partner
Michael J. Collins is a senior partner in the firm’s Dallas office. His practice focuses on handling complex commercial disputes and, when appropriate, providing strategic alternatives and creative solutions to litigation to protect his clients’ legal and business interests nationally and internationally.
PRACTICE AREAS
  • CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
  • HOTEL & HOSPITALITY LAW

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is a firm of choice for resolving major disputes in the hospitality industry.

    The firm has represented internationally known hotel franchisors, management companies, owners, developers, and investors in many of the most high-profile, big-stakes cases in the industry. Not only has the firm’s work in this area changed the state of the law, but it also has resulted in the formulation of creative solutions to countless problems confronting the industry.

    Testament to the significance of the firm’s work in the hospitality arena are the many news organizations that chronicle its work. In the past few years alone, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times, among many others, have all reported on the Firm’s representation of hospitality clients.

  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

    Our firm has been involved in some of the most significant intellectual property disputes of the past two decades. These disputes have involved national and international patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters of the most vital significance for their owners.

  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors routinely acts as lead counsel in major disputes involving antitrust issues. In fact, the combination of the firm’s “in house” consulting resources and its trial practice capabilities uniquely position the Brewer law firms to pursue client objectives on both sides of the docket.

    In this area of the law, the firm has represented clients in court, as well as before the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

  • Environmental Law

    Representing clients such as manufacturers, chemical companies, landowners, and others, the firm’s environmental practice includes mass personal injury and significant property damage matters, as well as some of the most notorious environmental enforcement cases ever litigated in federal and state courts.

    The firm has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies in connection with a broad range of environmental concerns. Currently, the firm is handling the defense of some of the world’s largest environmental disputes – working in forums and venues across the United States and the world.

  • Oil and Gas Law

    Our firm has represented both major and independent exploration and production companies, oil and gas operators, and pipeline companies in a wide variety of cases involving technical, cross-border, contract, and partnership issues.

  • Real Estate Law

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors has represented investors, contractors, lenders, and developers in complex matters involving many of the highest-profile developmental efforts in the United States. The firm’s efforts have uniformly produced positive results for its clients involved in this high-flying industry group.

    The firm currently represents the developer of the Kingsbridge National Ice Center – widely recognized as one of the largest and most transformative real estate projects in the history of New York.

  • General Contract and Business Torts Law

    Our firm has had substantial experience in prosecuting and defending against claims of breach of contract, tortuous interference with business relations, fraud, negligence, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidential relationship, and the full spectrum of general contract and tort disputes in which corporations frequently find themselves.

  • Insurance Law

    Our attorneys have been involved in substantial insurance coverage litigation regarding various underlying substantive areas of law, including environmental, tort, securities, contract claims, etc.

    Over the decades, the firm has represented clients in a variety of insurance coverage disputes in multiple jurisdictions. The firm has represented a number of clients against domestic insurance companies such as AIG, CNA Financial, and Travelers, and British carriers such as Lloyd’s.

    We are familiar with multiple lines of coverage including, but not limited to, CGL, EIL, E&O, and D&O policies. The firm is also experienced in litigating matters involving various types of commercial and environmental liability insurance, including coverage provisions, exclusions, and exceptions.

    In addition, the firm is familiar with the Bermuda form policies, having successfully litigated against carriers such as ACE and XL. Moreover, the firm has successfully pursued claims against insurance brokers such as Marsh & McLennan, AON, and others.

  • Bankruptcy Law

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors has been the lead law firm for both creditors and borrowers in some of the largest and most celebrated adversarial bankruptcies in the United States.

  • New Technology and E-Commerce Law

    Our firm is at the forefront of litigating the many new and challenging legal issues arising from the advance of technology, the growing importance of the Internet, and other major developments in e-commerce and new technology business.

    The firm is currently handling a number of technology and e-commerce cases that will impact the way business is done in the future.

  • International Arbitration and Global Advocacy

    The Firm’s advocacy spans the globe.

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors has advocated for clients in ad hoc arbitration in such places as London, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and represented clients before a variety of international arbitral institutions, including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); UNCITRAL Rules; the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); and the American Arbitral Association (AAA)/International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

    The firm’s international track record includes achieving a favorable arbitration award for a client following an eight-week hearing before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. The case against a Chinese manufacturing company involved breach of contract, antitrust, and other claims relating to a worldwide product distribution agreement. The firm also appeared before the International Trade Commission in a patent litigation case, successfully settling the matter and procuring a license to the Complainant’s patent portfolio.

    In 2011, the firm helped a Fortune 500 corporation achieve a decisive victory in a London trial concerning its decision to cease its support for a high-profile product acquisition. Claimants sought approximately $40 million in damages. The High Court of the United Kingdom rejected Claimants’ demands and awarded only $1.3 million.

    Other highlights of the firm’s international docket include:

    Represented a client before the International Trade Commission in a patent litigation case initiated by Complainant American GNC Corp. The Complainant alleged infringement of a patent and sought to block the importation of Respondents’ products related to marine navigation and GPS systems into the United States. The firm successfully settled the matter and procured a license to the Complainant’s patent portfolio comprising dozens of patents.

    Successfully represented Claimant Flandana Holdings Limited, a Cyprus company, against Respondent Access Capital Advisors, a Guernsey company, before the London Court of International Arbitration. The case alleged breach of partnership agreements and other contracts. This matter was governed in part by English law and in part by Guernsey law.

  • Issues & Crisis Management

    An important component of our model is public advocacy.

    We believe that effective client advocacy is driven by the ability to represent our clients’ interests not just in the courtroom – but beyond. As such, we regularly represent clients in the regulatory arena, the legislative environment, and the news media. In all of these forums, we are defined by our ability to achieve extraordinary results – and to innovate in pursuit of them.

    We formed one of the first in-house strategic communications practices within a national litigation firm. Today, this public relations and communications practice group advises clients on a broad array of reputational issues, political and regulatory concerns, and image-building opportunities. We routinely advise clients ranging from Fortune 500 global corporations to enterprising start-up ventures.

    Our team of communications professionals specializes in issues & crisis management and has extensive experience with representing clients in a broad range of public issues that can impact their most valued asset – their brand.

    Our advocacy helps clients respond to media inquiries, congressional investigations, regulatory concerns, proactive campaigns, management changes, and interactions with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

    Whether it’s directed at shareholders, customers, regulators, business partners, opinion leaders, or employees, our firm understands that the most effective client advocacy often extends beyond the courtroom – and into the court of public opinion.

    REPRESENTATIVE PR MATTERS

    • The firm currently represents a Fortune 500 company in an environmental lawsuit that seeks more than $1 billion in damages. Central to the firm’s advocacy is its management of public relations issues and regulatory concerns involving the company. The firm represents the company in dealings with the local and national financial media, regulators, community organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – helping the company navigate reputational issues, establish public goodwill, and protect its most valued asset, its brand.
    • For the same Fortune 500 company, the firm successfully directed a communications strategy that ended more than three years of public and regulatory opposition to a hazardous waste permit. The firm engaged political leaders, directed town hall meetings, managed media relations, and oversaw communications with local regulators to help the company secure the permit amendment – and save almost $2 million annually in its waste treatment costs.
    • The firm currently manages public relations in connection with one of the most celebrated real estate projects in New York City – the transformation of the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx. The firm has helped engineer a grassroots and media relations strategy to help the developer confront and overcome political opposition, gain approval from the New York City Council, and ultimately help ensure the successful undertaking of this historic project.
    • The firm successfully represented a major university in connection with a congressional inquiry relating to its compensation policies. Working with congressional staffers, senior levels of the university administration, and Tier I media outlets like The New York Times, the firm successfully resolved the inquiry and helped the university neutralize public backlash. By doing so, the firm assisted in protecting the global brand of the institution; restoring the confidence of faculty, alumni, and donors; and positioning the university favorably with key stakeholders.
    • The firm managed a media and public relations campaign for the high-profile takeover of a chain-managed hotel property in Hawaii. The campaign involved local, regional, and national media, and allowed the hotel owner to control the narrative in one of the most high-profile disputes in the hospitality industry. By directing key communications and engaging with the press, the firm was able to effectively position the hotel owner with employees, vendors, customers, and investors. Under a new name, the hotel emerged as a viable asset – and became recognized as one of the most prominent resorts in the local marketplace.
    • The firm represented a leading defendant in connection with the New York Attorney General’s highly-publicized investigation and prosecution of allegations of corruption in the Office of the New York Comptroller and the New York State Common Retirement System. The firm directed a national media relations effort that neutralized public attacks and helped our client restore his good name. The strategy allowed our client to emerge from a public relations crisis and continue his involvement in a wide range of business and philanthropic interests.
    • Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the firm has engineered a wide range of advocacy campaigns to give a voice to Latino voters and other communities of interest challenging discriminatory electoral schemes. The firm’s courtroom and public advocacy has resulted in sweeping change to voting schemes across Texas – and informed electoral bodies across the nation.
    • The fight for survival of Jim’s Shoe Repair became a closely-followed campaign – emblematic of the struggle faced by small businesses swept away in the “corporatization” of New York City. Faced with losing its 1,000-square-foot shop in Midtown to accommodate the expansion of Duane Reade, located next door, Jim’s engaged the firm to engineer a public advocacy campaign to help save the business. A grassroots petition drive, a high-profile PR campaign, and a social media effort generated a wave of public support – allowing the business to successfully challenge eviction and secure a new lease agreement for the location it has called home for almost 70 years. Using this issue as a case study, elected officials have now introduced New York City regulations aimed at protecting tens of thousands of small businesses.
    • The firm represented an enterprising start-up in the ride-sharing industry – a multi-purpose platform that is taking the on-demand economy by storm. The firm coordinated a communications and public outreach strategy in connection with key regulatory filings, to generate buzz and public awareness, and support the company’s business goals.

INNOVATIONS

  • Litigation Consulting Group

    Our in-house litigation consultants are qualified to work with lawyers in complex litigation and dispute resolution matters. The firm’s Consulting Group is comprised of consultants recruited from a variety of disciplines, including finance, accounting, information technology, and economics.

    The Consulting Group provides invaluable expertise, perspective, and insight into the analysis of each client’s circumstances. Because the firm’s consultants are part of the professional team involved in each client matter from the very beginning, they are able to efficiently influence and improve the strategic and substantive development of the case throughout the entire advocacy process.

  • State-of-the-Art Technology

    The firm has an internal document management system in order to index, abstract, and analyze large volumes of information and case-related files. The firm utilizes a captive, offshore facility to populate the document management database.

    To ensure quality control and timeliness of deliverables, the firm’s in-house document management experts conduct regular teleconferences with the offshore facility. The offshore staff is comprised of attorneys and other professionals who provide their time and services at lower billing rates.

    Corporate clients pay less than half of what they would otherwise be charged for comparable services in the United States.

  • Value-Based Billing

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors has been an innovator in developing new ways of pricing legal services to promote greater accountability, predictability, and efficiency. The firm will, on occasion, offer fee structures that are unique among law firms providing dispute resolution services to major corporations and commercial enterprises in the most significant cases.

    Partner William Brewer earned widespread acclaim in the early 1990s for his promotion of innovative alternative fee arrangements (AFAs). The firm has long believed that law firms should be compensated based upon results, not just the number of hours worked. Value-based billing can be structured to define the goals of the engagement, allow the client to manage and predict costs, and incentivize the firm – making the firm and client partners in the litigation process.

    In a speech at the 1992 American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. and later reprinted in Vital Speeches, “The Breakdown of the Monopoly of the Bar Card,” dated March 1, 1993, Brewer commented, “The demise of the hourly system was inevitable. Clients distrust the billing methods of lawyers who bill by the hour, and with good reason…. Corporate clients are doing what anyone should expect a business to do: They are responding by initiating changes that make bottom-line business sense, and getting out from under what has been a frustrating relationship with outside counsel…. Legal services are a means to an end. Clients ultimately want results and – not surprisingly – they do not want to pay excessive legal fees to obtain those results. Clients seek predictability, accountability, and productivity.”

    While the firm handles many cases on a strict hourly fee arrangement, it will continue to explore and offer value-based billing options. These pricing arrangements are often an attractive option for clients involved in complex commercial litigation.

  • Investigative Unit

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors also formed its own in-house investigation unit. This unit has included professionals recruited from leading law enforcement organizations and private investigation firms.

    The investigation unit utilizes a network of worldwide resources, computerized technology, and other capabilities to provide research and analysis that supports the firm’s legal strategies. Working in the firm’s Dallas and New York offices, these investigation professionals provide Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors with a strategic advantage – the ability to prepare for bet-the-business cases by utilizing an advanced and more intensive level of research and case analysis.

    The collaborative environment of attorneys and professional investigators working together directly supports the firm’s commitment to advocacy in behalf of its clients.

