Brian Devine’s practice focuses on securities litigation, government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex business litigation. He represents public and private companies, officers, directors, and other entities and individuals across a broad range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, technology, private equity, government contracting, and entertainment.
Brian’s experience includes representing issuers, underwriters, and executives in class actions and individual investor actions alleging violations of the federal and state securities laws. He also advises clients in corporate governance disputes, shareholder derivative suits, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and books and records demands.
Brian defends clients in civil and criminal investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, and other government regulators. These matters have included criminal prosecutions, enforcement actions, and civil suits by federal agencies. He also leads internal corporate investigations into a wide variety of legal and compliance issues, helping clients to gather facts, assess legal risk, and implement remediation measures.
Brian has extensive experience in complex business litigation, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair business practices, fraudulent transfer, tortious interference, and employee non-compete and non-disclosure agreements. He also has handled intellectual property disputes over trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks, as well as licensing and assignment issues.