BraunHagey & Borden LLP is a boutique firm that protects businesses, investors and entrepreneurs in high-stakes legal disputes in California, New York and around the country. We regularly defend clients in complex class actions, trade secrets, antitrust, intellectual property, unfair competition, employment, M&A, founders’ disputes, investment litigation and contested bankruptcy matters.
Since our founding in 2009, we have secured ground-breaking judgments and settlements exceeding several billion dollars, including a highly publicized Top-100 national trial judgment. Our cases and results are regularly featured in industry press. We are one of the only litigation firms to have successfully dismissed and resolved over 40 class actions without a single class ever certified against a firm client.
Our attorneys are seasoned litigators based in California and New York who graduated from top law schools and clerked for respected federal and state judges. Approximately one third of our active cases are venued in New York or Delaware. We relish litigating difficult, hard-to-win cases and have secured numerous victories against many of the so-called AmLaw "Top 25" law firms.
As part of our mission, we actively pursue pro bono and impact litigation where we can make a significant positive difference in the world. We have represented leading environmental and civil rights organizations across a wide array of issues. Our class-wide injunction on behalf of abused nursing home residents was featured in a TV news documentary that won an Emmy Award in 2015.
We are experienced commercial trial lawyers who have litigated the full range of disputes for businesses domestically and internationally. Our clients include publicly traded companies, tech startups, private equity funds, hedge funds, small businesses, entrepreneurs, executives and non-profits. Major cases we have resolved include disputes involving:
- Class Action Defense
- Trade Secret Misappropriation
- IP Rights
- M &A Litigation
- Patent Litigation
- Trademark Litigation
- Investor Disputes
- Founder Disputes
- Federal Regulatory Investigations
- Bankruptcy Creditor Litigation
- Mass Torts
- Judgment Enforcement
- Qui Tam Litigation
- CA Prop 65
- Contract Disputes
- Insurance Coverage
- Unfair Competition
- Professional Liability
We also regularly advise investors and entrepreneurs in connection with pre-acquisition and sale legal risk.
We serve as legal advisers to consumer product and technology companies in all stages of development, and have helped clients achieve some of the most profitable exits in their industries. Our focus is on providing sage legal advice to protect owners and investors. We do so by working with our clients to “roadmap” each’s unique path to success and working to identify and address any legal risks well ahead of time. We also represent private equity and venture capital firms that invest in emerging and middle market companies. The services we offer include:
- Intellectual Property Protection
- Domestic and International Trademark Prosecution
- Policing Strategies
- Regulatory Compliance
- Labeling and Marketing Review
- Food Safety
- Proposition 65
- Corporate Transactions
- Formation and Governance
- Supply and Sale Chain Advice and Documentation
- Pre-Exit and Acquisition Due Diligence
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Adjaye and Associates
AIG Capital Partners, LLC
Ameriquest Mortgage Co.
ChoicePoint Inc. / LexisNexis
City and County of San Francisco
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
Farmers Insurance Exchange
Judicial Council of California
Mighty Leaf Tea Natural Balance
Pet Foods, Inc.
Paron Capital Management, LLC
Regents of the University of California
Republic of Turkey Banking and Regulatory Authority
Robert’s American Gourmet Food, LLC / Pirate Brands LLC
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co.
Terraphase Engineering Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Snack Factory, LLC
Upper Deck Trading Co.
USI Holdings Corp.
VMG Partners LLC
Women Model Management, Inc.
York Capital Management