Bryan Reines represents individuals and entities in complex civil litigation, including cases involving breach of contract, intellectual property, and professional malpractice. He also represents clients in criminal matters and investigations. Clients and colleagues have praised Bryan for crafting persuasive briefs, and he excels in court, where he has presented arguments at the trial and appellate levels.
Before joining the firm, Bryan was a law clerk to the Honorable Jill A. Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He graduated from Stanford Law School, where he co-authored multiple briefs filed in the U.S. Supreme Court as a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. While serving as a Student Director of the Worker’s Rights Project, he successfully represented a discharged employee in an administrative proceeding, in which he conducted witness examinations and delivered a closing argument to an administrative law judge.
- Stanford Law School, J.D., Pro Bono Distinction, 2020
- Senior Editor, Stanford Law and Policy Review
- John Hart Ely Prize for Outstanding Performance in a Paper Class
- University of St Andrews, School of International Relations, MLitt in Political Theory, 2017
- Bobby Jones Fellow
- Bobby Jones Fellow
- Emory University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2016
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- Hon. Jill A. Pryor of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- Represented an internationally renowned psychiatrist and owner of neuropsychiatric instruments used in the diagnosis and treatment of serious mental health disorders in litigation regarding the licensing of the rights to develop and commercialize digital versions of the instruments. After two years of litigation in multiple federal courts, Zuckerman Spaeder secured a favorable settlement that clarified the parties’ respective rights under the license, while avoiding any payment to the plaintiff.
- Represents a former college athlete who alleges concussion-induced brain injury in a challenge to personal jurisdiction. Bryan briefed and argued the case on appeal.
- Represents a Taft-Hartley pension plan in litigation filed against the plan’s former actuarial service provider for professional negligence and breach of contract.
- Represents a Washington D.C. homeowner in a foreclosure action brought against her by one of the country’s largest banks.
- Advised a multibillion-dollar investment management firm on litigation between third parties that affected its business interests.
- Authored an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“NACDL”) filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The NACDL brief argued that a former public official did not waive his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination at a civil trial by testifying at an earlier deposition in the same case; the Sixth Circuit agreed and vacated the District Court’s order.
Zuckerman Spaeder Attorneys Recognized on the DC Courts’ 2022 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll
July 27, 2023 | Press release
Sentences Based on Acquitted Conduct: Will the Court Try Again?
May 09, 2023 | InsightZS Blog
Supreme Court Poised to Resolve Personal Jurisdiction-by-Consent Issue
September 06, 2022 | InsightZS Blog