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Brian Donovan has extensive experience litigating and resolving complex commercial disputes, focusing on a range of practice areas including financial services, life insurance, antitrust, securities, commodities, consumer protection law, RICO, labor and employment, and defamation.  His work features an emphasis on the representation of financial institutions and insurance companies in class actions and MDL proceedings.

Credentials

J.D., Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.S., Cornell University

New York

Law Clerk, Hon. Frank P. Geraci, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York

Matters

Representing HSBC in multidistrict class actions in federal court involving claims brought under the Sherman Act and Commodities Exchange Act for alleged manipulation of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium;

Representing HSBC in litigation involving its residential lending and loan servicing business;

Represented John Hancock in class actions in state and federal courts involving claims for breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection law relating to cost of insurance (“COI”) rates;

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Representing HSBC in multidistrict class actions in federal court involving claims brought under the Sherman Act and Commodities Exchange Act for alleged manipulation of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium;

Representing HSBC in litigation involving its residential lending and loan servicing business;

Represented John Hancock in class actions in state and federal courts involving claims for breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection law relating to cost of insurance (“COI”) rates;

Represented a major real estate company in labor and employment disputes;

Represented a major financial technology firm in a defamation dispute;

Represented an alcohol wholesaler defending against bootlegging allegations and RICO claims.

Matters

Representing HSBC in multidistrict class actions in federal court involving claims brought under the Sherman Act and Commodities Exchange Act for alleged manipulation of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium;

Representing HSBC in litigation involving its residential lending and loan servicing business;

Represented John Hancock in class actions in state and federal courts involving claims for breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection law relating to cost of insurance (“COI”) rates;

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Matters

Representing HSBC in multidistrict class actions in federal court involving claims brought under the Sherman Act and Commodities Exchange Act for alleged manipulation of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium;

Representing HSBC in litigation involving its residential lending and loan servicing business;

Represented John Hancock in class actions in state and federal courts involving claims for breach of contract and violations of state consumer protection law relating to cost of insurance (“COI”) rates;

Represented a major real estate company in labor and employment disputes;

Represented a major financial technology firm in a defamation dispute;

Represented an alcohol wholesaler defending against bootlegging allegations and RICO claims.

Credentials

J.D., Cornell Law School, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.S., Cornell University

New York

Law Clerk, Hon. Frank P. Geraci, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York