Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, announced that partner Brian M. Feldman, a litigator and the leader of the firm’s Government and Internal Investigations practice group, was selected by the New York Law Journal as a recipient of the Rising Stars award for 2018. Feldman was among fewer than thirty recipients and is the only winner selected who is based outside of New York City.
The New York Law Journal’s Rising Stars award “recognizes the region’s most promising lawyers who are no older than 40” by the date of submission. It is a competitive category judged by an outside panel of experts. The experts identified “lawyers who have wielded influence in their practice areas in New York and beyond.” Feldman will be featured in the upcoming New York Law Journal Professional Excellence magazine and recognized at the New York Legal Awards in October.
Feldman launched Harter Secrest & Emery’s Government and Internal Investigations practice group in 2013. He represents clients in criminal, civil fraud, and regulatory investigations, and he conducts internal investigations to guide organizations through crisis situations. His experience includes investigations in health care, education, and other regulated areas, and litigation under the False Claims Act and similar fraud statutes. Feldman’s clients range from individuals and not-for-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
In addition to his investigations work, Feldman regularly represents individuals and companies in high-stakes federal litigation. He served as trial counsel in the closely-watched antitrust class action against Uber’s CEO, Meyer v. Kalanick. And his appellate work includes precedent-setting pro bono matters, such as Troma Entertainment Inc. v. Centennial Pictures Inc., 729 F.3d 215 (2d Cir. 2013), and Williams v. Priatno, 829 F.3d 118 (2d Cir. 2016).
Prior to joining Harter Secrest & Emery, Feldman served as an Assistant United States Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, where he was a founding member of the Civil Frauds Unit. His development of the first mortgage-origination fraud case against a major financial institution, United States v. Deutsche Bank AG, resulted in a quarter-billion-dollar settlement, which blazed the path for the government’s recovery of billions of dollars in the similar cases that followed.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia School of Law, and a former clerk for the Honorable Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Feldman is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by Super Lawyers for inclusion in the Upstate New York Rising Stars list each year since 2013.