Brian is a Litigation and Labor and Employment Law attorney experienced in bringing to verdict business and employment lawsuits. He is known as an aggressive litigator with a focus on commercial cases, including among others, commercial lease, business contract and tort and banking disputes. Brian was one of the principal attorneys who successfully defended two Upstate New York municipalities in Indian land claim and related litigation in the matter of Cayuga Indian Nation of New York v. Pataki. Having well over a decade of experience in Native American Law, he advises clients on the complexities of business and municipal relationships with tribal entities.
In the employment law field, Brian regularly counsels employers on a host of employment related issues, including compliance with various federal, state and local laws focused on discrimination and wage and hour requirements. He has lectured on these topics and other employment laws in various forums. Not limited to counseling employers, Brian often defends their interests against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wage and hour violations in cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York State Department of Labor and in federal and state courts. He is also well versed in the means available to employers to protect their proprietary business information. Brian has litigated numerous cases enforcing restrictive covenants and addressing the theft of corporate trade secrets.