As a member of the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Brandan represents clients in the defense and prosecution of cases involving product liability, transportation matters, complex commercial litigation, construction law, insurance law and personal injury. He has focused extensively on product liability cases involving fires and explosions as well as on toxic tort matters.
Likewise, Brandan works with clients to guide them in all aspects of product safety to include investigations; product recalls and other corrective actions; product warnings, warranties and instructions; product testing; and product warning analysis. He advises clients regarding reporting requirements to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Brandan’s practice often addresses state, federal and international product safety regulations, as well as industry and consensus standards, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Brandan served as outside general counsel to the largest non-emergency medical transportation provider in the country. In this capacity, he drafted and negotiated transportation contracts involving private and public services. He also managed, investigated and resolved claims. He has extensive litigation experience with transportation related matters including catastrophic incidents.
As a U.S. Army Transportation Officer for eight years, Brandan was responsible for more than 100 vehicles to include planning and overseeing preventative maintenance, driver training, dispatch, HAZMAT issues and risk management. He was licensed to operate numerous heavy vehicles, including semi-trucks. Brandan’s experience in the Army also includes organizing and leading domestic and international convoy operations and coordinating and leading transportation operations involving contract transportation service providers. He is the recipient of the U.S. Army Commendation Medal for leading convoy operations during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Brandan’s noteworthy accomplishments include:
Throughout the United States and Canada, Brandan has been involved in litigation in federal and state courts and arbitration proceedings, representing large corporations, insurance companies, privately held companies and individuals. As part of his product safety practice, Brandan has worked with clients in the research and development stages of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas products to counsel them on risk management and compliance issues. His specialty chemicals industry experience involves defending clients in toxic tort matters that include claims of exposure to various chemicals. Further, he has represented clients in construction disputes and in lien matters and also has handled litigation involving insurance coverage disputes and has offered coverage opinions to his clients.