Brian Pandya

Partner, Duane Morris LLP

Brian Pandya is Partner at Duane Morris LLP and former DOJ official who represents technology, life sciences, and manufacturing companies facing high-stakes litigations and government investigations. As a member of the firm’s Trial Practice Group, Brian’s practice focuses on patent, antitrust, licensing, trade secret, white-collar and complex commercial disputes. His combination of government and private practice experience uniquely positions him to address issues at the intersections of antitrust, data privacy and intellectual property laws.

Before joining the firm, Brian served at the United States Department of Justice as Deputy Associate Attorney General, where he oversaw the Antitrust Division and Civil Division and led initiatives related to privacy/cybersecurity, emerging technologies, digital trade, corporate compliance, and national security. He oversaw and managed major litigations, civil and criminal investigations and settlements collectively worth billions of dollars. Many matters involved coordination with multiple DOJ components, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and other federal agencies. He also led DOJ engagement with state Attorneys General on various issues.

Before his DOJ appointment, Brian was a partner at a prominent Washington, D.C. law firm. Notable cases as lead counsel included representing Ireland’s largest software company in a bet-the-company lawsuit filed by its largest competitor, defending a well-known Dutch GPS company’s crown jewel mapping and routing products against a $60 million willful infringement claim, and representing a leading pharmaceutical company in an eight-patent dispute related to the synthesis of anti-retroviral drugs. Brian also served for nearly five years as outside IP counsel to a major manufacturing trade association.

Brian began his legal career clerking for Judge Leonard Davis on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He is a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) and a two-time recipient of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Pro Bono Advocacy Award, and served as volunteer federal public defender in the Eastern District of Virginia.