Brett Switzer is a litigation associate in the Firm’s Atlanta office with broad experience litigating commercial disputes in state and federal courts and arbitration. Mr. Switzer is a member of the Firm’s Government Enforcement and Investigations (GEI) Group.
His practice includes a wide-array of complex, white collar civil and criminal defense work in a variety of federal government enforcement and internal investigation contexts, including recent representative matters involving federal securities laws; the False Claims Act; the Espionage Act of 1917; regulation under the Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Housing and Urban Development and Federal Aviation Administration; and other investigations and prosecutions involving alleged financial fraud and corruption.
Mr. Switzer also prepares a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act developments tracker and monitors international anti-bribery and corruption developments internally for the Firm.
In addition to his GEI work, Mr. Switzer has handled a variety of other federal court litigation including recent prosecutions of bank fraud claims on behalf of financial institution clients, private securities litigation including customer and member-initiated Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitrations, and other matters of public interest, including matters implicating the Civil Rights Act.
Upon joining Baker Donelson, Mr. Switzer brought substantial experience in creditor’s rights representation after a summer clerkship under the Honorable Judge Wendy L. Hagenau in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia; Tax Clinic Fellow distinction for his distinguished work in the Georgia State College of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic; and extensive experience with residential closings as a Texas-based realtor.
- Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2012, cum laude
- University of Georgia, BBA in Accounting, 2008
- Georgia, 2012
- Georgia Supreme Court, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
Represented a hedge fund investor in a suit brought by a bankruptcy trustee to “claw back” investment returns of approximately $700,000 based on allegations that the hedge fund had operated as an unlawful Ponzi scheme.
We obtained a dismissal of the suit based on improper service, overcoming the trustee’s argument that a dismissal would bar the trustee from re-filing suit by virtue of the expiration of the statute of limitations between the original filing and the dismissal.
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