  • Public Relations Expertise

    Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is unique among its competitors in that it has an in-house Public Relations Unit. The firm’s clients are often judged in the court of public opinion. Indeed, even in formal litigation, winning in the courtroom may not be enough in today’s business and regulatory environment.

    The firm’s communications and public relations professionals assist clients in navigating internal and external communications challenges. By doing so, the firm helps its clients manage crisis events and capitalize on positive, image-building media opportunities. The firm also often assists in directing the management and coordination of activities taking place in the legislative arena.

FIRM LEADERSHIP
William A. Brewer III
William A. Brewer III
Partner
William A. Brewer III is a founding partner of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. Since co-founding the firm in 1984, Mr. Brewer has earned a reputation as one of the most creative and successful lawyers in the United States practicing extensively in the field of complex commercial litigation.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Under Mr. Brewer’s direction, Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors specializes in assisting clients faced with matters that involve substantial financial or business exposure, cutting-edge legal issues, or significant public policy questions. The practice is not confined to particular areas of the law, but to the art of advocacy on behalf of its clients. As a result, Mr. Brewer and the firm have gained national attention for their handling of matters in a variety of fields, including commercial litigation, insurance, environmental law, antitrust, intellectual property, hospitality, securities, and more. The firm is organized around a singular goal – to achieve consistently higher than expected outcomes for clients while managing their advocacy needs in all forums, including in courts and arbitration centers, before regulatory bodies, in legislative arenas, and in all public forums.

    In order to support the firm’s global practice, Mr. Brewer pioneered the utilization of offshore professionals and paraprofessionals to reduce the costs associated with high-stakes litigation services. He has earned national acclaim for the firm’s in-house Consulting Group, Investigation Unit, and Issues & Crisis Management practice group – all innovations that work in concert in handling high-stakes advocacy.

    Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Mr. Brewer received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from St. John’s University in 1974, followed in 1977 by his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University. Thereafter, Mr. Brewer attended New York University School of Law, where he received a master of laws degree in trade regulation in 1978. Mr. Brewer is admitted to practice in Texas and New York, as well as a number of federal district courts and the Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Federal Circuits.

  • AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION

    Mr. Brewer is annually recognized in Dallas and New York, and throughout the United States, as one of the top lawyers practicing in the complex commercial litigation arena.

    Mr. Brewer is chairman of the Brewer Foundation and the Brewer Storefront, the firm’s public interest law firm. Mr. Brewer is the founder of the Brewer Foundation/NYU International Public Policy Forum and the Future Leaders Program.

    In recognition of his philanthropic efforts, he has received the President’s Award from the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the “Communicator of the Year” award from the National Speech & Debate Association, and the “Hero for Children” award from the Texas State Board of Education, among many other awards. He serves on the boards of Albany Law School and Paul Quinn College, and is a past board member of New York University.

  • EDUCATION

    L.L.M., New York University, 1978

    J.D., cum laude, Albany Law School, 1977

    B.A., cum laude, St. John’s University, 1974

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

    Texas

    Northern District of Texas

    Eastern District of Texas

    Western District of Texas

    Eastern District of Michigan

    Southern District of New York

    District of Connecticut

    District of Columbia

    U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Federal Circuits

  • Contact
Michael Collins
Michael J. Collins
Partner
Michael J. Collins is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office, and a member of the firm’s three-member executive management committee. His practice focuses on handling complex commercial disputes and, when appropriate, providing strategic alternatives and creative solutions to litigation to protect his clients’ legal and business interests nationally and internationally.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    From May 1984 to May 1986, Mr. Collins was law clerk to the Honorable James T. Moody, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. From May 1986 to August 1987, he was a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. From 1987 to June 1988, he was law clerk to the Honorable Steven A. Felsenthal, United States bankruptcy judge for the Northern District of Texas.

    Mr. Collins received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Indiana University School of Law in 1984. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in finance from Boston College. Mr. Collins is admitted to practice in Texas and Illinois.

  • AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION

    Mr. Collins has been named by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, as one of the top attorneys in Texas consecutively from 2004-2015. He is instrumentally involved in the Brewer Foundation and the Brewer Storefront, the community-service affiliate of the firm’s national practice.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., cum laude, Indiana University School of Law, 1984

    B.S. in finance, magna cum laude, Boston College, 1981

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Illinois

    Texas

    New York

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Michael L. Smith
Michael L. Smith
Partner
Michael L. Smith is a partner in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Smith represents clients in matters involving real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property matters, trade secret misappropriation, hospitality law, corporate securities fraud litigation, white collar securities fraud defense, and various contract disputes.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from the University of Utah in August 1997. In May 2000, he received his Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law.

  • AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION

    Mr. Smith has been named by Texas Super Lawyers magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, a “Texas Rising Star” for 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He was also named one of “The Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas” by D Magazine in 2006.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2000

    B.A. in finance, University of Utah, 1997

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Texas

    New York

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Stephanie Gase
Stephanie Gase
Partner
Stephanie Gase is a partner in the firm's Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    She has focused her practice on a variety of complex commercial matters, with experience in contractual disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, fraud, securities law violations, bankruptcy, and environmental matters.

    Ms. Gase received her Juris Doctor degree with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in 2007, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Claremont McKenna College in 2004. While in law school, Ms. Gase completed an internship with the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska under the Honorable Laurie Smith-Camp, and was elected to the Order of Barristers and the Board of Advocates. Ms. Gase was also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA) and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) mock trial competition teams.

    Prior to joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, Ms. Gase practiced in New York as an associate with the firms of Leader & Berkon LLP and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2007

    B.A. in government, Claremont McKenna College, 2004

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Texas

    New York

    Nebraska

    United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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Sarah Rogers
Sarah Rogers
Partner
Sarah Rogers is a partner in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. Her practice focuses on complex commercial, securities, and insolvency-related litigation. In addition, Ms. Rogers counsels clients across a wide variety of industries regarding strategic communications and crisis management in high-stakes investigations and disputes.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Rogers received her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 2008, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Dartmouth College in 2005. At Columbia, she served as a Staff Editor of the Journal of Transnational Law and was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

    Before joining Brewer, Attorneys and Counselors, Ms. Rogers worked in-house for Philip Morris International, managing litigation and regulatory concerns in the Americas. She worked previously at Latham & Watkins LLP.

    Ms. Rogers' experience includes:

    • Representation of majority shareholder of world's largest lead manufacturer in a putative multi-billion euro debt litigation commenced by GoldenTree, Fortress, and additional hedge funds;
    • Representation of the National Rifle Association in connection with civil and regulatory matters;
    • Representation of multiple tobacco companies in smoking-and-health matters;
    • Representation of a religious nonprofit in connection with sexual harassment allegations;
    • Representation of Caesars Acquisition Corp. in connection with the Caesars bankruptcy;
    • Representation of bondholders and administrative agents in various bankruptcy proceedings;
    • Representation of an international investment bank in connection with government investigations, bondholder class actions, and other matters pertaining to residential mortgage-backed securities;
    • Representation of senior executives of multiple global financial institutions in federal, state and regulatory investigations concerning potential violations of U.S. sanctions laws;
    • Representation of Koch Minerals S.à.r.l. in an expropriation dispute with the government of Venezuela; and
    • Representation of Ernst & Young in disputes concerning tax strategies.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008

    B.A. in International Relations, Dartmouth College, 2005

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

    United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

    United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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Svetlana M. Eisenberg
Partner
Svetlana M. Eisenberg is a partner in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Prior to joining the firm in August 2018, Ms. Eisenberg served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael E. Wiles, United States Bankruptcy Judge, Southern District of New York from 2017 to 2018.

    Between 2014 and 2017, Ms. Eisenberg served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil and Criminal Divisions in the District of New Jersey. In that position, she conducted grand jury investigations into financial and other crimes. Ms. Eisenberg secured convictions for white collar and violent offenses, including investment fraud, credit card fraud, gift card fraud, aggravated identity theft, and bank robberies.

    As a criminal AUSA, Ms. Eisenberg was a member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit. She was instrumental in obtaining an indictment in the largest known computer hacking and securities fraud scheme in which the co-conspirators operating in the Ukraine accessed non-public financial information, and then allowed other co-conspirators to use the non-public information for illegal securities trades in the United States.

    As an AUSA in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. Eisenberg obtained dismissals of lawsuits against Government National Mortgage Association (commonly referred to as “Ginnie Mae”) and also investigated a major financial institution for discriminatory redlining practices that denied residents in majority Black and Hispanic neighborhoods fair access to mortgage loans.

    Between 2014 and 2015, Ms. Eisenberg served as Associate General Counsel in HSBC’s Global Internal Investigations Group.

    Prior to that, Ms. Eisenberg was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, where her experience included representing debtors and creditors in chapter 11 cases; representing individuals and corporations in commercial disputes and litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission; and participating in extensive internal investigations, including a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation on behalf Siemens AG’s Audit Committee.

    Her extensive pro bono work at Debevoise focused on representation—alongside the Legal Aid Society—of women prisoners in Section 1983 litigation for sexual abuse in violation of their constitutional rights.

    In 2014 and 2015, as member of the Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Ms. Eisenberg organized and moderated continuing legal education programs on jury selection and other jury-related issues.

    Ms. Eisenberg is a founding member of the Legal Aid Society’s New Leadership Board, which helps address the access-to-justice gap in New York City.

    Ms. Eisenberg served on the New Leadership Board between 2012 and 2014 and, in 2013, was elected Co-Chair of the Board.

    In 2013, Ms. Eisenberg co-authored with Daniel Blau “Harsh Incarceration Conditions and Sentencing,” which was published in Law Journal Newsletters.

    Ms. Eisenberg, who was born in Riga, Latvia, is also fluent in Russian.

  • AWARDS, ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION

    Recognized by Christopher A. Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, for outstanding prosecutorial skills and assistance in an investment fraud case (2017)

    Award from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey for outstanding work in a Project Safe Childhood case (2017)

    Certificate of Commendation from the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (2015)

    Recognized by the Legal Aid Society for Outstanding Pro Bono Service (2009 through 2013)

    Elected to membership in the Order of the Coif, Georgetown University Law Center (2004)

    Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute for outstanding performance in bankruptcy coursework (2004)

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2004

    Bachelor of Science in International Relations, Bennington College, 2000

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

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PROFESSIONALS

Andrew G. Affa
Consulting Director
Andrew Affa is a consulting director (non-attorney) in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office, where he conducts business and financial analysis for corporate litigation matters.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Affa began his career on Wall Street in 1977, with the investment banking firm of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., as a financial analyst in the Government and Mortgage Backed Trading Department. In 1981, he joined the American Stock Exchange as the budget director. In 1984, Mr. Affa joined the Marketing Division, where he was responsible for new business development both domestically and in Canada. In 1990, he accepted a position with Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, directing business and financial analysis for corporate litigation matters. In 1991, he accepted a position at Salomon Smith Barney as a portfolio manager. From 1999 to 2005, he was a portfolio manager at UBS Financial Services. Mr. Affa returned to the firm in 2005.

    Mr. Affa received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1973, followed in 1977 by his master’s in economics. In 1985, he received his M.B.A. in finance from St. John’s University.

    Mr. Affa is a past member of the board of managers of the Glen Cove YMCA. He is a past member of St. Frances Parish Finance Committee, a past member of the development committee of the American Heart Association, and a former chairman of the Budget Advisory Committee for Wantagh Public Schools. He has been a panel member at investment conferences regarding activist investing and hedge funds.

  • EDUCATION

    M.B.A. in finance, St. John’s University, 1985

    M.A. in economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1977

    B.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1973

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Farida Ali
Associate
Farida Ali is an associate in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Ali received her Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2013, cum laude. She received a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Asian American Studies and Comparative Studies from Columbia University in 2007, summa cum laude.

    While in law school, Ms. Ali completed an internship with the Honorable Ann C. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. After graduating, Ms. Ali clerked for the Honorable John A. Houston, Southern District of California, and the Honorable Carl W. Hoffman, District of Nevada.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ali served as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice.

  • EDUCATION

    Juris Doctor, cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 2013

    Bachelors of Arts Dual Degree, Asian American Studies and Comparative Studies, summa cum laude, Columbia University, 2007

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Wyoming

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Anne Bittner
Director of Investigations
Anne Bittner is Director of Investigations in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Bittner has ten years of experience conducting special investigations for the U.S. Federal Government. She has also owned her own contract investigating business, and a private investigation agency.

    Anne Bittner earned her Juris Doctor degree from Western New England Law in 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business and economics from the State University of New York at Albany in 2004.

    Ms. Bittner is on the advisory board for Southpaw Prince, Inc., a Palm Beach County, Florida non-profit organization promoting the personal development of underprivileged youth through the sport of boxing. She also holds a Master Captain’s license through the U.S. Coast Guard.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Western New England Law, 2007

    B.A., business and economics, State University of New York at Albany, 2004

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Florida

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Will Brewer
Associate
Will Brewer is an associate in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Brewer has experience in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court. He has represented clients across a variety of industries in a range of practice areas, including copyright, trademark, breach of contract, antitrust, business torts, e-commerce, music licensing, and other commercial disputes.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brewer was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York, where he practiced complex commercial litigation with a focus in entertainment and media. He also previously worked as a dispute resolution associate at Withers Worldwide.

