Brandon’s practice includes all aspects of business advisement, complex commercial litigation, and arbitration in federal and state courts, including contract disputes, business torts, corporate litigation, shareholder disputes, intellectual property litigation and commercial arbitration. Brandon has substantial experience representing companies, including community and mid-size banks and their holding companies. Brandon serves as outside General Counsel for a number of client institutions and businesses, where he manages a wide variety of legal matters, such as audits, regulatory examinations, and other industry-specific matters. Brandon also provides strategy and advice on an as-needed basis for executives, boards of directors, start-up businesses, and other clients. Brandon routinely represents banks and their holding companies in many different matters, including claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices, breach of fiduciary duty, lender liability, loan servicing, loan workouts, board and shareholder issues, breach of contract, loan origination, and predatory lending.
Brandon has extensive litigation experience representing clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. He represents companies and individuals in complex commercial litigation, class actions, contract matters, employment matters and matters involving a variety of technologies, (trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, antitrust violations and E-commerce). In addition, Brandon’s practice includes providing strategic advice and risk management to companies in a wide variety of legal matters.
Brandon frequently represents employers and employees, including executives, in a variety of labor law matters, including cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, wage and hour disputes, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), employment contract and severance disputes, retaliation, and regulatory violations.
In 2013, Brandon was appointed to the North Carolina Banking Commission by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. The State Banking Commission supervises, directs and reviews the activities of the Commissioner of Banks. The Office of the Commissioner of Banks, together with the North Carolina Banking Commission, regulates North Carolina’s State-chartered commercial banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, and trust companies, as well as various financial institutions operating in North Carolina, including check-cashers, consumer finance companies, mortgage lenders and brokers, money transmitters, and refund anticipation lenders.
Brandon has received an AV® Peer Review Rating (preeminent) from the Martindale Hubbell International Law Directory. The AV® Peer Review Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. This rating is the result of a peer review system based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and members of the judiciary.
From 2010-2014, Brandon was named to North Carolina “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” for Business Litigation and Employment/Labor. He was most recently named to the 2015 North Carolina “Super Lawyer” list. This list is compiled and published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers magazines. Selections are based on peer nominations and recognize lawyers under the age of 40 who have attained the highest degree of professional achievement. Fewer than 2.5% of lawyers are recognized with this honor. In 2011, Brandon was given the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award by the Triangle Business Journal. In addition, Brandon was selected as a 2012 Leader in the Law by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and was included in the Legal Elite, 2012, by Business North Carolina Magazine.
Prior to joining Triangle Criminal Defense Group, Brandon was in-house with the Fortune 500 Company, Gateway, Inc., in San Diego, California, where he provided strategic business advice and managed various complex commercial litigation matters. He later joined a large national law firm where he continued to handle cases involving complex commercial and business litigation.