San Francisco, CA — Arent Fox LLP is pleased to announce the addition of commercial and employment litigator Brian P. Maschler as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Mr. Maschler joins the firm’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation practice and focuses on disputes involving securities, RICO, antitrust, intellectual property, contracts, employment law, and business torts, with a special emphasis on defending complex class actions. He also represents clients in white collar criminal defense, civil rights and ADA matters, handles corporate investigations, and provides regulatory compliance advice and guidance.

“Brian is a highly-regarded commercial litigator, both in the Bay Area and at a national level,” said San Francisco Managing Partner Richard L. Brand. “His experience counseling Fortune 500 companies, directors and officers, independent auditors, and public institutions makes him a welcome addition to our Complex Litigation practice, as we continue to add talent to our San Francisco office.”

Previously a partner at Gordon & Rees LLP, Mr. Maschler represents financial institutions, accounting firms, manufacturers, and other business in complex litigation matters involving creditors’ rights, workouts, FDCPA matters, fraudulent conveyances, and adversary proceedings in bankruptcy.

Mr. Maschler is a member of the San Francisco and California Bar Associations. He earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California Berkeley and his law degree with honors from the University of Michigan.

Arent Fox’s Complex Litigation practice is recognized by Chambers USA for its “streamlined” approach that delivers “quality” results. With more than 125 litigators, the practice boasts a deep bench and international reach while having extensive experience in high-stakes litigation before federal and state courts and regulatory agencies. The group is especially proficient at managing parallel litigation in multiple jurisdictions and represents clients in matters that include intellectual property, health care, life sciences, trade, automotive, insurance, and human rights abuses.