Brandon p. rainey
Phone: (925) 210-2802
Fax: (925) 945-1975
Mr. Rainey is a trial and appellate lawyer who handles high-stakes business disputes for institutional clients in the financial, technological, manufacturing and risk industries. He has managed all aspects of complex commercial litigation, from pre-lawsuit investigations and risk management strategies through 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 earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, his law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Journal of Legislation, and practiced at several international law firms prior to joining Glynn, Finley, Mortl, Hanlon & Friedenberg.
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. / 9th Circuit). Prevailed on summary judgment regarding a carrier's obligation to pay an insured's stipulated judgment; successfully represented carrier in federal appeal.
HCT Group Holding Ltd. v. Garcia, Rainey, Blank & Bowerbank LLP (Los Angeles Superior Court). Represented major cosmetics industry manufacturer in billing dispute against former counsel. Case settled favorably.
Maynard, et al. v. Sant Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District ("BART") (Alameda County Superior Court / California Court of Appeal). Obtained summary judgment against two of three plaintiffs. Matter is ongoing and pending plaintiffs' appeal.
* Denotes matter handled prior to joining Glynn & Finley.
Areas of Practice:
Complex Commercial Litigation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
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
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
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Member of the Board of Directors of the California Young Lawyers Association; Chair of the Governance Committee (2018, 2019)
Baker McKenzie LLP, Senior Associate
Hogan Lovells US LLP, Senior Associate
Gordon & Rees LLP (n/k/a Gordon, Rees, Scully & Mansukhani LLP), Associate