    Mr. Brewer’s experience includes representation of a streaming music service in a successful multi-week trial before the Copyright Royalty Board and extensive motion practice in district and appellate courts on behalf of a mass media company. Mr. Brewer also took a lead role in factfinding in a federal antitrust investigation of a multi-billion dollar acquisition.

    In addition, Mr. Brewer has a dedicated pro bono practice. He authored sections of amicus briefs submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, in Obergefell v. Hodges and Gloucester County School Bd. v. G.G. He also served as outside counsel to a New York-based educational nonprofit.

    Mr. Brewer received his Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law in 2014 and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Colby College in 2011.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., New York University School of Law, 2014

    B.A., in Government, Colby College, 2011

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

    United States District Court, Southern District of New York

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Zachary Brown
Associate
Zachary Brown is an associate in the Dallas office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Brown received his Juris Doctor degree in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. During law school, he participated in the Trial Advocacy Program and served as an editor for the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law.

    Mr. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of North Texas in 2015, with a minor in Communication Studies.

    While a student at the University of North Texas, Mr. Brown served as the university student body president. In this role, he helped oversee student relations and served as a liaison between the student body and the administration.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2018

    B.A., in Political Science, University of North Texas, 2015

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Mr. Brown’s admission to the bar in Texas is pending.

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Holly K. Carless
Manager, Public Affairs
Holly K. Carless is a Manager of Public Affairs in the Dallas office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    In this role, Ms. Carless develops and helps execute public relations, crisis management, and political strategies to advance the interests of the firm and its clients. Before joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, Ms. Carless worked as the governmental affairs liaison for the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), where she directed legislative and public affairs at both the state and federal level. Ms. Carless was a registered lobbyist in several states, including Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, California, Montana, Louisiana and West Virginia.

    Prior to her time with the AAPL, Ms. Carless served as a director of public affairs for Wilks Brothers, LLC. She directed all media and public relations for the family, the “Undercover Billionaires of the Forbes 400,” and several of its business enterprises. Notably, she directed public advocacy in connection with a public policy campaign and land use and property rights lawsuit for an airfield in Cisco, Texas. Ms. Carless also served as a director to the Wilks’ foundations and philanthropic efforts.

    Ms. Carless’ interest in public affairs stems from her past work with the Mayoral Office of The City of Fort Worth, The City of Dallas, The Massachusetts Democratic Party, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

    Ms. Carless has received various professional awards recognizing her work in communications and public affairs. In 2014, The Fort Worth Business Press recognized Ms. Carless with the “Fort Worth Forty Under Forty” award.

    Ms. Carless is active in a broad array of community activities, and currently serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tarrant County. She is a member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the World Affairs Council, The Daniel Webster Society, Professional Advocacy Association of Texas, and the Association of Government Relations Professionals. She has served on the board of the North Texas Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and has served with the Lands and Royalties Committee for the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

    Ms. Carless received a Bachelor of Science in Communications Studies from the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University with a minor in political science. She later attended Harvard University in pursuit of a Masters of Arts in Government at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She is currently working on her postgraduate thesis, which analyzes the recognition of public and political rights for women in American literature.

  • EDUCATION

    B.S. in Communications Studies, Texas Christian University, 2005

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Travis J. Carter
Managing Director, Public Affairs
Travis J. Carter is Managing Director of Public Affairs (non-attorney) for Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Since 2001, Mr. Carter has managed public relations for the firm and, in many cases, the clients it represents. As director of a practice group that specializes in issues and crisis management, Mr. Carter has successfully managed a wide range of communications challenges and opportunities, including legal and regulatory concerns, crisis events, and pro-active campaigns. He has been recognized as among the first communication professionals countrywide to begin an in-house public relations practice at a national litigation firm.

    Mr. Carter also manages media relations and public advocacy for the Brewer Storefront, the firm’s community-service affiliate, and serves as executive director of the Brewer Foundation. He helps oversee the Brewer Foundation’s Future Leaders Program and the Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum.

    Before he joined Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, Mr. Carter worked as a corporate relations manager with Allstate Insurance Company. He directed regional communications and spent time working at Allstate’s corporate headquarters near Chicago, where he managed media relations and served as a communications manager for the company’s National Catastrophe Team. Prior to Allstate, Mr. Carter worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, where he began his public relations career after working in the print news media.

    Mr. Carter has won numerous professional awards recognizing his work in strategic communications. His PR campaigns have been featured in “Top 100 Case Studies in PR,” annually published by PR News. He has been awarded a “Silver Quill” from the International Association of Business Communicators, and was named an overall winner in the Legal PR Awards, one of the industry’s premier national honors. The Dallas Business Journal has previously recognized Mr. Carter as among the top 40 business professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area under 40 years of age, and he has been named by PR News as “One of 15 to Watch” on the national PR scene.

    Mr. Carter is active in a broad array of philanthropic activities. In addition to his involvement with the Brewer Foundation, he is a former board member for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northeast Texas Chapter, and is the former chairman of Shakespeare Dallas. In 2006 and 2008, Mr. Carter was recognized by North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts with an Obelisk Award, an honor recognizing outstanding community leadership.

    Mr. Carter, who received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Oklahoma, holds an MBA from the University of Dallas. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the International Association of Business Communicators, the Public Relations Society of America, and the Dallas Press Club.

  • EDUCATION

    M.B.A., The University of Dallas, 2002

    B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communications, The University of Oklahoma, 1993

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Susan C. Dillon
Consulting Director
Susan Dillon serves as a consulting director (non-attorney) in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Dillon is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 18 years of accounting, financial, and litigation consulting experience. Since 2001, Ms. Dillon has been part of the Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors consulting practice and has worked on a variety of litigation matters and disputes, including intellectual property (patent and trade secret), antitrust claims, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and SEC regulatory reporting and tax issues. She has extensive financial and damage analysis expertise in the following industries: hospitality, technology development, sports and leisure, trusts, investments, and insurance. Ms. Dillon employs causation analysis, forensic accounting, and financial modeling to develop and critique damage models.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Dillon was a Director of Consulting at Veris Consulting in Reston, Virginia, where she was responsible for providing litigation expert services to regulators and attorneys regarding forensic accounting, auditing, and damage issues. Ms. Dillon also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was responsible for audits and business/litigation consulting. Ms. Dillon worked on engagements for TIG Insurance Company, Exxon, Texas Workers’ Compensation Facility Carriers (Aetna, Wausau, Travelers, Cigna, and Liberty Mutual), and Nations Bank.

    Ms. Dillon also served as Vice President and Director of Finance for a workers’ compensation division of Kemper Insurance Company, and was an Assistant Vice President at TIG Insurance Company. Ms. Dillon was responsible for financial reporting, accounting oversight, planning, budgeting, systems analysis, and management of outsourcing contracts.

    Ms. Dillon received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University in 1991, where she received a full academic scholarship and graduated cum laude. She was a member of several honor societies, including Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Golden Key National Honor Society.

    Ms. Dillon is a CPA licensed in the State of Texas. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

    Ms. Dillon was recently awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Credential by AICPA.

  • EDUCATION

    B.A., cum laude, in accounting, Southern Methodist University, 1991

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Diamond Drayton
Case Manager
Diamond Drayton is a case manager in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    In 2016, Ms. Drayton graduated from Colby College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and African American Studies.

    She previously worked for the firm as an intern in 2014 and 2015.

    In spring 2015, Ms. Drayton studied at the University of Salamanca (Universidad de Salamanca) in Spain. Also in 2015, Ms. Drayton traveled with The Batey Foundation to the Dominican Republic to help build community infrastructure.

    At Colby, Ms. Drayton was a Ralph J. Bunche Scholar. Ms. Drayton also received the 2016 Anna Julia Cooper and W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Scholarship Award and the 2016 Eitan Shalom Green Award.

    As a high school student, Ms. Drayton was a Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) scholar.

  • EDUCATION

    B.A. in Anthropology and African American Studies, Colby College, 2016

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Jose A. Fernandez
Associate
Jose A. Fernandez is an associate in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Fernandez has experience in federal and complex commercial litigation.

    He received a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2014, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Florida International University in 2011.

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fernandez served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eileen Bransten, J.S.C., in the Commercial Division of New York State Supreme Court. Mr. Fernandez also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, from 2014 to 2015.

    During law school, Mr. Fernandez worked as an intern at Morgan Stanley and served as a prosecution intern at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2014

    B.A. in History, cum laude, Florida International University, 2011

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

    New Jersey

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Sean Fitzpatrick
Senior Analyst
Sean Fitzpatrick is a Senior Analyst in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Fitzpatrick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Colby College in 2016, where he also studied Managerial Economics and played lacrosse.

    He previously interned with Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative, with Direct Swap as an analyst, and with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as a fundraiser and event coordinator.

  • EDUCATION

    B.A. in History, Colby College, 2016

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Dallas Flick
Associate
Dallas Flick is an associate in the Dallas office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Flick received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from SMU Dedman School of Law in 2018. During law school, Mr. Flick completed an externship with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas under the Honorable Sidney Fitzwater.

    Mr. Flick also served as Executive Editor for the SMU Science & Technology Law Review, was a member of the Board of Advocates, and was elected to the National Order of Barristers. Mr. Flick was also a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition and National Criminal Procedure moot court teams.

    Mr. Flick received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Speech Communications from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2015, where he was a member of the NPDA All-American Parliamentary Debate Team.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2018

    B.S. in Political Science and Speech Communications, University of Texas at Tyler, 2015

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Mr. Flick’s admission to the bar in Texas is pending.

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Katherine Garland
Associate
Katherine Garland is an associate in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Garland served as a legal intern for the Community Service Society of New York’s Health Initiatives Department, Equip for Equality’s Civil Rights Team, and for the St. Joseph County Public Defender’s Office.

    In 2017, Ms. Garland received her Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from University of Notre Dame Law School. While in law school, Ms. Garland served as a Notes and Submissions Editor for the Notre Dame Law Review.

    Prior to law school, Ms. Garland worked as a paralegal. In 2008, Ms. Garland received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Screen Arts and Cultures from the University of Michigan.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., cum laude, University of Notre Dame Law School, 2017

    B.A. in Screen Arts and Cultures, University of Michigan, 2008

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

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Matthew Harrison
Consulting Director
Matthew Harrison is a consulting director (non-attorney) in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office, where he conducts financial and economic analysis on various matters related to hospitality, intellectual property infringement, breach of contract, and environmental damage.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Harrison first joined the firm as a junior consultant in 2008, after graduating from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance.

    After three years with the firm, Mr. Harrison returned to graduate school to pursue an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, where he graduated in 2013 with a focus on finance, strategy, and entrepreneurship. While pursuing his studies, Mr. Harrison consulted with a number of technology-focused startup companies on issues related to opportunity assessment, business model generation, marketing, and fund raising. He also spent a summer working with the new media and innovation division of a leading advertising agency, developing marketing and media strategies for global clients and partnering with startup companies to explore emerging media opportunities.

    Upon receiving his MBA, Mr. Harrison returned to Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors to rejoin the consulting group.

  • EDUCATION

    M.B.A., New York University, 2013

    B.S. Business Administration, Boston University, 2008

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Maxwell Herman
Associate
Maxwell Herman is an associate in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Herman has experience in federal and complex litigation.

    He received a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2014. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics from Lehigh University in 2011, summa cum laude.

    In 2014, Mr. Herman served as law clerk to the Honorable Claire C. Cecchi, United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. After completing his clerkship, Mr. Herman went on to serve as law clerk to the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer, Superior Court of New Jersey, Multicounty Litigation Assignment (Mass Tort).

    Mr. Herman also worked at a corporate insolvency boutique and at Fordham’s Securities Litigation and Arbitration Clinic.

    During law school, Mr. Herman interned for the Honorable James C. Francis, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York. In 2013, Mr. Herman placed first in the William M. Tendy Federal Trial Advocacy Competition.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2014

    B.A., in Classics, summa cum laude, Lehigh University, 2011

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

    New Jersey

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Jessica Huse
Associate
Jessica Huse is an associate in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Huse received her Juris Doctor in 2017 from Fordham University School of Law. At Fordham, she appeared on the Dean’s List from 2015 to 2017. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, cum laude, from New York University in 2013, with a minor in Political Science.

    While in law school, Ms. Huse served as a Notes & Articles Editor on the Fordham Environmental Law Review and as the Associate Editor of the Dispute Resolution Society.

    Ms. Huse also competed at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2015-2016. She also interned at The Family Center, a non-profit organization in New York.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2017

    B.A., in Psychology, cum laude, New York University, 2013

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

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Erik Jacobson
Associate
Erik Jacobson is an associate in the Dallas office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Jacobson served for one year as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Alia Moses, United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. He also served for two years as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Walter S. Smith, Jr., United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

    Mr. Jacobson received his Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2014. During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review and as a member of the Board of Barristers.

