Brett Bell represents corporate clients in complex antitrust, securities, 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. Brett also has defended clients from claims of securities fraud under SEC Rule 10b-5 and in lawsuits arising out of proxy contests, and he provides guidance to clients on a range of corporate governance and compliance matters.
Brett is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and recently presented a CLE on the rule against hearsay during the OSBA's 2019 Trial Evidence for the Ohio Practitioner seminar. He also maintains an active pro bono practice and has represented multiple pro bono clients in asylum proceedings before U.S. immigration courts.
- 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, Eastern District of Michigan, and District of Colorado
- Legal intern, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission (2010)