Brendan Radke is a senior associate in Goodwin’s Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice. His practice includes complex commercial, securities, and intellectual property litigation for a broad array of Goodwin’s clients across a number of industries; defense of individuals and businesses facing regulatory scrutiny from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Department of Justice (DOJ); and representation of startups in the blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cannabis industries. Mr. Radke’s practice also includes class action litigation, internal investigations, and appellate work.





Mr. Radke’s recent experience includes:

  • Successful defense of a financial analyst in a criminal trial for alleged acts of insider trading and fraud that resulted in an acquittal on all 30 counts of the indictment.
  • Defense of a fashion business and its executives facing fraud and breach of contract claims by a founder and former CEO.
  • Defense of a medical device company facing claims of trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement.
  • Internal investigations of allegations of accounting, securities, and employment law violations.
  • Defense of companies and executives facing claims of trade secret misappropriation by departing executives.
  • Representing companies in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, food & beverage, and marketing technology, responding to FINRA subpoenas. 

His recent digital currency and blockchain technology experience includes:

  • Representing companies in connection with token sales and related matters, including consultation regarding potential litigation and government scrutiny.
  • Representing a financial services company seeking a no-action letter from the SEC for the issuance of a token in compliance with the securities laws and regulation.
  • Representing a cryptocurrency exchange responding to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) subpoena for the financial information of its users.

His recent representations in the cannabis industry include:

  • Successful dismissal of multiple class action litigations against a cannabis device producer wrongfully named as a co-defendant to a producer of nicotine products.

Mr. Radke also has an extensive pro bono practice, which includes:

  • Representation of a class of students with reading disorders suing a California public school district for violation of federal and state disability and education laws.
  • Representation of a federal criminal defendant in connection with a plea and sentencing.
  • Work on behalf of the California Innocence Project.
Professional Activities

Mr. Radke is a member of the American Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Radke was an associate with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in San Francisco. Following law school in 2010, Mr. Radke was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Seattle.


Mr. Radke was the Managing Editor of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal.


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J.D., 2010
University of Virginia School of Law
B.A., English/Philosophy, 2004
College of the Holy Cross





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