    Mr. Jacobson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011 and subsequently obtained licensure as a Registered Nurse.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, 2014

    B.S. in Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Texas

    United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

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Denise Kerley
Investigator
Denise Kerley is an Investigator in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Kerley has more than 15 years of experience conducting investigations and specialty research in connection with some of the firm’s most important matters. A former Research Analyst at the firm, Ms. Kerley also has experience working for a Big Four accounting firm, as well as experience working for a large, privately owned oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Dallas.

    Ms. Kerley earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and health education from Texas A&M University-Commerce (formerly East Texas State University).

  • EDUCATION

    B.S., Business Administration, Texas A&M University-Commerce

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Beth Landes
Associate
Beth Landes is an associate in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Landes developed extensive experience in complex civil litigation. She has represented clients in antitrust, securities, and copyright matters in state and federal courts throughout the country.

    Ms. Landes received her Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, cum laude, from Connecticut College in 2005.

    In 2014, Ms. Landes was named a “Rising Star” by New York Metro Super Lawyers, published by Thomson Reuters.

    Ms. Landes volunteers as pro bono counsel to The Wendy Walk, a non-profit organization that funds innovative cross-border research to study and treat rare sarcoma cancers.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2010

    B.A. in philosophy, cum laude, Connecticut College, 2005

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

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Victoria Lee
Investigator
Victoria Lee is an Investigator in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Lee received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School, where she served as an International Human Rights student scholar and as an international law research assistant. While attending New York Law School, she participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

    Ms. Lee also worked as a legal intern at the New York Law School Asylum Clinic, which provides direct legal representation to asylum seekers, detainees, undocumented immigrants, and other individuals who are at an increased risk of deportation. She also interned at the International Justice Project.

    Prior to joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, Victoria worked as a law clerk in the Intellectual Property law department at Citigroup Inc.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., New York Law School, 2018

    B.A. in History, Baruch College - The City University of New York (CUNY), 2011

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Ms. Lee’s admission to the New York State Bar is currently pending.

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Theresa Melia
Associate
Theresa Melia is an associate in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Melia has focused her practice on a variety of complex commercial matters, with experience in areas such as breach of fiduciary duties, securities law violations, class actions and bankruptcy.

    Prior to joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, Ms. Melia practiced in Melbourne, Australia as a lawyer at a leading Australian firm where she defended directors in a highly-publicized securities enforcement action and class action, represented commercial real estate developers and management investment enterprises, and advised financial institutions.

    Ms. Melia received her L.L.M. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2015, and her Master of Laws degree from Monash University in Melbourne in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of North Texas in 2003.

    At SMU, she contributed to Professor Marc Steinberg’s treatise on the federalization of corporation law, in particular to a chapter on shareholder proposals.

    In Australia, she also worked as an electoral officer (legislative aide) to Federal Senator Julian McGauran (Victoria, Australia).

    Ms. Melia is a volunteer attorney for Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, a non-profit organization assisting survivors of violence from all over the world.

    Ms. Melia’s article, “’Going through the paces’ in Australia, Canada and the U.S.: A comparative look at the treatment of outside directors in securities law,” is forthcoming in 2017.

  • EDUCATION

    L.L.M., in business, finance and securities laws, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2015

    Master of Laws/Legal Practice, Monash University, 2010 B.A. in political science, University of North Texas, 2003

    B.A. in political science, University of North Texas, 2003

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Texas

    Supreme Court of Victoria (Australia)

    High Court of Australia

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Robert M. Millimet
Senior Associate
Robert (Rob) Millimet is a senior associate in the firm’s Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Before joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors in July 2006, Mr. Millimet was a judicial clerk for two years with the Staff Attorney Office for the United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. He also gained significant experience litigating complex commercial and intellectual property cases in both state and federal courts, and was appointed to represent a federal habeas petitioner in a capital case.

    Mr. Millimet is the author of “The Impact of the Uruguay Round and the New Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: An Analysis of the US Ban on DDT,” 5 Transnational Law & Contemp. Probs. 449 (1995).

    Mr. Millimet graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with high honors, from the University of Michigan in 1993. Mr. Millimet then received his Juris Doctor degree, with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1996. Mr. Millimet is a member of the Order of the Coif.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., with high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 1996

    B.A. in political science, with high honors, University of Michigan, 1993

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Texas

    Missouri (inactive)

    Illinois (inactive)

    District of Columbia (inactive)

    U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth circuits

    U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas

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Charity N. Moore
Investigator
Charity N. Moore is an Investigator in Brewer, Attorneys and Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Moore has experience in complex investigations and litigation against directors and officers and other professionals, including securities fraud claims, shareholder derivative lawsuits, corporate governance issues and disputes arising from merger and acquisition agreements. As legal counsel, Ms. Moore has also represented clients in connection with breaches of representations and warranties, indemnity disputes, fraudulent procurement matters and governmental inquiries.

    Ms. Moore earned her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 2012. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing and management from Texas Tech University in 2009. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Moore served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Martin Hoffman, 68th Civil District Court in Dallas County and Sharen Wilson in her capacity as presiding Judge of Criminal District Court No. 1 in Tarrant County, Texas. Ms. Moore also worked in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office presenting homicide cases to the grand jury.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Texas Tech School of Law, 2012

    B.B.A., Marketing and Management, Texas Tech University, 2009

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Texas

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Raymond Pasco
Case Manager
Raymond Pasco is a Case Manager in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    He previously worked as a software engineer specializing in cryptography and security.

    Prior to joining Brewer, Mr. Pasco was employed at the Tlon Corporation of San Francisco as an engineer on the Urbit project, a next-generation operating system for the cloud.

    Mr. Pasco has studied mathematics at Central Connecticut State University.

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Arturo Ravelo
Senior Analyst
Arturo Ravelo is a Senior Analyst in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Ravelo received a Bachelor of Science degree in financial economics from Southern Methodist University in 2015. He previously worked for the firm as a consulting intern in the summer of 2014.

  • EDUCATION

    B.S. in Economics with Financial Applications, Southern Methodist University, 2015

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Charlotte Rehfuss
Staff Professional
Charlotte Rehfuss is a staff professional in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Rehfuss received her Juris Doctor degree in 2018 from Albany Law School, magna cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2015 from the College of the Holy Cross.

    While in law school, Ms. Rehfuss served as the Executive Editor for State Constitutional Commentary for the Albany Law Review and served as Chair of the Domenick L. Gabrielli Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competition.

    Ms. Rehfuss also served as a judicial intern for the Hon. Christian F. Hummel, United States Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Albany Law School, magna cum laude, 2018

    B.A., English, College of the Holy Cross, 2015

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Ms. Rehfuss’ admission to the bar in New York is pending.

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Gary A. Rubin
Counsel
Gary A. Rubin is a Counsel in the firm’s Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Rubin represents individuals, companies, boards, and committees in parallel proceedings including complex litigation, class-action and multidistrict litigation, trials, and internal investigations arising under anticorruption, antifraud, antitrust, bankruptcy, contract, commodities, consumer-protection, products-liability, and securities laws.

    He also provides advice regarding crisis management and related strategic communications. Many of Mr. Rubin’s matters involve significant overseas components involving conflicts of laws, including data-protection, labor, and secrecy laws, and logistical difficulties. In addition, Mr. Rubin provides regulatory advice to businesses on complying with anticorruption laws.

    Mr. Rubin’s experience includes representing a financial institution in breach-of-contract litigation against a hedge fund regarding a loan securitized in part by the proceeds of single-name credit-default swaps. He also has represented medical-devices manufacturers in multidistrict products-liability litigation related to implants.

    Mr. Rubin represented a financial institution in class-action litigation related to benchmarks and derivative financial instruments following government-enforcement proceedings. He also represented a financial institution in a litigated adversary proceeding against debtors and the official committee of unsecured creditors in jointly administered bankruptcy cases.

    Additionally, his experience includes representing a contract market and clearing organization in administrative-review litigation against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission related to Dodd–Frank rulemaking. He represented a swap dealer in parallel price-manipulation investigations by the CFTC and the Department of Justice, and a follow-on investigation by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, related to the benchmark for valuing cash-settled interest-rate swap options.

    Mr. Rubin also represented an automobile manufacturer in parallel Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations by the DOJ and the Securities and Exchange Commission related to conduct in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

    Additionally, Mr. Rubin has conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a medical-devices manufacturer related to allegations of earnings management. He also conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a tactical-communications company related to allegations of misuse of corporate assets by a senior executive. Additionally, he conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a mining company related to allegations of misconduct in China.

    Mr. Rubin received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago in 1999 and concurrent Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Johns Hopkins University in 1996. Before joining the firm, Mr. Rubin was a Counsel in the Washington, DC, office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1999

    M.A. in history, Johns Hopkins University, 1996

    B.A. in history, Johns Hopkins University, 1996, Phi Beta Kappa, General and Departmental Honors, Omicron Delta Kappa, Golden Key International Honour Society

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Maryland, 1999 (inactive)

    District of Columbia, 2000

    Delaware, 2001 (inactive)

    United States District Court for the District of Delaware, 2002

    United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2002

    United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2004

    Mr. Rubin’s admission to the bar in Texas is pending.

  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    U.S.A. chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime 2017, Global Legal Group, October 2016

    U.S.A.—Washington, D.C., chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution 2014, Global Legal Group, February 2014

    Chapter X of Crisis Management in Litigation and Investigations: Parallel Proceedings, Competing Stakeholders, and Multiple Venues, Association of Corporate Counsel, August 2008

    Parallel Proceedings Complicate Crisis Management: Tradeoffs Inevitable, Executive Counsel, March/April 2007

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Andrea Sadberry
Senior Manager, Public Affairs
Andrea Sadberry is Senior Manager of Public Affairs in the Dallas office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. She joined the firm in 2010.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    In this role, she assists with media outreach for the firm and a wide range of charitable programs. Ms. Sadberry also serves as the executive director for the Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), a global debate contest that gives high school students the opportunity to participate in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. Before joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, Ms. Sadberry worked with the firm in her capacity as a project manager for Carter Public Relations.

    Ms. Sadberry has broad experience in video production and television reporting. Prior to joining Carter Public Relations, she worked as a television reporter at NBC 5 in Dallas, where she reported on a wide range of business, legal, and community issues. Ms. Sadberry came to NBC 5 from the NBC affiliate in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she served as an anchor and reporter.

    Ms. Sadberry received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas (KU). While attending KU, Ms. Sadberry studied at American University in Washington, DC, where she was one of only 25 students nationwide awarded a fellowship in the Washington Semester Program in Broadcast Journalism. In 2009, Ms. Sadberry received her master’s degree in communication from the University of Texas at Arlington. The same year, she completed the North Texas Business for Culture and the Arts Leadership Arts Institute, a nine-month program designed to develop the next generation of business and arts community leaders.

    From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Sadberry served on the board of directors for Big Thought, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization focused on improving public education through creative learning.

    In December 2013, Ms. Sadberry served as a panelist at the National Association for Hispanic Journalists Region 5 Conference in Dallas. She spoke on making the transition from a career in journalism to public relations.

  • EDUCATION

    M.A., communication, University of Texas at Arlington, 2009

    B.A. in journalism, University of Kansas, 2003

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John Schmidtberger
Senior Consultant
John Schmidtberger is a Senior Litigation Consultant (non-attorney) in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office and has been with the firm since 2006.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Schmidtberger received his bachelor of business administration degree in accounting in 1980 from the University of Notre Dame. After graduation, he joined Arthur Andersen & Co. in the Dallas Audit Division.

    In 1983, Mr. Schmidtberger joined Overhead Door Corporation, a national manufacturer of commercial and residential building products, headquartered in Dallas, as Senior Internal Auditor. He was promoted to Manager of Internal Audit in 1984, and in 1987, was appointed Plant Controller of the local Dallas, Texas Division. In 1991, Mr. Schmidtberger was selected to manage the consolidation of the Accounting/Finance function for the largest division in the company. In 1996, he was promoted to the position of Strategic Planning Manager.

    In 1998, Mr. Schmidtberger was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Management Insights, Inc., a Dallas-based consulting firm serving Fortune 500 companies. In that capacity, he directed the Accounting, Finance, and Treasury functions, tracked the company’s stock investment portfolio, and oversaw the company’s Insurance/Risk programs.

    Mr. Schmidtberger is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the local Dallas Chapter of Certified Public Accountants.

  • EDUCATION

    B.B.A. in accounting, University of Notre Dame, 1980

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Peter J. Schwartz
Consultant
Peter Schwartz is a consultant (non-attorney) in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    In his role, he conducts business and economic analysis for matters in litigation and engages in writing projects for the firm.

