Brian H. Pandya

Partner

  • Brian H. Pandya
  • Phone: +1 202 776 7807

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    901 New York Avenue N.W., Suite 700 East
    Washington, DC 20001-4795
    USA

Brian H. Pandya is a first-chair trial and appellate lawyer who represents technology, manufacturing, and healthcare companies in high-stakes intellectual property, competition, and white-collar disputes.  He has significant experience advising clients on data privacy and cybersecurity matters, as well as artificial intelligence and emerging technologies issues.

Brian has served as lead trial counsel, and obtained successful client outcomes, in a range of complex matters, including patent infringement suits, antitrust claims, challenges to agency actions under the Administrative Procedure Act, False Claims Act investigations, and commercial arbitrations.  His clients range from some of the largest companies in the world to start-up, growth-stage, and/or international companies facing litigation for the first time.  Brian is also an experienced appellate advocate and strategist, with arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, First, Eighth and Ninth Circuits and authoring numerous certiorari petitions and amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining Duane Morris, Brian served at the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Associate Attorney General, where he oversaw investigations and litigations undertaken by the Antitrust Division and Civil Division and worked on a variety of national security matters.    

Brian clerked 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), a two-time recipient of the Federal Circuit Bar Association’s Pro Bono Advocacy Award for work on behalf of military veterans, served as volunteer federal public defender in the Eastern District of Virginia, and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, National Law Journal and industry publications on legal and business trends.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • IP Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • White-Collar Criminal Defense, Corporate Investigations, and Regulatory Compliance
  • National Security/CFIUS
  • Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Representative Matters

  • Representing major telecommunications providers in patent infringement lawsuits in federal courts in Texas, Delaware, and Illinois related to various technologies including Wi-Fi calling, Wireless Emergency Alerts, and SMS/MMS messaging.

  • Representing a global transportation solutions company in a multi-patent lawsuit in Massachusetts related to telematics hardware and software.

  • Representing various rural and specialty hospitals and clinical laboratories to recover unpaid laboratory and surgery claims and defend breach and fraud claims related to alleged pass-through billing and kickback schemes.

  • Representing healthcare providers and suppliers in both private SIU/SID investigations and DOJ and OIG investigations, including alleged AKS and Stark Law violations.

  • Advising defense contractors, financial institutions, and universities in a range of cybersecurity matters, including breach preparation and responses, regulatory compliance, and qui tam suits under the Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative.

  • Representing a Canadian biosciences company in an arbitration to enforce option agreements while defending parallel RICO claims in federal court.

  • Leading regulatory due diligence on numerous technology and healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions, and advising on HSR and CFIUS filings.

  • Defeating a preliminary injunction seeking to enforce a non-compete agreement against a transportation industry executive.

  • Secured the dismissal of Sherman Act Section 1 group boycott claims filed by racehorse owners against several prominent racetracks.

  • Securing a preliminary injunction in an Administrative Procedure Act (APA) lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia requiring the USPTO to reinstate an artificial intelligence startup’s domestic and international patent applications that the Patent Office arbitrarily and capriciously deemed terminated.

  • Representing Ocean Casino Resort in connection with various competition/antitrust issues related to the Caesars/William Hill merger, including modifications to agreements related to retail and online sports wagering operations.

  • Lead trial counsel for Ireland’s largest software company in a multipatent bet-the-company lawsuit in the Eastern District of Virginia.

  • Defending a $60 million willful infringement claim brought against a publicly traded Dutch company. Non-infringement judgment fully affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

  • Representing a leading pharmaceutical company in a Hatch-Waxman Act dispute in the District of Delaware related to the synthesis of anti-retroviral (ARV) medications and intermediates.

  • Obtaining in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims a stipulated judgment for the Army’s infringement of patents related to laser weapon systems. Case profiled by the National Law Journal as among the “largest infringement award[s]” of the year.

  • Counseling telecommunications and consumer products companies on FRAND/SEP licensing, indemnification, copyright, and opensource licensing issues and strategies.

