Brian J. Boyle* is an accomplished litigator and business lawyer who focuses his practice on antitrust and consumer protection law. He represents clients in complex litigation and investigations, merger control, compliance and government strategies.
Brian has represented clients in courts across the country, including through trial and appeal. His experience includes consumer class actions, competitor lawsuits, qui tam litigation and other complex and cross-border disputes. Brian has represented clients in numerous antitrust or consumer protection investigations, including by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state attorneys general. He also has significant experience before legislative bodies, including representing executives providing committee testimony, and acting as outside counsel to a senior elected official.
Beyond his disputes practice, Brian partners with clients to solve complex antitrust and consumer protection challenges in transactions and compliance. He has advised public and private clients on billions of dollars in corporate transactions, including due diligence, merger control and integration-related matters. Clients also regularly turn to Brian to solve complex compliance issues, including challenges related to pricing and distribution strategies, competitor collaboration, data collection and sharing, advertising and marketing, as well as social media and online reviews.
Brian is a frequent speaker on developments in antitrust and consumer protection law, and has written widely on the subjects for outlets including Bloomberg and Law360. He serves on the ABA Antitrust Section Corporate Counseling Committee, and served as an editor of the forthcoming edition of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Developments treatise.
Prior to practicing law, Brian worked in corporate strategy for a leading global financial services firm. During law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Villanova Law Review and as an intern in the US Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.
*Licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania only and not yet admitted to practice in DC. Supervised by principals of the Firm who are admitted to the DC bar.
Represented a Fortune 500 company that was alleged to be the hub of a multinational hub-and-spoke price-fixing conspiracy. Successfully resolved a years-long DOJ Antitrust Division investigation with no enforcement against the company or its employees*
Represented a multinational digital media company in a putative class action in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleging violations of federal consumer protection law and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Achieved an order striking class allegations prior to discovery*
Represented a Fortune 500 consumer products company in multiple advertising claim substantiation matters, including related to health and safety, and in endorsement matters related to traditional and online media advertising*
Uncovered through deposition testimony in federal civil litigation brought by a supplier that the plaintiff had hid significant electronic evidence and made numerous misrepresentations to the court. Achieved a sanctions order striking claims for $100 million in alleged damages*
Achieved HSR merger clearance of multiple acquisitions of competitors by a leading global technology company*
Advised a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) on complex merger control matters related to an innovative transaction in the electric vehicle industry*
Represented a publicly traded healthcare services company in an antitrust and False Claims Act case brought by a competitor in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Achieved dismissal of all claims*
Represented a national consumer lending company in a putative class action in the US District Court for the Western District of Washington alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Successfully defeated class certification*
Represented a Fortune 100 specialty retailer in an FTC investigation related to the proposed merger of two leading consumer products manufacturers*
Represented a defendant in an FTC investigation and litigation related to consumer credit monitoring services. Achieved a favorable resolution with no liability for the client*
Represented a leading financial services company in multiple state investigations, and related class litigation, alleging consumer protection violations related to advertising and direct marketing practices. Achieved favorable resolutions of all matters*
Represented an Asia-based global e-gaming company in an FTC investigation of potential violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Resolved the investigation with no enforcement against the company or any employees*
Represented multiple Fortune 500 consumer products manufacturers in connection with the establishment of transactional data sharing protocols, and related agreements*
Resolved multiple putative consumer protection class actions against a multinational services and technology company, and led an extensive audit and overhaul of the company’s privacy and communications compliance programs across multiple jurisdictions globally*
Represented a globally known celebrity, and associated businesses, in consumer protection matters related to establishment of a social media marketing program*
Represented a leading technology company in the development and implementation of a social media influencer advertising program*
Advised a global, Fortune 500 consumer products manufacturer on the implementation of its minimum advertised price (MAP) policy, and its pricing and distribution policies*
Villanova University School of Law, JD, with honors, 2013
Villanova University, MBA, 2013
Loyola University Maryland, BA, 2008
US District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
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