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Brian Priestley is an associate based in Los Angeles and is a member of King & Spalding’s Tort and Environmental Litigation Practice Group.  He represents Fortune 100 and other large companies in a wide range of complex litigation matters, including pharmaceutical and other products liability, professional negligence, toxic tort, and commercial cases.  Mr. Priestley has experience in many aspects of litigation, including initial case analysis and assessment, developing case strategy, drafting responsive pleadings, preparing and responding to written discovery, taking and defending depositions, and drafting dispositive pre-trial and trial motions.

 

Mr. Priestley earned his Juris Doctor degree from the UCLA School of Law in 2014 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Menlo College in 2010, where he graduated magna cum laude.  While in law school, Mr. Priestley served as Chief Submissions Editor for the Entertainment Law Review.

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Credentials

J.D., UCLA School of Law

B.S. Business Administration, Menlo College, magna cum laude

California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Matters

Member of the King & Spalding team that is conducting an internal investigation of and defending a sports car manufacturer from allegations that it knowingly installed undisclosed auxiliary emission control devices in some of their vehicles. Mr. Priestley is involved in many aspects of this internal investigation, including extensive analysis of key employee interviews, assisting the team analyze and prepare responses to requests for information from various entities—including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, New York and other Attorneys General, and consumer action plaintiffs—and working closely with senior team members to prepare a defense.

Member of a defense team representing AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in coordinated California state court product liability cases related to treatment with Crestor®.

Member of defense team representing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in litigation in state and federal courts related to treatment with Onglyza®, a type 2 diabetes therapy.

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Member of the King & Spalding team that is conducting an internal investigation of and defending a sports car manufacturer from allegations that it knowingly installed undisclosed auxiliary emission control devices in some of their vehicles. Mr. Priestley is involved in many aspects of this internal investigation, including extensive analysis of key employee interviews, assisting the team analyze and prepare responses to requests for information from various entities—including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, New York and other Attorneys General, and consumer action plaintiffs—and working closely with senior team members to prepare a defense.

Member of a defense team representing AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in coordinated California state court product liability cases related to treatment with Crestor®.

Member of defense team representing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in litigation in state and federal courts related to treatment with Onglyza®, a type 2 diabetes therapy.

Represents American Cyanamid Company, Cytec Engineered Materials Inc., and Cytec Industries, Inc. in matters involving personal injury claims as a result of exposure to various toxins.

Represents a major wireless provider in a case brought under the California False Claims Act.

Represents a major consumer health products company in matters involving personal injury claims as a result of alleged use of personal care products.

Represents a process design engineering firm against allegations of professional negligence.

Represents Chevron and Texaco in cases alleging that entered into a joint venture or were the alter egos of a corporation that operated the refinery located in Abadan, Iran.

Represented a Virginia financial consulting company against unfounded claims that it participated in a fraudulent investment offering.

Matters

Member of the King & Spalding team that is conducting an internal investigation of and defending a sports car manufacturer from allegations that it knowingly installed undisclosed auxiliary emission control devices in some of their vehicles. Mr. Priestley is involved in many aspects of this internal investigation, including extensive analysis of key employee interviews, assisting the team analyze and prepare responses to requests for information from various entities—including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, New York and other Attorneys General, and consumer action plaintiffs—and working closely with senior team members to prepare a defense.

Member of a defense team representing AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in coordinated California state court product liability cases related to treatment with Crestor®.

Member of defense team representing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in litigation in state and federal courts related to treatment with Onglyza®, a type 2 diabetes therapy.

See more
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Close

Matters

Member of the King & Spalding team that is conducting an internal investigation of and defending a sports car manufacturer from allegations that it knowingly installed undisclosed auxiliary emission control devices in some of their vehicles. Mr. Priestley is involved in many aspects of this internal investigation, including extensive analysis of key employee interviews, assisting the team analyze and prepare responses to requests for information from various entities—including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, New York and other Attorneys General, and consumer action plaintiffs—and working closely with senior team members to prepare a defense.

Member of a defense team representing AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in coordinated California state court product liability cases related to treatment with Crestor®.

Member of defense team representing Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP in litigation in state and federal courts related to treatment with Onglyza®, a type 2 diabetes therapy.

Represents American Cyanamid Company, Cytec Engineered Materials Inc., and Cytec Industries, Inc. in matters involving personal injury claims as a result of exposure to various toxins.

Represents a major wireless provider in a case brought under the California False Claims Act.

Represents a major consumer health products company in matters involving personal injury claims as a result of alleged use of personal care products.

Represents a process design engineering firm against allegations of professional negligence.

Represents Chevron and Texaco in cases alleging that entered into a joint venture or were the alter egos of a corporation that operated the refinery located in Abadan, Iran.

Represented a Virginia financial consulting company against unfounded claims that it participated in a fraudulent investment offering.

Credentials

J.D., UCLA School of Law

B.S. Business Administration, Menlo College, magna cum laude

California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California