  • Arbitrating and mediating disputes over breaches of software and patent licenses, non-disclosure and joint development agreements, and indemnification obligations.

  • Lead counsel for an industry-leading consumer electronics manufacturer in numerous lawsuits related to GPS devices, navigation and mapping technology, and cameras. Extensive experience coordinating crossborder litigation strategies and discovery with UK and EU counsel. Obtained favorable judgments and settlements from federal courts in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, Virginia, Illinois, and Texas.

  • Authoring and filing amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals, including briefs discussing fee-shifting, jurisdiction and venue, and reverse payment settlements. Representative cases include TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods, Highmark v. Allcare, and In re Wellbutrin XL Antitrust Litigation.

  • Representing businesses and websites in trademark, ACPA, and CFAA disputes, including successfully obtaining multiple judgments in the Eastern District of Virginia ordering the return of domain names to their lawful owners.

  • Representing the largest manufacturing association in the United States in a NAFTA Chapter 11 arbitration before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) concerning the fair and equitable treatment of manufacturers’ investments in intellectual property.

  • Drafting and filing petitions for Inter Partes Review (IPR), Covered Business Method (CBM) Review, and ex parte reexamination, including authoring the first ever CBM petition filed at the PTAB by a financial institution.

  • Representing leading fabless semiconductor companies in multiple matters, including investigations by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC).

  • Representing an industry leading satellite broadcaster in royalty-rate setting proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).

  • Advising manufacturers, particularly in the oil-and-gas, automotive components, and material handling sectors, on non-infringing designs for new and existing products.

  • Analyzing clients’ patent portfolios to develop offensive and defensive patent licensing and monetization strategies.

  • Representing banks and fintech companies in patent infringement lawsuits involving online banking, mobile banking apps, and remote deposit capture technologies.

  • Counseling a regulated public utility on data rights and data retention issues.

  • Prosecuting multiple patent applications and conducting IP due diligence for a large medical device company, and developing IP training and best practices modules for a leading government contractor.

  • Extensive pro bono practice, including serving as a volunteer federal public defender in the Eastern District of Virginia, representing disabled military veterans, and assisting Libyan graduate students seeking political asylum from the Gadhafi regime.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2004
    - Articles Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2021-present
  • U.S. Department of Justice
    - Deputy Associate Attorney General, 2019-2021
  • Wiley Rein LLP
    - Partner, 2013-2019
    - Associate, 2005-2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Leonard Davis, 2004-2005

Professional Activities

  • Virginia State Bar
    - International Practice Section, Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association
    - Section of Intellectual Property Law
    - Chair of PTAB Subcommittee, 2017-2018
    - Chair of Section 101 Subcommittee, 2008-2012
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
    - Bench & Bar Committee, 2014-15
    - Recipient of Pro Bono Advocacy Award, 2011, 2012
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
    - Bench & Bar Committee, 2011-2018
  • Legal Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
     - Fellow, 2016

