With a focus on financial institutions, Brian A. Herman counsels clients in civil and class action litigation in US state and federal court, and in arbitrations. He represents banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, investment advisers, public companies, and other complex businesses. Brian also advises clients facing examinations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), self-regulatory organizations, state regulators, and other regulatory agencies. Clients also turn to Brian for guidance with internal examinations and enhancing their business practices.
Brian’s practice spans litigation matters involving contract disputes, lending practices, mergers and acquisitions, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), loan servicing and foreclosure practices, investment funds, Ponzi schemes, and consumer protection.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Brian served as a law clerk to Judge Ruth Abrams of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Securities Regulation, US News/Best Lawyers – Best Law Firms (2019)
Ranked, Litigation: General Commercial, New York, Chambers USA (2022)
Recommended, Dispute resolution: M&A litigation: defense, The Legal 500 US (2020–2022)
Recognized, Securities Litigation, New York Super Lawyers (2018–2021)
Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers (2011–2013)
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Staff Member, Journal of International Economic Law