Brian T. Feeney

Brian T. Feeney

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Brian T. Feeney has more than 20 years of experience representing major financial institutions, Internet companies, education companies, major retailers, and other corporate clients in a wide variety of  commercial and business disputes, particularly in claims arising under unfair trade practices laws, consumer fraud disputes, real estate disputes, and contract disputes. He has litigated and won multiple arbitrability disputes at both the trial and appellate court levels.  Brian also represents commercial lenders in disputes with borrowers and guarantors, securing victories on behalf of his clients in both trial and appellate courts.

Concentrations

  • Business and commercial disputes
  • Class actions
  • Consumer actions
  • Real estate litigation
  • Arbitrability disputes

Capabilities

Experience

 
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major financial company on customer claims for breach of contract, fraud, violation of the unfair trade practices act, and related claims.
  • Won summary judgment on behalf of a major Internet company in putative class action brought by consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Secured reversal at the appellate court level of a trial court order vacating an arbitration award on behalf of a securities broker-dealer.
  • Tried a breach of contract case involving successor liability issues in arbitration, securing a judgment on behalf of manufacturer.
  • Won an order compelling arbitration on behalf of a national education company in putative class action alleging fraud and violations of unfair trade practices act.
  • Co-tried complex contract dispute on behalf of major financial client, resulting in settlement during the trial.
  • Secured judgment in hotly contested commercial foreclosure and guarantor liability actions on behalf of lender, and successfully defended the judgment before appellate court.
  • Officer, U.S. Navy, 1985-1991

Recognition & Leadership

  • Named, Client Service All Star, BTI Client Service All-Stars Report, 2018
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Banking & Finance - Litigation, 2017
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Arbitrator, Court of Common Pleas, Arbitrator Program
  • Vice Chair, Public Interest Law Center, Philadelphia, PA, Board of Directors
  • Former Board Member, Greene Towne School, Philadelphia, PA

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1994
  • B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1985
Clerkships
  • Hon. J. Curtis Joyner, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1994-1996
Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Connecticut
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania