Brian L. Duffy is a president of the firm and previously served as Chair of the firm's 600-member Global Litigation Department from 2009-2013. He focuses his practice on trial and appellate work in the class action, employment, energy, commercial contract and product liability areas, serving as national, regional and local counsel in high-profile cases. Brian represents public and privately held entities and their principals in complex business-related disputes arising from both internal and external sources. Brian focuses on a broad array of industries including consumer goods and retail, food processing and restaurants, and energy and natural resources.
Brian has handled numerous jury and non-jury trials, bench trials, proceedings before arbitration tribunals, mediation sessions, and appeals in state, federal and alternative dispute resolution settings throughout the country.
In class action defense, Brian formulates a case strategy which includes a variety of tactics from arguments to win on summary judgment, defeating class certification, or negotiating a favorable settlement. When necessary, Brian can also build a team to take a case to trial and successfully to verdict. Brian's objective is to independently analyze claims while developing strategies designed to achieve an early and cost-effective resolution.
Brian's employment practice includes wage and hour claims, employment breach of contract, discrimination defense, whistleblower and wrongful termination defense. He also assists clients with a variety of contract and business tort and disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition.
Areas of Concentration
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2010-2015
•Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2013-2014
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Colorado Super Lawyers, 2006-2014
•Team Member, a Law360 Employment Practice Group of the Year, 2011 & 2013
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, 2011
•Team Member, a Law360 Product Liability Practice Group of the Year, 2011
•Selected, The BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms, 2010-2011
•Team Member, a Law360 Appellate Practice Group of the Year, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
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•Judicial Clerk, Judge Jim R. Carrigan, United States District Court for the District of Colorado
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