Brett Bell represents corporate clients in complex shareholder, securities, and antitrust 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 has substantial experience defending clients in lawsuits arising from mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. He recently defended BlackBerry Corporation in litigation before the Delaware Chancery Court arising from BlackBerry's acquisition of Good Technology Corporation and previously obtained dismissal of a federal lawsuit challenging the acquisition of the outstanding stock of American Greetings Corporation. Brett also has defended clients in cases involving alleged violations of the federal securities laws, including against allegations of securities fraud under Rule 10b-5 as well as in lawsuits arising out of proxy contests, and provides guidance to clients on a range of corporate governance and compliance matters.
Brett is also 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 involved in the technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and health care industries.
Brett maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently obtained a $90,000 judgment for a local woman in a contract dispute and has represented multiple clients in proceedings before U.S. immigration courts.
- 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)