    Previously, Mr. Schwartz worked as a writer for former U.S. President Bill Clinton and New York City’s bid for the Olympic Games. He is co-author of “Baseball as a Road to God: Seeing Beyond the Game,” a New York Times bestselling book. He is also a former data-driven business reporter at Forbes and Bloomberg News.

    Mr. Schwartz previously worked as a consultant at Anderson Economic Group, where he compiled financial assessments and business valuations. He also prepared reports for expert testimony in the areas of commercial damages and lost profits.

    Mr. Schwartz earned a master’s degree in law from New York University in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree from NYU in journalism and sports business management in 2006.

    Mr. Schwartz served as Presidential Research Scholar at New York University for five years. He was also the inaugural NYU School of Law Lisa Goldberg Fellow, awarded to a single journalist to study in-residence.

    Prior to that, he was a visiting student at Yale University. He is a graduate of Upper Canada College.

  • EDUCATION

    M.A. in Study of Law, Highest Honors, New York University, 2012

    B.A. in Journalism and Sports Business Management, Highest Honors, New York University, 2006

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Nilima Singh
Associate
Nilima Singh is an associate in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Singh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jessica R. Mayer, Superior Court of New Jersey, Multicounty Litigation Assignment (Mass Tort).

    Ms. Singh received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Northwestern University in 2010.

    During law school, Ms. Singh worked at the Rutgers Intellectual Property Clinic and served as an Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Review.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Rutgers Law School, 2015

    B.A. in Anthropology, Northwestern University, 2010

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New Jersey

    Texas

    United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

    Ms. Singh’s admission to the bar in New York is pending.

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Sarah E. Smith
Investigator
Sarah E. Smith is an Investigator in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Smith received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School with certificates in Advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Public Service.

    While attending law school, Ms. Smith participated in many resolution-based initiatives, attended the 11th International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris, France, and earned the Dean’s Scholarship Award and Edward Jones ADR Scholar Award.

    Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Smith held externships with the General Counsel of Louis Vuitton North America and the Intellectual Property law department of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. She also served as an international law research assistant and clerked for a commercial litigation firm in New York City.

  • EDUCATION

    Juris Doctor, cum laude, New York Law School, 2017

    Bachelor of Arts, International Studies & French, summa cum laude, Texas A&M University, 2013

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    New York

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Theodore Smith
Analyst
Theodore (Teddy) Smith is an analyst in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ Dallas Office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Smith received a bachelor of science degree in financial economics from Southern Methodist University in 2018. He previously worked at Highland Capital Management as a credit research analyst in the summer of 2017.

  • EDUCATION

    B.S in Economics with Financial Applications, Southern Methodist University, 2018

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Alexander Stoczko
Analyst
Alexander Stoczko is an analyst in Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ New York office.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Stoczko received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and French with honors from Trinity College in 2017. At Trinity, he was a member of the varsity men’s rowing team.

    Mr. Stoczko previously interned with Aetna Life Insurance Company as an institutional business summer associate, with CPEX Real Estate as a brokerage intern, and with The Next Step Realty as a brand ambassador.

  • EDUCATION

    B.A. in Economics and French, Trinity College, 2017

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Katherine Leal Unmuth
Manager, Public Affairs
Katherine Leal Unmuth is a Manager of Public Affairs in the Dallas office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Ms. Unmuth develops public relations and crisis management strategies to advance the interests of the firm and its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and leading financial organizations. In this capacity, she handles media research and analysis, strategy, social media and media relations on a wide range of matters.

    Ms. Unmuth also provides strategic communications for the legal public service affiliate of the firm, the Brewer Storefront. Most notably, Ms. Unmuth has provided communications support in connection with several successful voting rights cases brought on behalf of Latino voters in the Dallas area. She helped direct the Storefront’s advocacy on behalf of the famed Jim’s Shoe Repair in New York City – helping keep the shop open. The firm was recognized for this work with an Award of Merit for Media Relations in the 2015 Dallas Quill Awards, sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

    She also manages media and community outreach for the Brewer Foundation’s educational programs – the Future Leaders Program (FLP) and the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) debate competition.

    Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Ms. Unmuth worked as an education reporter and writer at The Dallas Morning News for six years. While there, Ms. Unmuth wrote extensively about Latino education issues, immigration, school accountability, and technology use in schools. She also has written about education trends and research for the Latino Ed Beat blog, an initiative of the national Education Writers Association (EWA).

    In 2013, she served as an advisor on the PBS Independent Lens documentary “The Graduates/Los Graduados,” which explored education issues faced by Latino high school students.

    Ms. Unmuth has lectured at a wide range of media and education conferences hosted by organizations including the College Board and EWA. In 2010, Ms. Unmuth was selected to participate in two international media symposiums sponsored by the French-American Foundation. In 2009, she won second prize for large media beat reporting in the EWA National Awards for Education Reporting competition for her work at The Dallas Morning News.

    Before moving to Dallas, Ms. Unmuth also worked as a higher education reporter for The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.

    Ms. Unmuth holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She has served as a member of the Northwestern University Magazine Editorial Advisory Board since 2003.

  • EDUCATION

    B.A. in journalism, Northwestern University, 2003

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Efrain Vera
Associate
Efrain Vera is a staff professional in the New York office of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.
  • GENERAL BACKGROUND

    Mr. Vera received his Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School in May 2018. While at Albany, Mr. Vera was a member of the Albany Law Review, where he served as Executive Editor for Miscarriages of Justice issue.

    Mr. Vera worked with the law school’s Community Development Clinic, where he helped guide non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Albany community through the initial start-up process.

    Mr. Vera also interned with the Hon. Daniel J. Stewart, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Northern District of New York.

    Mr. Vera graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral finance. He was a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship and was a Gates Scholar throughout his time at NYU.

    Mr. Vera was previously worked as a junior consultant at the firm and is actively involved in the firm's philanthropic activities. He has served as a judge in the Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) high school debate tournament. He is also a volunteer with the Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP), from which he graduated.

  • EDUCATION

    J.D., Albany Law School, 2018

    B.S., Behavioral Finance, New York University, 2014

  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Mr. Vera’s admission to the bar in New York is pending.

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RECRUITING

Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is one of the most dynamic litigation firms in the United States. With offices in New York and Dallas, the firm practices exclusively in the field of complex litigation and dispute resolution. The firm’s attorneys litigate cases before state courts, federal courts, administrative tribunals, and arbitration panels throughout the United States.

The nature of the firm’s practice and its plans for growth require the firm to hire attorneys who possess the extraordinary talent and competitive drive to enable them to assume substantial responsibility for major cases. Attorneys and consultants of our law firm have demonstrated exceptional academic and personal achievement, and thrive on the intensity and challenge of “bet-the-business” litigation.

To apply, please send your resume to:

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Investigation Unit to Expand

Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors seeks candidates for its in-house Investigative Unit. The Unit provides the firm with comprehensive research and analysis. Our investigators are trained in fact-finding techniques as well as human relations. The aim is to assemble a complete, cohesive factual picture and develop the narrative of substantive client matters.

We currently have exciting opportunities for investigators and investigative researchers to join our Investigative Unit.

We seek professionals with backgrounds in investigative journalism, law enforcement, private investigations or law. Candidates should possess strong research and writing skills and have a passion for the fact-finding process.

For consideration, please send your resume to recruiting@brewerattorneys.com.

Summer Program

The firm strives to create a realistic experience for its summer associates in order that they may make informed decisions about practicing with Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors. The firm exposes its summer associates to all aspects of its practice. Summer associates frequently attend depositions, hearings, strategy sessions, and client meetings. In addition, summer associates regularly participate in the intensity of pre-trial and trial preparations and proceedings.

Summer associates at the firm perform work that simulates the assignments of first- and second-year associates. They have billing requirements that provide first-hand experience in accurately communicating to the client what tasks they accomplish.

Second-year summer associates are paid $3,300 per week, working a minimum of six weeks or a maximum of 12 weeks.

Recruiting Schedule

Brewer Attorneys & Counselors makes many law school visits, giving talented, dedicated students the opportunity to meet with the firm’s staff professionals.

Consulting Group

Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors seeks candidates for its Consulting Group in the firm’s New York and Dallas offices. The Consulting Group is comprised of professionals recruited from a variety of disciplines, including finance, accounting, economics, and information technology. The group provides the firm invaluable expertise, perspective and insight into the analysis of clients’ circumstances. In addition to their individual areas of academic and professional experience, our Consultants are trained in the litigation process. We seek professionals with backgrounds in litigation consulting, dispute advisory, finance, accounting and/or economics to join our Group in New York and Dallas.

The firm’s innovative approach to advocacy empowers Consultants to grow beyond conventional career paths and areas of specialization. Consultants of all backgrounds are encouraged to play an integral role in the firm’s handling of bet-the-business matters for clients.

AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

ANALYST
Basic Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience.
As an Analyst, you will be actively involved in a variety of financial, economic and factual analyses related to business disputes. Successful Analysts are provided with the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on case strategies and development while developing new skills and tackling new problems early in their career.

SENIOR ANALYST
Undergraduate Degree with 3+ years of relevant experience; or Graduate Degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience.
As a Senior Analyst, you will take on additional responsibilities above the Analyst role and be given leadership opportunities over work streams and case development. You will continue to expand your knowledge and experience by simultaneously working on multiple cases, and taking on managerial duties.

CONSULTANT
Graduate Degree (M.A., M.S., MBA, Ph. D.) with 3+ years of relevant experience; or Experienced Professional with 5+ years of relevant experience. Consultants are responsible for developing the analyses used in engagements, directing the efforts of the Analysts and Senior Analysts, and managing engagements with input from Senior Consultants and Directors.

For more information regarding the consulting career path and development opportunities, please send an email to RecruitingNY@BrewerAttorneys.com.

NEWS
Lake Highlands Advocate Profiles Pro Bono Work by William Brewer
The Lake Highlands Advocate published a profile on October 10, 2018, of Partner William Brewer and his pro bono work through the Brewer Storefront, the community service legal affiliate of the firm. The article noted that the Storefront has prevailed in many voting rights lawsuits.

Brewer also discussed the most recent voting rights lawsuit brought by the Storefront, challenging the at-large election system used to elected the Richardson Independent School District Board of Trustees in North Texas.

“Our track record is that we don’t bring cases just to harass,” Brewer told the Advocate. “We bring cases where we believe change is needed and because we’ve done legal factual research.”
Partner William Brewer Recognized by Best Lawyers
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Partner William A. Brewer III has been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The publication lists the top attorneys in key practice areas. Brewer is recognized in the area of Commercial Litigation in New York and Dallas. He has been recognized annually in this category since 2007.

Best Lawyers is known as the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. The list of honorees is compiled using the results of peer review surveys that thousands of top lawyers confidentially complete to evaluate their peers. Best Lawyers aims to reflect the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about their peers’ professional abilities. The first edition of Best Lawyers was first published in 1983.
NYLJ Reports on Firm Representation of NRA at Hearing
The New York Law Journal reported that Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Partner Sarah Rogers represented the NRA in arguments in federal court in New York on Sept. 10, 2018. The coverage appeared on the front page of the NYLJ print edition on Sept. 11, 2018, in an article titled, “NRA: Discovery Could Show State Coerced Companies Cut Ties.” The NRA alleges that the New York state Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Governor Andrew Cuomo violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them not to do business with the NRA.

The coverage noted that Rogers argued that a press release issued by the DFS included targeted language from DFS Superintendent Maria Vullo. Rogers reportedly argued that “Incurring the favor and disfavor of DFS is going to be very important to any insurer in New York.” Rogers additionally argued that the lawsuit is over state regulation the NRA argues will limit its advocacy efforts. She reportedly added that, “The NRA does not sue Governor Cuomo for criticizing it… What he can’t do is issue official regulatory directives.”
New York Law Journal Reports on Firm’s Advocacy for NRA
The New York Law Journal reports that the NRA submitted a new filing in federal court in New York on August 24, 2018, urging a federal judge to reject a motion by the state of New York to reject the organization’s lawsuit. The NRA alleges that the state violated the NRA’s First Amendment Rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them not to do business with the NRA.

The article quoted Partner William Brewer, lead attorney for the NRA in the matter. Brewer said of the state’s motion to dismiss that, “They created a narrative that they want to respond to with little or no resemblance to the complaint we actually brought that they seek to dismiss.”

“The NRA is not complaining about the fact that defendants seek to regulate insurance generally, or inquire about Carry Guard specifically,” Brewer added. “What the NRA is complaining about is that defendants are attempting to coerce insurance companies and banks to blacklist the NRA—to extinguish what are concededly lawful business relationships. And, at least in some instances, we already know they’ve been successful.”

Brewer also emphasized that, “Government officials have First Amendment rights too.” He added, “But when government officials use their position to coerce private actors, not persuade them, to adopt a particular point of view, that conduct is subject to strict scrutiny.”
The Wall Street Journal Reports on Firm Matter
Wall Street Journal Assistant Editorial Page Editor James Freeman wrote on August 27, 2018, about one of the firm’s current matters – the NRA’s lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Financial Services (DFS). The lawsuit alleges the state violated the NRA’s First Amendment Rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them not to do business with the NRA. Freeman writes that the ACLU sided with the NRA by filing an amicus brief in federal court in New York.

