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Brian H. Newman Member

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Brian H. Newman is a member of the Firm's national Consumer Financial Services practice. His experience includes handling complex litigation for financial institutions and companies in the apparel industry, with particular knowledge relating to the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act. In addition, he also has experience in the area of intellectual property litigation, including cases involving the alleged infringement of copyright and trademark rights. Mr. Newman also serves as the Firm’s Assistant General Counsel.

Mr. Newman is an accomplished appellate lawyer, having argued multiple times in the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit. His appellate victories include a recent published decision in the case of OC Interior Services, LLC v. Nationstar Mortgage LLC. [Opinion]

Mr. Newman is a regular speaker on legal issues relating to the financial services industry, and is the legal correspondent on Archinect Sessions, a weekly podcast for architects, engineers, and other design professionals.

While in law school, Mr. Newman participated in the Moot Court Honors Program.

Experience

  • Served as lead counsel in a trial against a publicly-traded software company. Mr. Newman's client, the plaintiff, was awarded 100% of the damages it sought, and the defendant was ordered to pay plaintiff's attorneys' fees.
  • Served as lead counsel for the defendants in a $10 million real estate dispute between several members of a limited liability company. Mr. Newman's clients were awarded summary judgment on all claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of his client, a nationally chartered bank, which was being sued in federal court in connection with its response to a turnover order from the Franchise Tax Board.
  • Served as lead counsel in a trial between two former partners in a medical practice. Mr. Newman's client, the plaintiff, was awarded 100% of the damages he sought, and the defendant was ordered to pay plaintiff's attorneys' fees.
  • Represented a mortgage lender in connection with a national multi-district litigation involving multiple class actions and more than 1,000 individual plaintiffs.

Memberships & Involvement

  • California Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals (ACA International), Members' Attorney Program