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, "White Collar Update - The Latest in Antitrust, Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Fraud," Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, October 26, 2023
  • Panelist, “AI Compliance and Legal Issues,” Credit Union National Association, October 11, 2023
  • Co-presenter, "Significant Antitrust Developments: New Premerger Notification Requirements and Merger Guidelines," National Association of Manufacturers, August 3, 2023
  • Speaker, "Pen Testing: Ethical Hackers or Risky Business?"  CUNA Cybersecurity Conference, New Orleans, June 7, 2023
  • Co-presenter, "What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking," Energy and Environmental Industries General Counsel Boot Camp, Webinar, May 19, 2023
  • Facilitator, "Current Updates in Cybersecurity," Duane Morris Banking and Finance General Counsel Roundtable, November 17, 2022
  • Speaker, "Regulatory/Sanctions and Cryptocurrency Litigation," Duane Morris Fintech General Counsel Roundtable, Webinar, December 2, 2022
  • Speaker, "Current Issues Around FRAND and SEPs," University of Texas School of Law Advanced Patent Law Institute, October 20, 2022
  • Panelist, "View from the Front Lines: Practitioner Panel," CUNA Cybersecurity Conference with NASCUS, June 20, 2022
  • Speaker, "Trust, but Verify – Cybersecurity Threats and the Severe Consequences of “Authorized” Wires under the UCC," Association of Corporate Counsel, June 16, 2022
  • Speaker, "Four Years Later, Did the “New Madison Approach” to IP and Antitrust Promote Innovation?" Regulatory Transparency Project Webinar, April 26, 2022
  • Speaker, "NAM Antitrust Webinar," National Association of Manufacturers Webinar, April 20, 2022
  • Speaker, "Public Bids in the U.S. An Opportunity for Colombian Companies," Webinar, February 17, 2022
  • Speaker, "Legal and Law Enforcement Perspectives on Cybersecurity," CUNA Cybersecurity eSchool with NASCUS, November 15, 2021
  • Presenter, "Privacy Issues in Cross-Border Litigation," Duane Morris Data Privacy and Security Landscape: Legal Developments in the United States and Beyond Webinar Series, June 30, 2021
  • Speaker, "When National Security, Law, and Tech Collide The Latest from Washington D.C.," The Federalist Society Indianapolis Lawyers Division Chapter, Indianapolis, June 25, 2021
  • Presenter, "Cannabis 403: Big Money Meets Big Government: Greenlighting Mergers as State and Federal Regulators Step Up Scrutiny," Duane Morris Cannabis Webinar Series, June 15, 2021
  • Panelist, "Antitrust Roundtable," National Association of Manufacturers Regulatory Policy Committee, June 10, 2021
  • Panelist, "CXO Virtual Meeting," ExecutiveRoundtable.org, May 12, 2021
  • Speaker, "Government Leaders' Perspectives on IP," 28th Annual Fordham IP Conference, Fordham Law School, Webinar, April 8, 2021
  • Moderator, “Collaboration and Licensing Strategies,” 2020 Joint USDOJ/USPTO Conference on Promoting Innovation in the Life Science Sector and Supporting Pro-Competitive Collaboration: the Role of Intellectual Property, Washington, D.C., September 24, 2020

  • Panelist, “Anti-Trust Implications on the Enforcement of Patents,” 2019 EDTX Bench Bar Conference, Plano, Texas, September 24, 2019

  • Panelist, “IP & Trade Issues,” 2019 Federal Circuit Bench & Bar Conference, Colorado Springs, June 20, 2019

  • Speaker, 2019 LCLD Scholars Summit, Atlanta, June 5, 2019

  • Panelist, “IP – Past, Present & Future,” Fordham IP Institute 27th Annual IP Law & Policy Conference, New York City, April 25, 2019

  • Moderator, “New Frontiers for Tribal Immunity: Patents, Pharmaceuticals, and the PTAB,” The Federalist Society Intellectual Property Practice Group Teleforum, January 30, 2018

  • Speaker, “Courthouse Steps: Oil States and SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal,” The Federalist Society | Intellectual Property Practice Group Teleforum, November 27, 2017

  • Speaker, “2017 Manufacturing Legal Forecast Call: What can manufacturers expect in the courts this year?” National Association of Manufacturers Teleconference, February 2, 2017

  • Speaker, “My Company Has Been Accused of Patent Infringement; What Do I Do Now?” Wiley Rein & Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Webinar, June 15, 2016

  • Speaker, “Patent: Remedies,” 24th Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference, New York City, March 31, 2016

  • Co-presenter, “The Supreme Court Addresses the PTAB’s Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Cuozzo v. Lee,” AIPLA Webinar, March 17, 2016

  • Speaker, “Patent Valuation Basics for Bankruptcy Proceedings,” Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, Washington, D.C., March 16, 2016

  • Moderator, “Patent Reform Litigation After the AIA and Octane/Highmark,” Patent Litigation in the New Era, Bloomberg BNA Conference, San Francisco, January 14, 2016

  • Moderator, “Patent Reform Litigation After the AIA and Octane/Highmark,” Patent Litigation in the New Era, Bloomberg BNA Conference, Washington, D.C., November 12, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2024