Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) welcomes Jonathan Brennan to the Firm’s New York City office as a Shareholder in the Securities Litigation Practice Group. Brennan is a veteran litigator with more than two decades of industry experience as in-house counsel to one of the country’s largest financial institutions.
“Jon’s experience complements our team’s deep bench of financial services litigators,” said Peter Fruin, chair of the Securities Litigation Practice Group. “We are confident that our clients will benefit from Jon’s industry insights and approach to litigation both in the New York market and across our national footprint.”
Brennan has extensive experience in wealth management and securities litigation, as well as complex commercial litigation. He joins Maynard Cooper following 13 years at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, serving most recently as a managing director and associate general counsel responsible for wealth management litigation.
“Throughout my time in the industry, I worked closely with Maynard Cooper attorneys in numerous high-profile matters. I found Maynard Cooper litigators to be exceptional attorneys and truly leaders in the space,” said Brennan. “I look forward to working alongside the Securities Litigation team as we tackle many of the leading cases in the financial industry.”
Throughout his career, Brennan has supervised thousands of customer arbitrations and managed high-profile class actions, individual state and federal civil litigations, and FINRA arbitrations.
He focuses his representation on retail broker-dealers with an emphasis on FINRA arbitrations, civil litigation, and pre-litigation dispute resolution. Brennan also has experience handling or managing fiduciary and private banking litigation, capital markets matters, and ERISA class actions.
Maynard Cooper’s Securities Litigation Practice Group acts as a full-service partner to its broad client base, including Fortune 500 companies, broker-dealers, national insurance carriers, and financial services providers. The seasoned, trial-trained attorneys continually react to the challenges posed by an evolving regulatory landscape by reducing risk and responding to market interests.