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Brett Reynolds
Brett Reynolds
Washington +1 202 662 5335 Download V-card

Brett Reynolds practices in the areas of white collar criminal defense and high-stakes commercial civil litigation.  His experience includes all stages of civil litigation, including initial pleadings, written discovery, fact and expert depositions, dispositive motions, and trial.  In criminal matters, Mr. Reynolds has broad experience managing internal investigations and presentations to government agencies, as well as with post-indictment litigation, including dispositive motions, trial, and appeals.

Mr. Reynolds also maintains an active pro bono practice, and has served as vice chair of the firm’s summer associate program.

  • Briefed, argued, and won Merck & Company, Inc.’s opposition to a preliminary injunction in PETA v. Merck, No. 12-cv-356 (E.D. Va. 2012), securities litigation concerning Merck’s shareholder meeting and proxy materials.  The court ruled from the bench in Merck’s favor, and the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case the day after argument.  Also represented Merck in PETA v. Merck, No. 11-cv-765 (D.D.C. 2011), resulting in victory at summary judgment.
  • Representation of individual and corporate clients in investigations relating to, among other things, industrial accidents, customs compliance, employee malfeasance, fraud, and financial crimes.
  • Represented a leading financial institution in a multi-agency investigation into commodities trading.
  • Represented the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500 company in its internal investigation of alleged misconduct, resulting in a major reorganization of the client’s corporate structure.
  • Represented a foreign citizen indicted in the United States on various fraud charges, including dispositive motions practice in a federal district court and successful mandamus petitions in a federal court of appeals, resulting in the government’s voluntary dismissal of the indictment.
  • Represented one of the world's largest utility companies in litigation against its insurers concerning claims for third-party property damage, including three separate jury trials.
  • Representation of energy industry clients in administrative litigation concerning federal agency rules, including practice in both the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Pro Bono

  • Represented the plaintiff in Wone v. Price, et al., No. 08315-08 (D.C. Superior Court), a civil wrongful death lawsuit arising out of the murder of Washington lawyer Robert Wone, resulting in a favorable settlement shortly before trial.
  • Regularly represents indigent criminal defendants in state and federal courts, including a recent two-week jury trial in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Section of Litigation
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar "Rising Star" (2016)