Lawyers

Oakland
1111 Broadway
Suite 1700
Oakland, CA 94607


Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., honors, Political Science, University of California, Davis

Honors

AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Super Lawyers® distinction in Personal Injury Defense: Products; Business Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005-2017)

Who’s Who Legal California: Product Liability Defense Lawyers, “…chairs the firm’s drug and medical device group.  Considered a leading figure, both in litigation and regulatory matters... ”

2010 Irish Legal 100

Who's Who in the World, America and American Law (2009-2012)

Who's Who among Executives and Professionals (2010)

Brian Mooney is a senior partner at Gordon & Rees with extensive experience in complex civil litigation and sophisticated commercial transactions.  His clients are both start-up and established companies in a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, CMBS special servicers, chemicals, banking and financial industries, real estate, food and beverage, electronics, information technology, retail and healthcare.  Mr. Mooney’s practice focuses on product liability, complex commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, class actions, contracts, unfair business practices, and bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights.

Mr. Mooney is the Chair of the national Drug and Medical Device Practice at Gordon & Rees and regularly serves as national product liability defense counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in both single action and mass tort litigation.  In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and coordinating national litigation strategies as well as the defense of the individual actions, including trial.  Mr. Mooney has also served as lead California, West Coast and national mediation and settlement counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device clients with cases pending throughout the U.S.  Recent experience includes briefing and arguing the important issue of federal preemption in numerous states, including successful recent arguments as an issue of first impression in the State of Kansas at the trial court level, the appellate court level, and before the Kansas Supreme Court.  Mr. Mooney also provides pre-litigation counseling in the areas of regulatory review and compliance, pre-clinical and clinical product testing, adverse event reporting and marketing issues.

Mr. Mooney’s commercial transactions and business litigation clients include both privately-held businesses and publicly-traded national and global corporations.  His commercial transactions and business litigation practice emphasizes the negotiation, preparation and resolution of disputes involving a broad range of business-to-business transactions, including contracts to provide goods or services, purchases and sales of assets, finance and lending agreements, and real estate transactions. He also has extensive experience in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, restructuring, workouts and related litigation, particularly with regard to assisting master servicers and financial institutions holding and/or servicing foreclosed collateralized loan portfolios. Mr. Mooney has also handled litigation involving unfair competition, fraudulent and deceptive trade practices, false advertising, intellectual property, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements by former business owners, employees and partners.

Admissions

California
U.S. District Courts, California (Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern)
United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 

Memberships

American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
Defense Research Institute, Commercial Litigation Committee
American Chemical Society 

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Contact

(510) 463-8517

bmooney@grsm.com


Offices

Oakland

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., honors, Political Science, University of California, Davis

Honors

AV® Preeminent™,
Martindale-Hubbell

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Super Lawyers® distinction in Personal Injury Defense: Products; Business Litigation; Class Action/Mass Torts; Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2005-2017)

Who’s Who Legal California: Product Liability Defense Lawyers, “…chairs the firm’s drug and medical device group.  Considered a leading figure, both in litigation and regulatory matters... ”

2010 Irish Legal 100

Who's Who in the World, America and American Law (2009-2012)

Who's Who among Executives and Professionals (2010)

Brian J. Mooney

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Biography

Brian Mooney is a senior partner at Gordon & Rees with extensive experience in complex civil litigation and sophisticated commercial transactions.  His clients are both start-up and established companies in a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, CMBS special servicers, chemicals, banking and financial industries, real estate, food and beverage, electronics, information technology, retail and healthcare.  Mr. Mooney’s practice focuses on product liability, complex commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, class actions, contracts, unfair business practices, and bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors' rights.

Mr. Mooney is the Chair of the national Drug and Medical Device Practice at Gordon & Rees and regularly serves as national product liability defense counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device companies in both single action and mass tort litigation.  In this capacity, he is responsible for developing and coordinating national litigation strategies as well as the defense of the individual actions, including trial.  Mr. Mooney has also served as lead California, West Coast and national mediation and settlement counsel for pharmaceutical and medical device clients with cases pending throughout the U.S.  Recent experience includes briefing and arguing the important issue of federal preemption in numerous states, including successful recent arguments as an issue of first impression in the State of Kansas at the trial court level, the appellate court level, and before the Kansas Supreme Court.  Mr. Mooney also provides pre-litigation counseling in the areas of regulatory review and compliance, pre-clinical and clinical product testing, adverse event reporting and marketing issues.

Mr. Mooney’s commercial transactions and business litigation clients include both privately-held businesses and publicly-traded national and global corporations.  His commercial transactions and business litigation practice emphasizes the negotiation, preparation and resolution of disputes involving a broad range of business-to-business transactions, including contracts to provide goods or services, purchases and sales of assets, finance and lending agreements, and real estate transactions. He also has extensive experience in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, restructuring, workouts and related litigation, particularly with regard to assisting master servicers and financial institutions holding and/or servicing foreclosed collateralized loan portfolios. Mr. Mooney has also handled litigation involving unfair competition, fraudulent and deceptive trade practices, false advertising, intellectual property, breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, and non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements by former business owners, employees and partners.

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Admissions

California
U.S. District Courts, California (Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern)
United States Supreme Court
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 

Memberships

American Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
Defense Research Institute, Commercial Litigation Committee
American Chemical Society 

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