Brian Burgess is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and Appellate Litigation Practice. His work focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation in federal courts, and he has experience in a wide range of areas including antitrust law, administrative law (with a particular focus on pharmaceutical litigation), constitutional law, intellectual property and financial services litigation. He joined Goodwin in 2013.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Burgess served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He previously worked in the Department of Justice as a special assistant to the Solicitor General. In that capacity, Mr. Burgess successfully briefed and argued a criminal appeal before the Seventh Circuit.

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  • Co-authored brief and served as second-chair in Supreme Court litigation concerning the test for whether an artistic design feature can qualify for a copyright. Mr. Burgess represented the copyright owner, which designed original artwork appearing on clothing. The Supreme Court held by a vote of 6-2 that the designs were copyright-eligible. Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., 137 S. Ct. 1002 (2017).
  • Representing a leading test-preparation company in litigation in the Southern District of New York in defense against Sherman Act and RICO claims brought by a competitor. Authored briefing in support of motion to dismiss, which is currently pending.
  • Co-authored briefs in the Second Circuit on behalf of a major banking client in a putative class-action alleging violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act based on the rates charged for lender-placed insurance. Successfully obtained interlocutory review and reversal of adverse judgment resulting in an order to dismiss all claims. Rothstein v. Balboa Insurance Company, 794 F.3d 256 (2d Cir. 2015).
  • Defending a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer in putative class actions challenging patent litigation settlements on antitrust grounds, initiated after the Supreme Court’s decision in FTC v. Actavis, 133 S. Ct. 2223 (2013). Co-authored motions to dismiss briefs in complex multidistrict litigation resulting in dismissal of several claims and complete dismissal of claims against the parent corporation.
  • Co-authored briefs on behalf of a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer and several other intervenors in a suit against FDA seeking to stop the launch of generic versions of the drug Abilify.® Successfully opposed a preliminary injunction and then obtained summary judgment.
  • Presented oral argument and successfully persuaded the Fourth Circuit to vacate in a pro bono matter challenging a county’s anti-panhandling ordinance as inconsistent with the First Amendment. Reynolds v. Middleton, 779 F.3d 222 (4th Cir. 2015).
  • Co-authored several briefs in opposition to petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court, including a brief in a First Amendment challenge to a transit authority’s advertising policy, a brief concerning the rules for claim construction in patent litigation, and a brief in a Sixth Amendment sentencing case in opposition to the Michigan Attorney General.
  • Co-authored several amicus briefs concerning antitrust issues in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Education

J.D., 2009
New York University
(summa cum laude)
A.B., 2005
Dartmouth College
(summa cum laude)

Clerkships

2012-2013 U.S. Supreme Court, Honorable Sonia M. Sotomayor
2010-2011 U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Honorable David S. Tatel
2009-2010 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Honorable Guido Calabresi

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court of Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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