Brian P.  Brosnahan

Brian P. Brosnahan represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation, primarily in the areas of antitrust, unfair business practices, and insurance recovery. He has experience handling litigation and counseling engagements for clients in numerous fields, including the credit and debit card industries, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, printers/imagers, digital television, hydrogen fuel cells, agricultural products, and the gasoline and convenience retail industries. He represents policyholders in disputes concerning insurance coverage and unfair business practices.

Brian provides advice and litigation representation to companies facing extremely serious or “crisis” litigation threats, such as antitrust investigations by federal authorities and antitrust or unfair business practices class actions, including his representation of Visa in tying and monopolization litigation involving debit and credit cards, and his representation of Providian Financial Corporation in various federal and state unfair business practices class actions. Brian also represents clients facing severe tort exposures, where his experience in managing litigation and pursuing insurance carriers has proven invaluable in protecting his clients.

Brian clerked for the Honorable Eugene F. Lynch, United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He has been featured in the Daily Journal’s Top Defense Verdicts of 2011 for his representation of the Franciscan Friars. He has consistently been named a Northern California Super Lawyer as well as among The Best Lawyers in America. Brian is the former co-chair of the Financial Markets and Institutions Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust.

Brian regularly writes about antitrust, including being a contributing editor to "Antitrust Counterattack in Intellectual Property Litigation Handbook," (2nd Ed.), published by the ABA Antitrust Section, and "California Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law," (4th Ed.), published by the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Brian is a member of the San Francisco Superior Court's ADR Committee's Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel, and a board member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco.