Brett Bell represents corporate clients in complex antitrust, consumer protection, and shareholder lawsuits and in actions involving torts and breach of contract. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country, including in the class action context, and has represented clients in government and criminal investigations.
Brett is an experienced antitrust litigator. He has defended U.S. and international clients in cases involving price-fixing, bid rigging, market allocation, product hopping, and monopolization claims. He defended Yazaki Corporation in multidistrict class action litigation involving an alleged conspiracy to rig bids for the sale of automotive parts. His other antitrust clients include companies in the technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and health care industries.
Brett also has substantial experience defending clients in securities and shareholder derivative lawsuits. He has defended multiple Fortune 500 companies in state and federal lawsuits seeking to enjoin public company mergers and in lawsuits alleging securities fraud or arising out of proxy contests.
Brett is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and presented a CLE course on the Rule Against Hearsay during the OSBA's Trial Evidence for the Ohio Practitioner seminar. He maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented multiple pro bono clients in asylum proceedings before U.S. immigration courts. Brett also serves on the board of Youth Opportunities Unlimited, an organization that helps prepare teens and young adults become economically self-sufficient contributors to Northeast Ohio's workforce through a variety of educational, career coaching, and workforce development programs.
- October 25, 2019
"Hearsay," Trial Evidence for the Ohio Practitioner, Ohio State Bar Association Live CLE
- The Ohio State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2012; Order of the Coif; Business Editor, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law; B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Marketing summa cum laude 2009)
- Ohio; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio and Eastern District of Michigan
- Legal intern, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission (2010)
- Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" — commercial litigation (2021)