Brandon Riley


Brandon Riley


Brandon Riley regularly represents corporate, nonprofit, municipal, and institutional clients in federal and state courts, as well as private domestic and international arbitration. Brandon focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and resolving sophisticated business disputes, and has experience litigating securities and derivative suits, insurance coverage and ERISA matters, civil rights claims, and securities industry regulatory enforcement and internal investigations.

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Representative Matters

  • secured complete victory on preliminary objections on behalf of large design, engineering, construction and mechanical services company, defeating direct and derivative claims of aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty arising from a shareholder dispute in the wake of the client's terminated asset purchase agreement with the target company
  • obtained favorable settlement on behalf of majority shareholders in an expedited dispute in the Delaware Chancery Court, involving a minority investor exercising "drag along" rights under the company's operating agreement to force a sale of the company to a third party
  • contributed to numerous federal amicus briefs on the scope and applicability of the First Amendment to regulation of religious institutions, including at the certiorari and merits stages in the Supreme Court of the United States
  • representing more than 100 mutual funds and institutional investors with more than $2 billion in trading losses as plaintiffs in securities fraud opt-out actions against Petrobras arising from the Brazilian oil industry giant’s long-running bribery and kickback scheme and overstatement of assets
  • successfully represented a global aerospace manufacturer in a multimillion dollar international arbitration, defeating all disputed claims and prevailing on counterclaims for substantial monetary damages
  • obtained settlement for major mutual funds provider in reclamation action, recovering the entire amount in dispute, and securing release of multimillion dollar counterclaim
  • represented financial institution in responding to SEC relating to its investigation of alleged misrepresentations to customers
  • primary drafter of several successful summary judgment motions on behalf of national flood insurance carriers litigating disputes arising under the Standard Flood Insurance Policy
  • obtained favorable settlement for mutual fund provider following FINRA internal investigation, where the regulator threatened a severe fine for a failure to update its supervisory procedures
  • assisted with obtaining a preliminary injunction on behalf of a major health insurance provider against a hospital seeking to terminate its provider agreement and balance bill the provider’s insureds
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Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • J.D., cum laude, Rutgers University School of Law - Camden
  • B.S., with distinction, Iowa State University

  • Associate Board, City Year Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Stradley Ronon Technology Committee

  • Spanish


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