Freeman writes in part, “New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has earned a new opponent in his assault on liberties enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Better late than never, the American Civil Liberties Union is standing up against Mr. Cuomo’s abuse of the National Rifle Association. The happy result could be not just expanded liberty in New York but safer financial institutions as well.”
New York Law Journal Reports on ACLU’s Support of NRA’s Free Speech
The New York Law Journal reported on August 24, 2018 that the American Civil Liberties Union moved to file a brief opposing the state’s motion to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s lawsuit against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s top financial regulator. The firm is representing the NRA in the matter.

“If true, those allegations represent a blatant violation of the First Amendment,” the proposed brief [from the ACLU] said. “Although public officials are free to express their opinions and may condemn viewpoints or groups they view as inimical to public welfare, they cannot abuse their regulatory authority to retaliate against disfavored advocacy organizations and to impose burdens on those organizations’ ability to conduct lawful business.”

The article included comment from firm partner William Brewer.

“The ACLU’s amicus brief is testament to what we have contended all along—Gov. Cuomo and the DFS violated the First Amendment rights of the NRA,” Brewer said. “The ACLU is a leading voice on legal and constitutional issues, and we welcome their advocacy in this important case.”
Svetlana Eisenberg to Join Firm as Partner
Svetlana M. Eisenberg is joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors as Partner in the New York office. She is an experienced litigator with substantial experience prosecuting investment fraud, defending allegations of securities fraud, and conducting corporate internal investigations.

Ms. Eisenberg previously worked as law clerk to the Hon. Michael E. Wiles, U.S. bankruptcy judge in the Southern District of New York, and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney, General Crimes Unit, District of New Jersey. Prior to that, she was Associate General Counsel to HSBC Holdings in New York, where she investigated potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She began her legal career as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP.

Fluent in Russian, Ms. Eisenberg earned her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bennington College and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, she was editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of Criminal Procedure and was awarded a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Judge Grants Motion for Sanctions in High-Profile Life Insurance Case
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado granted a motion for sanctions filed by Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors on behalf of firm client DCD Partners, LLC against Fred Albracht, Chief Actuary for the North America National Reinsurance Company (NANRe), for attempted evasion of a subpoena.

The August 8, 2018 award constitutes the second sanction levied against actors involved in the implementation of a massive and unlawful increase in the rates charged by Transamerica Life Insurance Company on life insurance policies held by DCD – policies which provide thousands of dollars in benefits to a non-profit organization and thousands of disadvantaged families in South Los Angeles every year.

The underlying litigation, styled DCD Partners, LLC v. Transamerica Life Insurance Company, 15-cv3238-CAS-GJS, captured headlines and sparked a national conversation about improper rate hikes when a federal jury agreed with Brewer and found that Transamerica and NANRe “contrived” the rate increase in breach of contract. The jury awarded DCD nearly $6 million in compensation for the breach.

“We hope this decision, and the prior sanction against Transamerica, underscores that insurers cannot continue to take advantage of policyholders and then hide behind the costs of discovery caused by gamesmanship,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and lead counsel for plaintiffs. “Beyond the impacts to the case in question, we hope these developments help shine a light on rate increases and the impact they have on unsuspecting policyholders.”
Firm’s Case Chronicled in The New York Times
August 9, 2018

The New York Times chronicles one of the firm’s current advocacy campaigns in an article, “The NRA Has Declared War on Andrew Cuomo. He Couldn’t Be Happier,” dated August 9, 2018. The piece explores the firm’s representation of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a lawsuit by the organization against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services.

Partner William Brewer is quoted extensively in the article, offering insights into the firm’s position that the State of New York has violated the First Amendment rights of the NRA.
Dallas Morning News Watchdog Columnist Applauds Brewer Storefront TOMA Action
Dallas Morning News Watchdog Columnist Dave Lieber wrote a column, “Here’s How a Trustee Says School Boards Violate Texas Open Meetings Law,” dated August 3, 2018, that explores a newly filed Brewer Storefront Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) lawsuit. The column focuses on a lawsuit filed by Brewer Storefront, the firm’s community service legal affiliate, against Richardson Independent School District (RISD) and the RISD Board of Trustees.

In part, Lieber writes that the “12-page lawsuit is the most detailed explanation The Watchdog has seen for how a public government board can ignore the open meetings law.” He writes that the Brewer Storefront plaintiff is “showing leadership here by standing up to a widespread secretive culture that enables public officials to keep private what's supposed to be public.”

Lieber is a veteran Dallas/Fort Worth investigative journalist whose focuses on “exposing bad practices in business and government.”
National Review Columnist Endorses Firm’s New York Lawsuit on Behalf of NRA
Columnist David French published a commentary in the National Review, “To Limit the Second Amendment, New York Attacks the First,” dated August 7, 2018, that offers support of a lawsuit filed by the NRA against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors represents the NRA in the matter.

The suit alleges that the state violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them to not do business with the NRA. French writes that Governor Cuomo has no right to threaten financial institutions that do business with the NRA.

French writes, “State officials have their own free-speech rights, yes, but those free-speech rights do not include the right to use express or implied threats to wield state power against disfavored viewpoints.” In comments directed at Cuomo, he wrote that “the instant that malice translates into state action aimed at speech is the instant the Constitution holds you to account.”
Albany Times Union Columnist Writes About Firm’s Case
Albany Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill wrote a column dated August 6, 2018, titled “Cuomo targets the NRA – and free speech” that refers to a lawsuit brought by the firm on behalf of the National Rifle Association (NRA) against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) and its Superintendent, Maria T. Vullo. The suit alleges that the state violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them not to do business with the NRA.

Churchill writes that Cuomo’s attack on the NRA “is more harmful to the First Amendment than the Second” Amendment because Cuomo has “essentially weaponized the state’s regulatory authorities to go after a political organization with which he disagrees.” Churchill also refers to the lawsuit alleging that Cuomo “is using the power of state government to pressure banks and insurance companies to stop doing business with the gun rights group.” Additionally, Churchill quotes directly from the lawsuit’s allegation that Cuomo is running a “blacklisting campaign.” He concludes that, “What Cuomo is doing – using the power of the state to target a political enemy – is tyrannical.”
NYLJ Reports on Firm’s Representation of NRA, Amended Complaint
The New York Law Journal reported on an amended complaint filed by Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors on behalf of the NRA against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). The front-page article, “NRA Claims Economic Hardship Fighting NY Insurance Regs,” dated August 1, 2018, reports that the complaint alleges that without injunctive relief, the NRA could be forced to cut services for its members. Partner William Brewer was quoted as stating that the NRA is “suffering setbacks” due to the state’s actions.

“The amended complaint raises concerns about the material impacts to the NRA as a result of the actions of Governor Cuomo and DFS,” Brewer said. “Our client is suffering setbacks with respect to the availability of insurance and banking services—as a result of a political and discriminatory campaign meant to coerce financial institutions to refrain from doing business with the NRA. The actions of defendants are a blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of our organization.”

The lawsuit was filed in May 2018, after the state advised insurers to cut ties with the NRA. The suit argues that the state violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them to not do business with the NRA.
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Gary A. Rubin to Join Firm as Counsel
Gary A. Rubin is joining Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors as Counsel in the firm's Dallas office.

Mr. Rubin has extensive experience representing individuals and companies involved in corporate investigations and government enforcement proceedings by agencies in the U.S. and abroad. He handles investigations relating to commodities, anticorruption, securities and antitrust laws. Mr. Rubin previously worked as Counsel, Derivatives; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime in the Washington, D.C., office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He received his J.D. from University of Chicago Law School. He also holds M.A. and B.A. degrees from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Rubin has also represented clients in complex civil litigation, such as multidistrict litigation, in state and federal court.
Hamra Trust Sues Transamerica, Alleges Improper Universal Life Insurance Premium Increases
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, filed a lawsuit on July 19, 2018, against Transamerica Life Insurance Company (“Transamerica”) accusing it of improperly implementing a plan to increase premiums by 168 percent on a multimillion-dollar universal life insurance policy purchased nearly two decades ago. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of Michael K. Hamra, trustee of the Sam F. Hamra, Jr. and June S. Hamra Irrevocable Trust (“the Trust”).

The lawsuit involves a “TransSurvivor” policy purchased by the Trust from Transamerica in 1999 on the lives of Sam and June Hamra. The policy includes a death benefit of $5,000,000. Over the years, the Trust paid, and continues to pay, millions of dollars in premiums for the policy. However, in a notice sent by Transamerica to the Trust and all other TransSurvivor policyholders in April 2018, Transamerica announced that it would implement a 39 percent monthly deduction rate (“MDR”) increase on the policy in each of the next three policy anniversary dates – on a compound basis. The increase translates to an extraordinary total increase of 168 percent, plaintiffs allege.

According to the complaint, Transamerica did not offer any contractual justification for the increase. The complaint alleges that Transamerica’s conduct violates the express language of the policy and the implied covenants of good faith and fair dealing, as well as California’s Unfair Competition Law.

“Sadly, Transamerica’s anti-consumer conduct continues unabated,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff’s insureds are now in their eighties and, due to age-related underwriting considerations, life insurance protection from other sources is either unavailable or prohibitively expensive. Therefore, Transamerica’s actions strip Plaintiff of any life insurance protection unless [the Trust] accedes to Transamerica’s improper demands.”
Lawsuit Claims Richardson ISD Trustees Violated Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA)
Brewer Storefront filed a lawsuit on July 6, 2018, in Texas state court on behalf of plaintiff David Tyson, Jr. against the Richardson Independent School District (RISD) and the seven members of the RISD Board of Trustees, alleging that they have continuously and systematically violated the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA). The fundamental tenet of TOMA is that, except for certain narrowly construed exceptions, all meetings of a governmental body must be open to the public. However, the complaint states that, instead of conducting all meetings in public, the Board members are “coordinating a backroom consensus” outside the view of the public.

The lawsuit states that, over the last seven years alone, the Board has voted unanimously on the overwhelming majority of more than 500 votes, and alleges that the votes were not preceded by any meaningful discussions or deliberations at the meetings at which the votes occurred. According to the complaint, plaintiff requests that all actions taken in violation of TOMA be declared void.

“Our client believes that Richardson ISD trustees are not being fully transparent about the operations of the school district,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer Storefront and lead counsel for plaintiff David Tyson. “Through its alleged violations of the Texas Open Meetings Act, the Board has deprived the citizens of Richardson of the right to know how the Board reaches its decisions – and denied them their lawful right to participate in the democratic process.”

An article in The Dallas Morning News, dated July 10, 2018, reports on the lawsuit and its significance to the local community. The Lake Highlands Advocate also reported on the filing.
Partner William Brewer Writes on Associate Compensation Practices in Law360
Partner William Brewer recently wrote an op-ed about legal industry compensation practices published by Law360. Titled “BigLaw’s Associate Salary Model is a Relic of a Bygone Era,” the commentary states that the traditional model of increasing associate salaries uniformly fails star associates, the firms they work for and, ultimately, the clients they serve.

“The BigLaw formula is broken – a relic of the out-of-touch apprenticeship model of a bygone era,” writes Brewer. “The reality is there should be a direct correlation between base compensation earned and the value an attorney provides to a firm and its clients.”

The article provides insights into the meritocracy system adopted by Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors – a model that rewards employees based on the value of their contributions. The article also discusses the firm’s multi-disciplinary practice, which employs professionals with backgrounds in business, investigations, computer science, and public relations.
Christella Xu
Brewer Attorneys & Counselors Names Christella Xu Executive Director
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors recently named Christella Xu as executive director of the firm. Ms. Xu was previously the firm’s chief of staff, overseeing personnel assignments and Human Resource functions for the firm’s New York and Dallas offices.

In her new role, Ms. Xu will have supervisory responsibility for various aspects of firm management, working closely with the partners and senior directors to implement and manage the firm’s administrative and operational procedures.
Commentary in WSJ Mentions Firm’s Case - June 7, 2018
A commentary published in The Wall Street Journal, “Andrew Cuomo’s Extralegal Coercion,” dated June 7, 2018, focuses, in part, on one of the firm’s current legal matters.

Authored by C. Boyden Gray, White House Counsel from 1989 – 1993, the commentary notes that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently advised New York financial institutions of “reputational risk” if they do business with the NRA, and the New York State Department of Financial Services later fined an insurance company and broker working with the NRA. The NRA filed a lawsuit against Governor Cuomo and the DFS in May, alleging they took such actions to suppress the speech of the NRA and Second Amendment supporters and retaliate against the NRA and others for their political advocacy.

