Bryan B. House: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Bryan B. House

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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  • False Claims Act & Whistleblower Defense
  • Securities Enforcement & Litigation
  • Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense
University Indiana University, B.A., with distinction, 1990 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolUniversity of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Admitted1993, Wisconsin; 1999, District of Columbia

Bryan B. House is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Securities Enforcement & Litigation and Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practices. He is the chair of the Milwaukee Litigation Department. Mr. House's particular focus area is securities litigation, securities enforcement proceedings and whistleblower matters.

Mr. House's securities litigation experience includes representation of public companies, investment banks and their directors and officers in class action litigation under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, including a recent matter in which the firm's clients prevailed in a published opinion, Fulton County Employees Ret. Sys. v. MGIC Investment Corp., 675 F.3d 1047 (7th 2010). Mr. House also has represented public companies and their directors and officers in class actions challenging merger transactions and proxy disclosures. He also has represented public and private companies, audit committees, special committees, officers and directors in connection with internal investigations regarding a variety of state and federal securities law matters, as well as litigation brought by whistleblowers.

Mr. House has represented a variety of clients, including public companies, broker-dealers, underwriters, issuers, attorneys, auditors, and officers and directors, in enforcement matters before the SEC, the Department of Justice and self-regulators, including FINRA. These proceedings have included such diverse topics as accounting irregularities, audit failures, insider trading, market timing, options backdating, subprime failures and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Mr. House is a contributing author of the Securities Enforcement: Counseling and Defense treatise, published by Matthew Bender (last updated 2013). In 2013, his byline article, "Despite Confusion Regarding Key Whistleblower Statutes, Companies Must Be Prepared," was published for the Wisconsin Chapter of Association of Corporate Counsel.


Mr. House graduated from Indiana University in 1990, with Phi Beta Kappa honors. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, in 1993.


He is admitted to the bar in Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, as well as numerous federal district and appellate courts.

 (Also at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Office)


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Second Circuit Adopts Broad Pleading Standard for Whistleblower Protection Under Sarbanes-Oxley Act, But Affirms Dismissal of Complaint
Bryan B. House,Pamela L. Johnston,Courtney Worcester, October 28, 2014
On August 8, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Nielsen v. AECOM Technology Corp., No. 13-235-cv, -- F.3d -- (2d Cir. Aug. 8, 2014), joined a growing number of federal appellate courts that have adopted the Department of Labor’s plaintiff-friendly pleading...

Second Circuit Holds That Dodd-Frank Anti-Retaliation Provisions Do Not Apply Extraterritorially
Bryan B. House,Pamela L. Johnston,Courtney Worcester, October 28, 2014
On August 14, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held in Liu v. Siemens AG, No. 13-4385-cv, --F.3d -- (2d Cir. Aug. 14, 2014), that the Dodd-Frank anti-retaliation protection provisions do not apply extraterritorially, but the court did not address whether those...

SEC Reverses Course and Awards Dodd-Frank Whistleblower $400,000
Bryan B. House,Pamela L. Johnston,Courtney Worcester, October 7, 2014
On July 31, 2014, the SEC awarded $400,000 to a whistleblower who had reported internally before providing information to the SEC. The award was unique because the SEC’s Claims Review Staff had denied the whistleblower’s claim on the grounds that the information provided had not been...

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Bryan B. House

3000 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20007-5109


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