Brian is an experienced and respected class action and complex business trial lawyer. Brian has lectured on class actions before various organizations, including the California State Bar, and on Mass Actions in London. He was designated as a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2010 through 2021, and has successfully concluded settlements in excess of $250 million in just the last two years.
In the past 35 years of participating in complex cases, Brian has been involved in numerous notable cases, including the MGM Grand Hotel fire litigation, the Crandall gem case, the San Juan Dupont Plaza Hotel fire litigation in Puerto Rico, litigation arising out of the Iran-Contra scandal, antitrust cases involving Facebook and Google, and numerous other national class actions. Since 2000, Brian has acted as lead counsel in several class action cases obtaining settlements in excess of $500 million.
Brian is a former President of the Malibu Boys and Girls Club. A noted adventurer, the King of Nepal awarded Brian an anniversary medal for his 2009 summit of Mount Everest. Brian is one of the select few to have summited the highest peaks of all seven continents.