Brian D. Waller

Brian Waller is a partner in the firm's New York office. He is an accomplished trial and appellate attorney with more than twenty years of experience representing corporations, financial institutions and individuals in the areas of complex commercial litigation, dispute resolution, corporate internal investigations, white-collar criminal defense and regulatory enforcement matters.

Brian D. Waller



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“I have found that successful outcomes in litigation often result from a collaborative approach to problem solving and the ability to settle issues before they escalate.”


Brian’s civil litigation experience encompasses matters involving complex business disputes, construction litigation, products liability, labor law, employment law, insurance coverage, professional liability and toxic torts.  His white-collar defense experience includes defending clients in regulatory enforcement actions and against allegations of public corruption, securities fraud, labor law violations, Minority, Women-owned, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) program abuse, health care fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, antitrust violations, money laundering, bribery, insider trading, environmental crimes, tax evasion and other business crimes.

From 1993 to 1998, Brian served as an Assistant District Attorney in Bronx County, New York, where he investigated, prosecuted and tried a wide array of complex criminal matters.




State of New York

State of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court of New Jersey


Federal Bar Council

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Education and Courses

Binghamton University, B.A., 1990

Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Awards and Recognitions

New York-Metro Super Lawyers, 2009–2021

Publications & Presentations

Brian has provided legal commentary for Court TV, NBC News, New York Daily News, Reuters, WPIX, BronxNet and other media outlets. He also frequently lectures on a variety of topics. Recent examples include:
“New York City’s Stop & Frisk Policy”
“Privileges in Civil & Criminal Litigation”
“Taking & Defending Depositions”
“Motion Practice in Federal & State Courts”
“The Crime Fraud Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege”
“The Tripartite Relationship between Insurer, Insured, and Insurance Defense Counsel”