Gray writes, “Politicians and bureaucrats have tremendous power, and the urge to abuse it is unavoidable…unless they check it – or the voters and the Constitution check it for them – freedom cannot survive.”
National Review Piece Expresses Support of Firm Lawsuit
A commentary written by R.J. Lehmann published in the National Review on June 4, 2018, titled “New York’s Assault on the NRA Sets a Dangerous Precedent” expresses support for a lawsuit filed by the firm. The firm is representing the National Rifle Association (NRA) in a lawsuit filed against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) and its Superintendent, Maria T. Vullo.

The suit alleges that the state violated the NRA’s First Amendment rights in connection with regulatory guidance issued to financial institutions urging them to not do business with the NRA. Lehmann writes that the DFS’ “behavior sets a dangerous precedent that should trouble citizens across the political spectrum.”

He adds: “Seeing regulators open this Pandora’s box should be deeply concerning to those on both the right and the left. One easily could imagine similar motivated prosecutions of financial-services firms that do business with Planned Parenthood, tobacco companies, tech firms, the solar industry, or even the political campaigns of rival parties. The precedent set by these blatantly political regulatory actions undermines not only the insurance market, but the rule of law.”
UNHCR Recognizes Brewer Foundation IPPF Competition and Student Semifinalists
The UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) reported on a donation the agency received from the 2016-17 semifinalists of the Brewer Foundation / New York University (NYU) International Public Policy Forum (IPPF). After debating the topic of refugee resettlement, the students from duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, donated their $1,500 in IPPF winnings to assist refugees.

The article, “With Heads and Hearts, Five Kentucky Teens Rally for Refugees,” discusses the students’ involvement in the competition and their backgrounds as first-generation Americans “with deep personal connections to global migration, refugee issues and generous communities that warmly welcome strangers.”

In a letter to the teens, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi praised their “spirit and goodwill." He also commended NYU and the Brewer Foundation for “fostering such a timely debate” and allowing students to “explore the refugee issue and other important topics with rigor and reflection.”
Significant Mobile Gaming Lawsuit Brought by App Developer Color Switch Proceeds
In an important development for Color Switch LLC and Color Switch Productions, Inc. (“Color Switch”), a federal judge in California granted a motion to allow Color Switch to serve a lawsuit against Fortafy Games DMCC (“Fortafy”) via email.

Color Switch attorneys Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors (“Brewer”) attempted multiple times to serve the lawsuit on Dubai-based Fortafy, but found the Fortafy company was not present at its listed address in the United Arab Emirates. Plaintiffs sought permission to serve Fortafy by alternative means, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer L. Thurston with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, granted the motion on May 21, deciding that service via email is “appropriate in this action.”

The lawsuit was filed on March 26, 2018. In granting the motion, the judge noted that, “…Fortafy has clearly indicated its preference to only communicate through email, and the co-founders of Fortafy have recently been in contact with Plaintiffs through several email addresses.” The judge added, “Thus, service at the addresses identified by Plaintiffs satisfies the due process requirement for the service method to apprise interested parties of the pendency of the action and afford them an opportunity to present their objections.”

Color Switch seeks a declaration that it is the rightful owner of the game it developed, and seeks damages for the infringement of its copyright and theft of its property rights from Fortafy.. Fortafy published the Color Switch game app but refused to return the game and related property when the parties’ agreement ended in December 2017, essentially holding the game “hostage” and preventing millions of users from accessing it. The Color Switch game was created by famed developer David Reichelt. The gaming app has been downloaded more than 200 million times.

Bill Brewer praised the court’s decision. “We appreciate the court’s interest in this issue, and look forward to pursuing this matter further,” Brewer said. “We believe this case underscores the rights and responsibilities of parties involved in the development, design and marketing of gaming applications.”
Wall Street Journal Opinion Piece Focuses on Lawsuit Filed by the Firm
The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece on May 15 by James Freeman, assistant editor of the WSJ editorial page, in support of a lawsuit filed by the firm. The piece, “The NRA vs. Authoritarianism,” explores an alleged effort by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to attack the First Amendment rights of the National Rifle Association (NRA) through “guidance” (to not do business with the NRA) provided to businesses that are regulated by DFS.

Mr. Freeman writes, “Read the lawsuit filed on Friday by the National Rifle Association against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his Department of Financial Services, and its Superintendent Maria Vullo. Also check out the governor’s April 19 press release on the topic. Then imagine that the target of Mr. Cuomo’s recent assault on political speech is anyone other than the gun-rights group.”

The Freeman opinion piece continues, “…it’s wrong to use powers intended to ensure the health of financial institutions to silence those with whom the governor disagrees on public policy. The main “reputational risk” here for financial companies is that they will serve clients who are unpopular in the governor’s office. If Mr. Cuomo can then freeze the otherwise law-abiding clients out of the financial system, he can put them out of business. That’s tyranny, and if the Cuomo precedent stands against the NRA, count on it being used against other controversial speakers in the future.”
Brewer Client NRA Sues New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Department of Financial Services Over Alleged Attack on First Amendment Rights
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors is representing The National Rifle Association of America (“NRA”) in a lawsuit against the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo alleging violations of the NRA’s First Amendment rights.

Filed on May 11, 2018, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, the lawsuit claims that Cuomo, Vullo, and DFS engaged in a “campaign of selective prosecution, backroom exhortations, and public threats” designed to coerce banks and insurance companies to withhold services from the NRA. The NRA argues that such tactics vastly overstep DFS’s regulatory mandate, and seek to suppress the speech of Second Amendment supporters and retaliate against the NRA and others for their political advocacy. The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars in damages to redress harms inflicted by the DFS campaign.

“Political differences aside, our client believes the tactics employed by these public officials are aimed to deprive the NRA of its First Amendment right to speak freely about gun-related issues and in defense of the Second Amendment,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and counsel to the NRA. “We believe these actions are outside the authority of DFS and fail to honor the principles which require public officials to protect the constitutional rights of all citizens.”

Reuters, Insurance Journal, and other media outlets reported on the lawsuit.
Kansas City Star Reports on Firm Client NRA
The Kansas City Star reported on Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors’ representation of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in a lawsuit against insurance broker Lockton Companies, alleging that Lockton breached its contract to administer the NRA Carry Guard insurance program for the association. The article titled “Months after getting out of NRA insurance business, headaches pile up for Lockton,” is dated May 7, 2018.

"The NRA believes that Lockton violated its fiduciary obligations – to the detriment of the organization, insurance program it was entrusted to run, and the policyholders who obtained protections by those insurance products," firm partner William A. Brewer III told the Star. "For almost 20 years, the NRA relied on Lockton as the subject-matter expert with respect to various insurance products that were offered to NRA members and other law-abiding gun owners."
Firm Client NRA Sues Insurance Broker
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors represents the National Rifle Association (NRA) in a lawsuit against insurance broker Lockton Companies, alleging that Lockton breached its contract with the NRA in connection with the NRA Carry Guard insurance program.

The Wall Street Journal first reported on the lawsuit in an article, “National Rifle Association Sues Its Insurance Broker,” dated May 4, 2018. The lawsuit against Lockton was filed in federal court on May 4 in northern Virginia. According to press reports, Lockton was fined $7 million by New York regulators and agreed to no longer provide various insurance programs in New York.

Bloomberg News also reported on the filing and quoted the complaint: “In the face of this politically motivated coercion, Lockton should have honored its fiduciary obligations and longstanding business relationship with the NRA and taken full responsibility for any compliance related concerns…Simply put, Lockton ceased to protect the NRA and its interests.”

Bloomberg quoted firm partner William A. Brewer III on the lawsuit.

“The NRA will take appropriate steps to make sure law-abiding gun owners in New York and across the country have access to the insurance coverage they need,” Brewer told Bloomberg News. “Such actions unduly burden the free market system and impact law-abiding members of the NRA.”
LEAF Academy Students Crowned Champion of International Public Policy Forum Debate Contest
A team of students from LEAF Academy of Bratislava, Slovakia, bested a field of high schools from around the globe on Saturday, April 21, winning the 17th Annual Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) debate competition and a $10,000 grand prize. The final debate was held at The Harold Pratt House in New York City.

The IPPF is the first and only competition that gives high school students the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.

The teams that competed at the IPPF Finals were the final “Elite Eight” teams to emerge from a field that began with 161 teams representing high schools in 17 countries and 30 U.S. states. The teams debated the IPPF topic: “Resolved: International climate accords for greenhouse gas emissions should adopt binding enforcement mechanisms.”

"These student debaters put in months of hard work to achieve the title of IPPF World Champion," said William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and founder of the IPPF. "They impressed the judges with their superior research, writing and advocacy skills.”

The runner-up team from William Mason High School of Mason, Ohio, receives a $3,500 prize.

For more information about the competition, go to www.ippfdebate.com
William A. Brewer III to Present at HAMA Spring Conference
Firm Partner William Brewer is scheduled to present at the HAMA (Hospitality Asset Managers Association) Spring 2018 conference, scheduled for April 12-13, 2018, in Leesburg, Virginia. Mr. Brewer will be a featured speaker on the topic of Franchise and Management Agreements – scheduled for 11:15 a.m. on Friday, April 13.

His topic will address the following issues: When the market shifts, there are winners and losers. It’s important to know how to realistically protect your investment. What are today’s issues at the negotiation table and how can owners leverage their negotiating power?

Please visit the conference website to register and learn more: http://www.hamagroup.org/. HAMA is considered the "pre-eminent organization of professionals responsible proactively increasing asset values on behalf of hotel owners worldwide."
Richardson ISD Slaps Back At Ex-Trustee Who Filed Voting Rights Suit, Says System Isn't Broken
The Dallas Morning News columnist James Ragland reported on March 12, 2018, "Richardson ISD, you’re on the wrong side of this lawsuit." The column explores a voting rights lawsuit filed recently by the Brewer Storefront against Richardson ISD. The column observes, "When the only minority trustee who has ever been elected tells you that the system is broken and that minority parents feel disengaged, and when the system isn't working out well for students of color, 'That should be reason enough to get to the table,' said firm partner William A. Brewer III."

Ragland interviewed Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD board member Candace Valenzuela, who became the first Latina and African-American female elected to that board following a previous Brewer Storefront lawsuit against that district that resulted in a successful settlement. Valenzuela commented, "People don't understand that voting is a feedback loop, meaning that if you're in a group that's been disproportionately underrepresented, it discourages participation... By facilitating for the community, you're going to get a lot more participation."

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/09/richardson-isd-slaps-back-ex-trustee-filed-voting-rights-lawsuit-says-system-isnt-broken
William Brewer to Speak at 2018 NYU Hospitality Conference
Firm partner William Brewer is scheduled to present at the 2018 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, scheduled for June 3 – 5, 2018, at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in New York City. Mr. Brewer will be a featured panelist on the topic, “Latest from the Front Line: Hot-Button Issues on Franchise and Management Agreements.” The panel discussion will explore the increasingly complex regulatory environment for franchises, and the increasingly competitive landscape for hotel managers. What are today’s big issues when everyone sits at the table to negotiate the contracts? Where can managers and franchisors flex, and how can owners better understand and leverage their negotiating power?

Please visit the conference website to register and learn more: http://www.sps.nyu.edu/academics/departments/tisch/conferences-events/ihii-conference.html
Storefront Lawsuit Claims Richardson ISD Electoral System Violates Voting Rights Act
Brewer Storefront filed suit in federal court on January 26, 2018, on behalf of plaintiff David Tyson, Jr. against the Richardson Independent School District (RISD), alleging that the school district’s election system violates the Voting Rights Act of 1965 because it denies fair representation to African Americans and other non-white voters. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, the lawsuit claims that the school district’s at-large voting system denies African American, Latino and Asian voters a fair opportunity to elect school board representatives of their choice. The Storefront is the community service legal affiliate of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors.

“Many in the community – our client included – believe that Richardson ISD is unfairly denying people of color an equal opportunity to participate in the electoral process,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer Storefront and lead counsel for plaintiffDavid Tyson. “Our hope is that the school board’s leadership will recognize its responsibility to embrace a more inclusive future – one that provides representation for this multiracial and ethnically diverse school district.”

KERA News reported on the lawsuit, and The Dallas Morning News also published a front page article about the case, and Fox 4 Dallas aired a TV report on the lawsuit.

Dallas Morning News Columnist James Ragland also wrote favorably about the case in a column titled, "It's time to change how Richardson ISD elects its trustees, and David Tyson is the man to do it."
Law360 Reports on Sanctions Against Transamerica
In an article dated January 10, 2018, Law360 reported that a California federal judge ordered Transamerica Life Insurance Company to pay nearly $200,000 in sanctions for obstructing the discovery process in a lawsuit brought by Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors on behalf of DCD Partners, LLC.

DCD Partners sued Transamerica in 2015 alleging that it increased life insurance premiums on a predominantly African-American church congregation in South Los Angeles. In September 2017, a jury awarded DCD Partners more than $5.6 million.

The sanctions relate to Transamerica’s conduct in responding to discovery requests in late 2016. “We appreciate the attention of the court to this matter,” William A. Brewer III told Law360. “Our clients believe this decision and monetary award validates what they have believed all along — that defendants sought to frustrate their pursuit of discovery in this important matter.”

Please see the article here (subscription required).
IPPF
Brewer Foundation Announces IPPF “Top 32” Teams
The Brewer Foundation and New York University are pleased to announce the results of the “Top 64” round of the 17th annual International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) - the only contest that gives high school students around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy. The “Top 32” teams represent schools in 17 U.S. states and 5 foreign countries, including Singapore, China, Taiwan, Kingdom of Bahrain and Slovakia. This year’s debate topic is, “Resolved: International climate accords for greenhouse gas emissions should adopt binding enforcement mechanisms.” The advancing 32 teams were announced on the IPPF website: https://www.ippfdebate.com.
Brewer Attorneys Author Article Published in Hotel Business Review (HBR)
Partner William A. Brewer III and Senior Associate Timothy H. Birnbaum authored an article titled, “Terminating the Hotel Management Agreement in the Mega-Merger Era,” published in the January 2018 issue of Hotel Business Review. Founded in 1996, Hotel Business Review is recognized as a leading industry new resource for owners, managers, investors and other industry principals. The article explores how hotel owners are impacted by the recent wave of large-scale mergers and acquisitions – and the “invisible hand” of brand management companies that often seek to protect their own interests.
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Names New Partner
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors Names New Partner
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors recently named Sarah B. Rogers partner. Ms. Rogers joined the firm’s New York office as a senior associate in May 2016.

She is active in many areas of the firm, mentoring colleagues and assisting with firm recruitment. Ms. Rogers also serves as a judge of the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF), a high school debate competition jointly sponsored by the Brewer Foundation and NYU. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at Latham & Watkins LLP and also previously worked in-house for Philip Morris International, managing litigation and regulatory issues.

Ms. Rogers received her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 2008 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Dartmouth College in 2005. At Columbia, she served as a staff editor of the Journal of Transnational Law and was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Law 360 Reports on Firm’s Trial Victory
Law 360 reported that Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, won a four-day jury trial in federal court in Los Angeles that resulted in a $5.6 million victory for its client, DCD Partners, LLC. As reported, on September 13, 2017 an eight-person jury in United States District Court, for the Central District of California awarded plaintiffs more than $5.6 million against Transamerica Life Insurance Company (“Transamerica”).

DCD Partners sued Transamerica in 2015, alleging Transamerica improperly increased life insurance premiums by 50 percent in 2013 on more than 2,000 insureds – predominantly African-Americans from South Los Angeles, who were parishioners of the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and other community churches. In 2004, the insureds became part of a charitable life insurance program which provided family members money for burial expenses, and funds for the community activities of the Personal Involvement Center, and other non-profit groups. The jury rendered a verdict for DCD Partners on its claims of breach of contract and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
The Wall Street Journal Reports on Firm Case in Los Angeles, CA
The Wall Street Journal reported on one of the firm’s current cases in Los Angeles, CA. The article, “Life Insurer Faces Off Against African-American Church in Battle Over Rates,” dated September 1, 2017, focuses on issues relating to a life insurance program that benefits members of the South Los Angeles community. As reported in the WSJ, the case “sheds light on the once-hot use of ‘investor-owned’ life insurance for nonprofit fundraising.”
Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Partner William Brewer in 2018 Edition
Firm Partner William Brewer was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation. Brewer was recognized in both New York and Dallas.

Recognition is based entirely on peer review and aims to recognize the opinion of top lawyers about the professional ability of their colleagues within the same geographic region and practice area. Brewer has been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007.
Dallas ISD and Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program Renew Partnership
The Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) and the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) announced a renewed long-term partnership in June 2017. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two groups ensures the continuation of the FLP for at least another five years.

Founded in 2001 by the Brewer Foundation, the FLP is an academic and leadership development program that benefits nearly 250 students, ages 10 – 18, from urban communities within Dallas ISD and more than 60 FLP alumni attending college.

"The FLP embraces the ideal that our city’s future is hugely impacted by opportunities offered to the students of Dallas ISD," said Michael Hinojosa, Dallas ISD superintendent. "This program proves that we can create opportunities for students to help ensure a bright future for each of them and for Dallas. Hopefully, this will inspire others to support our students in meaningful ways."
Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) Executive Director Selected for Leadership ISD Fellowship
Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) Executive Director Brittany Brady is the recipient of the Leadership ISD Dallas County Civic Voices Fellowship. As part of the fellowship Class of 2018, she will participate in a 10-month program geared toward providing civic leaders information and insights into public education. According to the program director, applicants demonstrated an “exceptional commitment to ensuring equitable access to a high quality public education for all students.”

Fellows will participate in monthly sessions that will include meeting with experts and reviewing best practices and research. Recipients will also interact with educators, parents and students and will explore issues of race, opportunity and equity in education. Fellows will gain insights by collaborating with a campus or district partner, conducting site visits to schools and attending school board meetings. The program aims to prepare fellows to advocate for public education by engaging with various stakeholders.
Partner William Brewer Writes about Litigation Finance in Crain’s New York Business
Partner William Brewer recently wrote an op-ed about litigation finance published in Crain’s New York Business. Titled “Great equalizer coming to New York law: Litigation finance is giving the little guy his day in court,” the piece posits that third-party financing has the potential to reconfigure the legal industry in New York City. He writes, “litigation finance enables smaller plaintiffs and boutique firms to surmount the obstacles put in their path by large corporations and defense counsel.” Brewer comments that such third-party financing can result in “pure, unaltered, merits-based litigation—the way it was always intended to be.” Brewer Consultant Matthew Harrison contributed to the piece, published in May 2017.
BTI Client Service All-Star
Partner William A. Brewer III Named 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star
Partner William Brewer has been named a 2017 BTI Client Service All-Star. The list recognizes only 319 attorneys who “stand out as absolutely the best at client service,” as defined solely by clients.

Attorneys must be nominated by corporate counsel, and no attorney or firm can self-nominate, self-refer, nor pay to be included. According to BTI, “these attorneys are proactive in building client relationships. They take, and make, the time to understand their clients in-depth – their business, their objectives, and their goals. This elite group enjoys a clear cut advantage over the competition.”
Future Leaders Program
Making the Grade: WFAA-TV Profiles Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) Student
TWFAA-TV in Dallas aired a report about Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) student Jonathan Murillo and his path to college and acceptance to Yale University. Jonathan has been a part of the FLP since he was in the 5th grade and will be the first person in his family to ever attend college. The FLP provides academic resources and leadership training to deserving students from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD).
The New York Times Reports on Brewer Storefront Client Jim’s Shoe Repair
The New York Times reported on Brewer Storefront client Jim’s Shoe Repair, a treasured New York City business. Faced with losing its shop in Midtown to accommodate the expansion of Duane Reade, located next door, Jim’s engaged Managing Partner William Brewer, a longtime customer, and the Brewer Storefront to engineer an advocacy campaign to help save the business. The legal strategy, grassroots petition drive, PR campaign, and social media effort generated a wave of public support – allowing the business to successfully challenge eviction and secure a new lease agreement for the location it has called home for almost 70 years.
U.S. News-Best Lawyers Names Firm to 2017 “Best Law Firms” List
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors was named to the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” list. The firm was recognized in the commercial litigation practice area in New York City and Dallas. The firm earned a “Tier 1” designation in commercial litigation for the metropolitan Dallas area.

According to the publications, achieving a tiered ranking “signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.” To be eligible to be ranked, a firm must have an attorney listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), which represents the top 4 percent of attorneys in the United States. Managing Partner William Brewer was selected for inclusion in the publication.
D CEO Profiles Managing Partner William Brewer in “My Office” Feature
D CEO magazine profiled Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and Managing Partner William A. Brewer III in its October 2016 issue. The “My Office” profile takes readers inside the offices of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, located on the top two floors (59 and 60) of Comerica Bank Tower in downtown Dallas.
Attorney Beth Landes Named Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
Brewer Associate Attorney Beth Landes was named to the Super Lawyers 2016 New York Metro “Rising Stars” list. Only 2.5% of attorneys in the New York Metro area receive this distinction. She was recognized as a top-rated general litigation attorney in New York City. She was also previously honored as a Rising Star in 2014.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Firm Named to Vault “Top 150 Under 150” and “2017 Best Law Firms in Texas” Lists
Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors was named to Vault’s “Top 150 Under 150” list of leading midsize law firms. The ranking recognizes the top 150 law firms in the U.S. with fewer than 150 attorneys.

According to Vault, the firms on the list are “known for providing top-notch service and delivering big results.” Vault developed the list of highly sought-after law firms after reviewing Vault survey data, news stories and legal publications.

The firm was also named to Vault’s “2017 Best Law Firms in Texas” list. The firm is described by Vault as “the type of high-powered, bet-the-bank commercial litigation firm you would see on prime time.” Vault is known for its influential rankings across many industries and professions.
Dallas 500
D CEO Magazine Names Managing Partner William Brewer to “The Dallas 500” 2016 List
The editors of D CEO Magazine named Managing Partner William Brewer to “The Dallas 500” for 2016. The Dallas 500 is a special publication recognizing the 500 most powerful business leaders in North Texas in 60 different categories.

Brewer was one of only six attorneys recognized in the “Law: Business and Commercial Litigation” category.

Those featured in the exclusive listing were selected by D CEO based on more than one year of research that included a review of corporate rankings, input from industry experts and analysts, and a final analysis by the publication’s editors.
LinkedIn
Managing Partner William Brewer Writes About the Value of Debate
Managing Partner William Brewer recently wrote a commentary on LinkedIn about the International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) competition, which he founded in 2001. The IPPF is the only high school debate competition that gives students from around the world the opportunity to engage in written and oral debates on issues of public policy.
Best Lawyers
Consulting Director Susan Dillon Shares Knowledge on Document and Data Retention
Consulting Director Susan Dillon wrote an article for The Bottomline, The Journal of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). The article was titled “Making Information Governance a Priority: The importance of a document and data retention policy in the electronic world.” The article appeared in the Fall 2015 issue.

Dillon wrote that a solid retention policy provides “a clear road map for data retrieval.” She added that, “When data can be retrieved easily, searching and data reconciliation time and the associated expense are minimized.”
Future Leaders Program
NPEA Recognizes Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP)
The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) profiled the Brewer Foundation Future Leaders Program (FLP) in its September 2016 “Member Spotlight.”

The NPEA interviewed FLP Director of Academics and Accountability Brittany Brady about the history of the program and its impact on students from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD). Founded in 2001, the FLP services DISD students in grades 5-12, and “seeks to develop their leadership and academic skills, as well as guide them through the college admissions process.”

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The firm’s commitment to client advocacy is equaled only by its commitment to the community.

Storefront

Founded in 1995, the Brewer Storefront seeks to make the firm’s brand of advocacy available to those without the resources to access a high caliber of legal representation.

The Storefront is particularly active on individual matters that can be used to establish legal precedent and make a long-term, positive impact on the community at large.

As an example, the Storefront’s representation on issues relating to illegal “immigration ordinances” and other unlawful measures has captured the attention of legal scholars, public policy advocates, and elected officials working to ensure that the Latino population is treated with justice, fairness, and equality.

Our firm has long believed that each of its professionals should have the opportunity to make a contribution to the community through pro bono legal service. On average, the firm’s professionals donate 200 hours per year to the Storefront.

The Storefront has earned several community service awards, including recognition at the Dallas Bar Association’s Annual Pro Bono Awards Celebration. The Storefront has earned the “President’s Award” from the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, and has been featured in the national publication of the Pro Bono Institute in Washington, D.C.,What's New in Law Firm Pro Bono.

On June 1, 2015, the Storefront was the subject of a profile story in Texas Lawyer that chronicled the successful eight-year campaign of the Storefront to challenge the unconstitutional immigration ordinances proposed in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Foundation

The Brewer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation, funded annually by the support of the Brewer Storefront, PLLC; the generosity of the law firm; and donor contributions.

In order to accomplish its goals, the Foundation supports a broad range of initiatives while maintaining a special emphasis on developing, overseeing, and fundraising for a growing array of educational programs. Among these are the Future Leaders Program, and the Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum.

During its history, the Foundation has also contributed more than $20 million to the community, by providing annual support to more than 60 charities working in areas as diverse as medicine, the arts, and human rights.

Guiding the Foundation’s commitment have been its partnerships with distinguished community leaders. The Foundation collaborates with leaders in education, law, business, and philanthropy in order to grow and support its mission. This support – and the spirit of community partnership it fosters – enables the Foundation to bring immediate benefits to the community, while building programs that will generate long-term, positive change.

Members of the community are invited to support the Brewer Foundation – investing in our educational programs and the students they serve. To make a donation to the Future Leaders Program, please click here. To make a donation to the International Public Policy Forum, please click here.


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