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Brianna L. Abrams

Counsel

As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Brianna Abrams represents clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation and corporate investigations. She counsels clients at all stages of litigation on business matters, including contract disputes, unfair competition matters and partnership disputes. Brianna also has successfully represented clients in a number of government actions related to fraud, accounting improprieties, false claims and antitrust violations. Brianna has successfully argued and written briefs before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining Bingham, Brianna worked for White & Case in Washington, D.C., where she represented clients in complex, multiparty civil actions in state and federal court relating to unfair competition investigations brought by U.S. and international regulatory agencies. During law school, Brianna worked as a law clerk at the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, in the Division of Marketing Practices.

Brianna has represented pro bono clients in various matters regarding asylum law and international human rights law. She is also active in Bingham’s Southern California Women’s Mentoring program and Santa Monica Community Service Committee.

Experience

  • Represent leading producer of audio products in multi-million dollar intellectual property and royalty and licensing dispute
  • On behalf of owner and founder of renewable energy start-up, obtained demurrer with prejudice against claims of ownership interest in the venture and successive companies
  • Represented the Fiesta Bowl and its related nonprofit foundations in federal, state and local investigations into alleged violations of tax and election laws
  • Second-chair in arbitration securing award for breach of contract counterclaim and successfully defended against all claims brought by claimant
  • Represent numerous individuals in investigations of offshore bank accounts and related financial transactions
  • Represented a large oil and natural gas exploration and production company in pre-trial litigation dealing with fraud, breach of fiduciary duty arising out of corporate reorganization and environmental tort liabilities
  • Represented an estate in a False Claims Act action brought by the United States seeking more than $500 million in damages
  • Represented Stolt-Nielsen SA in antitrust class actions in federal and state courts, including before the Multidistrict Litigation Panel (MDL)
  • Obtained dismissal of a shipping competitor’s predatory pricing case in In re Parcel Tanker Shipping Servs. Antitrust Litig., 541 F. Supp 2d 487 (D. Conn. 2008), one of the first cases to dismiss predatory pricing claims under the U.S. Supreme Court’s then-recent Tombly and Weyerhaeuser precedents
  • Represented manufacturer of SRAM in In re Static Random Access Memory (SRAM) Antitrust Litigation
  • Provided preliminary antitrust advice related to potential merger with major competitor in food service distribution industry
  • Provided Hart-Scott Rodino antitrust pre-merger notification advice to international product tanker company assessing a potential acquisition of competitor

Publications

Memberships

  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Bar Association Foundation
  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • 2010 ADL Glass Leadership Institute Participant

Awards & Honors

  • Note and Comment Editor, American University International Law Review (2004–2005)
  • Former Judicial Extern, Hon. Terry J. Hatter, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • The White & Case 2007 Pro Bono Award

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