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Brian Shaffer

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Brian Shaffer

Lecturer-in-Law

Brian has tried to verdict jury, bench, and arbitration cases involving breach of contract, fraud, civil conspiracy, Lanham Act, product liability, and other claims in a number of different jurisdictions, and handled post-trial proceedings and appeals in state and federal courts around the country. He has a strong track record of success in these matters, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. On the plaintiff side, Brian has secured seven- and eight-figure verdicts and other important relief; on the defense side, he has successfully defeated and resolved nationwide class actions and other “bet the company” litigation through vigorous defense efforts and creative approaches to settlement.
Brian has an active and wide-ranging practice, including consumer protection claims brought by state Attorneys General and private plaintiffs, and litigation of cutting-edge matters involving complex healthcare arrangements and pharmaceutical development, promotion, and distribution. He also handles large construction disputes, RICO and Lanham Act claims, and contractual disputes of all kinds.  Brian is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Task Force, and has recently assisted clients in a number of industries with respect to issues related to the pandemic.
Courts regularly cite significant decisions Brian has earned for his clients. In one case where Brian served as lead counsel for a major pharmaceutical company in litigation involving the 340B drug discount program, his client earned a unanimous US Supreme Court decision. In another, he secured the dismissal of a nationwide RICO class action. Several years ago, he prevailed in the Third Circuit – after winning at trial – in a precedential ruling addressing the proper test for trademark ownership in a Lanham Act dispute between a manufacturer and its distributor.