Brian has over 25 years of experience representing Fortune 500 and smaller companies in matters covering the entire spectrum of tort and contract litigation, including complex products liability, toxic tort, aviation, negligence, breach of contract and warranty, civil rights, class actions, federal preemption and violations of various international, national and state statutes. Brian has extensive experience handling all phases of litigation in various State and Federal courts from pre-suit through trial and appeal as well as negotiating settlements and alternative dispute resolution.
Brian successfully argued to a New York appellate court that client manufacturer's compliance with federal labeling standards for hearing protectors barred state-law failure to warn claims. He also defeated a class certification motion by thousands of airline passengers for flights cancelled due to a worker strike. Brian successfully argued federal law preempted all product liability claims relating to a respirator manufactured by client.
Prior to joining Darger Errante Yavitz and Blau LLP, Brian was a partner at a New York City law firm and subsequently the founder and principal of a solo law office.
- 2013 - Darger Errante Yavitz & Blau, LLP (Counsel)
- 2011 - Sexton Law Firm (Principal)
- 1993 - Quirk and Bakalor, P.C. (Partner)
- J.D., Albany Law School
- B.A., LeMoyne College
- New York
- US District Court, Southern District of New York
- US District Court, Eastern District of New York