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Duane Morris Welcomes Trial Partner Brian H. Pandya in Washington, D.C.

March 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2021—Brian H. Pandya has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Pandya served as Deputy Associate Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

“We are focused on attracting ‘marquee talent’ to Duane Morris, and Brian certainly fits that profile, immediately adding to our white-collar and complex litigation capabilities that were also recently bolstered by the addition of former United States Attorney Bill McSwain,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “With his deep experience in major investigations and high-stakes litigation as a first-chair attorney, Brian will be a great resource for our clients in the United States and internationally.”

“Duane Morris has a global and forward-thinking strategic vision, which fits both my practice and background very well. I am thrilled to join such a talented practice group,” added Pandya.

As Deputy Associate Attorney General, Pandya oversaw the Antitrust Division and Civil Division and led DOJ initiatives related to privacy, intellectual property, emerging technologies, digital trade and national security. In that role, Pandya 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. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Associate Attorney General, Pandya was an intellectual property and litigation partner at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represented technology, life sciences, and manufacturing companies in patent litigation, licensing and trade secret disputes. 

Pandya began his legal career clerking for Judge Leonard Davis on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2004), where he was articles editor of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and Penn State University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with honors and high distinction, 2002), where he was recipient of the Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award. Pandya is also a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).  

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