Brian J. Schulman focuses his practice on complex commercial and securities litigation. He represents individual and corporate clients in prosecuting and defending a wide-variety of business disputes, including contract matters, fraud, securities law violations, shareholder disputes, real estate transactions, lender liability, mortgage fraud and officer/director liability.
Brian is former General Counsel to the Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission, where he spent five years before returning to private practice in 1999. During his tenure at the Commission, he prosecuted an array of securities fraud cases and represented the Securities Division in regulatory matters such as lobbying, rulemaking and administrative proceedings related to investment advisor, broker/dealer and capital formation regulations.
Brian practices in both state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings, and before various regulatory agencies such as the Arizona Corporation Commission, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions and the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.
Areas of Concentration
•Securities litigation and arbitration
•Regulatory and administrative matters
•Business arbitrations and mediations
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Securities; Securities Regulation, 2012-2015
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2013-2014
•Top 50 Super Lawyers in Arizona, 2014
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
• Mentioned, Bed Bath & Beyond Flushes Towel-Warmer Trade Secrets Suit, Law360, September 25, 2014
•Mentioned, Bed Bath & Beyond Aims To Kill 'Sparse' Trade Secrets Suit, Law360, June 26, 2014
•Co-Author, Everything You Didn't Want to Know About Arizona's Securities Laws, But Had to Ask, Paper Presented to Business Law and Litigation Sections of Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix, AZ, January 13, 1999
• Contributing Editor, Arizona Bar Foundation's 1995 and 1998 Arizona Supplements to Street Law textbook
•Co-Author, Arizona Securities Fraud Liability, Statutory and Common-Law Remedies, Second Edition
• Seminar Chair and Moderator, Don't Just Settle: Mediators and Expert Witnesses Explain What it Takes to Posture Your Securities Case for a Win or Favorable Settlement, Arizona State Bar Association Annual Bar Convention, Tucson, AZ, June 16, 2005
•Panelist, Current Topics in Securities Litigation/Regulation Practice, Arizona State Bar Association Annual Bar Convention, Phoenix, AZ, June 10, 2004
•Panelist, Securities Offerings 1998, Arizona State Bar Association Annual Bar Convention, Tucson, AZ, June 12, 1998
•Panelist, Meet the Regulators, Securities Section Meeting, Arizona State Bar Association, Phoenix, AZ, March 16, 1998
Associated News & Events
08.19.13 28 Phoenix Greenberg Traurig Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List
09.27.12 25 Greenberg Traurig Phoenix Attorneys Included in 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
09.29.11 Twenty- Four Greenberg Traurig Attorneys in Phoenix Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2012
01.01.10 Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders and Of Counsel
01.09.07 2006 Arizona Securities Fraud Liability Publication Released by State Bar of Arizona
05.02.05 Greenberg Traurig's Brian J. Schulman Joins KAET Channel 8's Development Leadership Committee as Charter Member
08.11.04 Greenberg Traurig Adds Two Attorneys to Litigation Group