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Brandon p. rainey

Associate


Phone: (925) 210-2802

Fax: (925) 945-1975

Email: BRainey@GlynnFinley.com

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Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rainey practiced with some of the largest and most well-respected firms in the world, where he managed high-stakes business disputes for institutional clients in the financial, technological and risk industries. At Glynn & Finley, Mr. Rainey continues to resolve complex commercial matters for sophisticated clients from pre-lawsuit investigations and risk management strategies through all aspects of litigation, including trials and appeals in state and federal courts across the country. He has been repeatedly selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (awarded to the top 2.5% of young attorneys in California), served on the Board of Directors of the California Young Lawyers Association and holds a number of other professional leadership positions. Mr. Rainey also maintains an active pro bono practice and recently prevailed on an application for Governor Newsom to commute a 50-years-to-life prison sentence. Mr. Rainey earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Journal of Legislation.


Representative Cases:

  • Logtale, Ltd. v. IKOR, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. N.D. Cal. / 9th Circuit): Represented a foreign investor in a product development dispute with biopharmaceutical developer. A jury found in favor of the client on all claims and awarded punitive damages; the district court also awarded the client its fees and costs. On appeal following the district court’s reduction of portions of the jury’s award, the Ninth Circuit reinstated all of the compensatory and punitive damages and affirmed the award of fees and costs.*
  • Hulavision, Inc. v. NBC Universal, Inc. and Hulu, LLC (JAMS Arbitration): Represented a foreign software developer in arbitration involving breach of contract (non-disclosure agreement), misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition and unjust enrichment claims relating to the development of the Hulu video platform. Case resolved confidentially.*
  • New York Marine v. John Thomas Financial, Inc. / Tuls v. New York Marine (Supreme Court of the State of New York): Obtained a default judgment against investment brokerage regarding misrepresentations in and omissions from its application for professional liability insurance, and then used that default judgment as part of New York Marine’s defense against individual investors’ claims for indemnity under N.Y. Ins. Code section 3420. New York Marine prevailed on summary judgment with respect to the individual investors’ claims.*
  • Aydt, et al. v. Evergrande Health Industry Group, Ltd., et al. (HKIAC and Los Angeles Superior Court): Advised multi-billion dollar foreign stakeholder in international arbitration and California state court litigation regarding its investment in a start-up luxury electric vehicle company. Cases settled favorably.*
  • Lennar Mare Island, LLC v. Steadfast Insurance Co. (U.S.D.C. E.D. Cal.): Represented one of the parties alleged to be financially responsible for the post-BRAC remediation and commercial/residential redevelopment of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard.*
  • Sigma Financial Corp. v. Gotham Insurance Company, et al. (U.S.D.C. C.D. Cal.): Represented a professional liability carrier against breach of contract and bad faith claims alleged by a financial services company seeking indemnity for FINRA judgments arising out of “alternative investment” losses. The claims against the client were dismissed with prejudice after summary judgment briefing, and the client did not pay anything.*
  • New York Marine v. Junkermier, Clark, Campanella, Stevens, P.C. (U.S.D.C. D. Mont., Montana Superior Court, Montana Supreme Court, 9th Circuit): Represented a professional liability insurance carrier with respect to a dispute with a policyholder that, while being defended, stipulated to a $10 million adverse judgment without the carrier’s approval or consent. Matter is ongoing.*
  • Zenefits Regulatory Matters: Represented a cloud-based SaaS “unicorn” in nationwide regulatory and licensing compliance actions.*
  • Kelly v. Pure Encapsulations, Inc., et al. (U.S.D.C. C.D. Cal.): Represented a diet supplement manufacturer in putative class action brought by a consumer. Case settled favorably.*
  • Altamirano v. Matsu, LLC and Lexington Asset Management, Inc. (U.S.D.C. C.D. Cal.): Represented a foreign property owner and real estate management company in mass tort litigation. Case settled favorably.*
  • CalPortland Antitrust Training: Presented regular antitrust law training seminars to sales staff and executives of a large building materials company.*
  • ProSight – Syndicate 1110 at Lloyd’s v. American Builders and Developers, Inc. (U.S.D.C. D. Ariz.): Representing wrap insurance carrier with respect to a stipulated judgment, covenant not to execute and assignment of rights. Matter is ongoing.

* Denotes matter handled prior to joining Glynn & Finley.


Areas of Practice:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


Bar Admissions:

  • California, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Admitted pro hac vice in various federal district courts across the country


Education:

  • J.D. – University of Notre Dame Law School, 2010
    • Executive Editor of the Journal of Legislation
  • B.A. – University of California, Los Angeles, 2007


Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of California
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the California Young Lawyers Association; Chair of the Governance Committee (2018, 2019)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017, 2018, 2019)


Past Employment:

  • Baker McKenzie LLP, Senior Associate
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP, Senior Associate
  • Gordon & Rees LLP (n/k/a Gordon, Rees, Scully & Mansukhani LLP), Associate