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Brant Bishop is a founding partner and the managing partner of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, and named by Benchmark as a National Litigation Star and Litigation Star in D.C. in the Securities practice area. For two decades, he has successfully handled complex and multi-forum litigation for clients in pre-trial, class certification, trial, and appellate contexts, before state and federal courts and arbitration panels. Brant’s broad litigation experience includes commercial disputes, international tort claims, civil RICO claims, securities and shareholder suits, antitrust disputes, challenges to administrative agency actions, energy contract disputes, products liability claims, environmental litigation and whistleblower, discrimination, and retaliation charges. In addition, Brant’s practice has included internal investigations in the United States and abroad. Before founding Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, Brant was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, DC.
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Brant has represented large corporations with a national and international presence, in industries ranging from the Internet to energy, oil and gas, finance, high technology, insurance and transportation. His clients have included ConocoPhillips, Facebook, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, Nationwide Insurance, OSRAM, Siemens, and Volkswagen, among others. In addition to handling high-profile complex cases covered extensively in the media, Brant has also conducted confidential internal investigations for clients.
Most recently, Brant lead the team that won complete dismissal of a securities fraud case in federal court for MAXIMUS, Inc. In August 2107, MAXIMUS was sued under sections of the Securities Act of 1934, based on allegations that the company, along with several members of its executive team, had made false and misleading statement on earning calls and in SEC filing concerning MAXIMUS’s performance on a major contract with the British government. Brant moved to dismiss the amended complaint with prejudice, arguing that plaintiffs failed to please facts giving rise to an inference that MAXIMUS acted with intent to defraud. After arguing the case in March of 2018, in September, the court dismissed the claim, holding that none of the statements at issue were actionable under securities law.
Last updated October 2018