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Brian Burgess is a partner in Goodwin’s litigation department and appellate litigation practice. His work focuses on appellate matters and complex civil litigation in federal courts, and he has experience in a wide range of areas including antitrust law, administrative law (with a particular focus on FDA litigation), constitutional law, intellectual property, ERISA and financial services litigation. Mr Burgess was named in Benchmark Litigation’s ‘40 and Under Hot List’ in 2019, 2018 and 2017. He has argued appeals in numerous courts, including twice in the US Supreme Court in the 2019 term. He has also handled complex litigation matters in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, DC and Federal Circuits, in several state appellate courts, in bankruptcy court and in numerous federal and state trial courts. Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr Burgess served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He previously worked in the Department of Justice as a special assistant to the Solicitor General. Mr Burgess received his JD, summa cum laude, from New York University and his AB, summa cum laude, from Dartmouth College.
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