Brian Condon is a litigator with more than 25 years of experience in federal and state courts, private arbitration, and advocacy before local government agencies. He represents clients in a broad range of general business and contract disputes, and has specific experience in health care, private equity and investment transactions, consumer product and multi-level marketing, real property, environmental and alternative energy project development, and financial institutions. Mr. Condon also has substantial experience in appellate, writ, and CEQA proceedings.

Mr. Condon is active in community service and has been consistently recognized for his work on behalf of pro bono clients in California. He serves in leadership roles on nonprofit boards and is a trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Experience

  • Arizona municipality in defeating class certification and successfully obtaining summary judgment in securities litigation in federal district court (D. Ariz.) involving bond financing for a multi-purpose event center.
  • Private equity firm in defending tort litigation in Southern Illinois involving a sale-leaseback transaction for a manufacturing facility.
  • Major Health Care Service Plan / Health Maintenance Organization in litigating hundreds of cases over 20 years, covering all aspects of arbitration law, in trial, and appellate courts. Cases include enforcing contractual provisions for arbitration of member claims, and proceedings to confirm, correct, and vacate arbitration awards.
  • Private equity firm in defeating contract and fiduciary duty claims by a minority shareholder in a home health care business, and successfully defending dismissal in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Seller of collectible coin products and dietary supplements in defending multiple consumer class actions in federal district court (C.D. Cal.) alleging false advertising and unfair competition.

  • Agricultural business in arbitrations involving contract and unfair competition claims relating to fruit supply, fruit safety certification, and sales.
  • Multi-level marketing firm in litigating claims against promotional consultant in breach of contract and anti-SLAPP dispute, and against distributors in unfair competition and trade secret litigation involving sales networks.
  • Manufacturer of box cutters and private equity investor in fraud and breach of contract action regarding customer-related disclosures in leveraged buyouttransaction for manufacturing business.
  • Private equity firm in obtaining summary judgment in litigation by minority investors seeking lost profits from a failed metal fabrication business, and successfully defending judgment on appeal.
  • Foreign bank branch in bringing claims under California Commercial Code in federal district court (C.D. Cal.) to recover casualty insurance funds from bank accepting joint payee checks without proper endorsement.
  • Country code domain name registry in contract, tort, and copyright litigation in federal district court (C.D. Cal.) arising from domain name marketing agreements.

Perspectives

"Comcast" Continues to Change the Damages Class

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

Court Hangs Up on Call Monitoring Class Action

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

California Green Chemistry, Implications for Consumer Product Manufacturers, Suppliers and Retailers

Bloomberg BNA Webinar

California Publishes Draft Work Plan Targeting Seven Categories of Products for Green Chemistry Review

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

California Supreme Court Limits Franchisor Liability

Seller Beware: Consumer Protection Insights for Industry

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Recognition

The Recorder 2012 as a member of one of the Top Appellate Practices in California
Recipient, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Hon. Benjamin J. Aranda Public Service Award for work on the HIV-AIDS Legal Service Project (June 2012).
Mr. Condon was featured in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on December 4, 2006 for his environmental pro bono work in Pacoima, California.
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 1988, magna cum laude
  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985, cum laude
Admissions
  • California
Activities
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Board of Trustees (2011-present); Los Angeles County Bar Foundation: President (2009-2010); President-Elect (2008-09); Senior Vice President (2007-08); Vice President/Treasurer (2006-07); Secretary (2005-06); Member, Board of Directors (1999-2005); Served on Grants, Audit, Fund Raising, and Executive Committees.

  • Member of Arnold & Porter's pro bono committee, and head of Los Angeles Office Pro Bono Committee (1997-present). 

  • Pro Bono Clients Represented: Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles); Los Angeles County Bar Association; Pacoima CARE Foundation; many individual clients in state and federal courts.

  • Member, Los Angeles Pro Bono Council.

  • YMCA/Ketchum Downtown-LA: Member, Board of Managers (2005-present); Serve on Finance Committee.

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