Brandon L. Arnold

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Education:

J.D., magna cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2013

Order of the Coif

Florence Allen Scholar

Articles Editor, N.Y.U. Journal of Law & Business

B.A., summa cum laude, New York University, 2008

Phi Beta Kappa

Dean’s Scholarship (merit scholarship)

Presidential Honors Scholar

Bar Admissions:

District of Columbia

New York

Brandon Arnold is a trial and appellate litigator with a practice that focuses on complex civil litigation.  He has litigated matters in state and federal courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  His cases have spanned a wide range of issues, including distressed-debt litigation, breach-of-contract and quasi contract claims in the entertainment and financial industries, and claims under the federal False Claims Act and similar state statutes.  Brandon also has extensive experience coordinating with foreign counsel prosecuting actions abroad and initiating actions in U.S. courts to obtain discovery for use in foreign actions.

Brandon has briefed appeals in the Second Circuit, the Third Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 2021, Brandon won a Third Circuit appeal challenging a final removal order entered against a pro bono client by showing that certain misdemeanor convictions were not categorical crimes of violence.  Although the Board of Immigration Appeals had twice rejected similar arguments, the Department of Justice confessed error after reviewing Brandon’s brief, noting that the case concerned “an area of law that is often counter-intuitive and is extraordinarily convoluted.”

In addition to litigation, Brandon also counsels clients on issues related to the interpretation of complex commercial documents and financial instruments, fiduciary duties, and business torts.  Brandon has also represented clients in Department of Justice investigations and in SEC and FINRA examinations concerning the Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering rules.

Brandon joined Robbins Russell in 2017.  Before that, he was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C.  He clerked for Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

 

  • Represented publicly traded entertainment company in various lawsuits concerning company’s entry into foreign gaming market.

  • Prosecuted actions under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in various federal courts to obtain discovery for use in foreign proceedings.

  • Briefed successful motion to dismiss suit alleging $385 million in false claims related to electronic health records.  U.S. ex rel. Lewis v. Community Health Systems, Inc., 2020 WL 3103994 (S.D. Fla. June 11, 2020).

  • Represented hedge fund in a complex bondholder dispute arising from exchange offers and consent solicitations.  After a bench trial, the court sided with our client on every issue and awarded more than $300 million in damages.  U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Windstream Servs., LLC, 2019 WL 948120 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 15, 2019).

  • Represented group of general-obligation bondholders of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the first restructuring of a state-level government.

  • Defended an investment fund against breach-of-contract litigation over an alleged term-loan trade.

  • Represented non-citizen pro bono in Third Circuit appeal challenging final order of removal.  After our brief was filed, the government confessed error and the Court directed the termination of removal proceedings.  Zhi Fei Liao v. Att’y Gen., 846 F. App’x 122 (3d. Cir. 2021).

  • Represented leading technology company in government-contract litigation concerning state health insurance website.*

  • Conducted anti-money laundering investigation of broker-dealer and represented broker-dealer in regulatory proceedings.*

  • Defended major financial institution in federal and state securities suits related to residential mortgage-backed securities.*

  • Representations occurred prior to joining Robbins Russell.*

About

Brandon Arnold is a trial and appellate litigator with a practice that focuses on complex civil litigation.  He has litigated matters in state and federal courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  His cases have spanned a wide range of issues, including distressed-debt litigation, breach-of-contract and quasi contract claims in the entertainment and financial industries, and claims under the federal False Claims Act and similar state statutes.  Brandon also has extensive experience coordinating with foreign counsel prosecuting actions abroad and initiating actions in U.S. courts to obtain discovery for use in foreign actions.

Brandon has briefed appeals in the Second Circuit, the Third Circuit, the D.C. Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 2021, Brandon won a Third Circuit appeal challenging a final removal order entered against a pro bono client by showing that certain misdemeanor convictions were not categorical crimes of violence.  Although the Board of Immigration Appeals had twice rejected similar arguments, the Department of Justice confessed error after reviewing Brandon’s brief, noting that the case concerned “an area of law that is often counter-intuitive and is extraordinarily convoluted.”

In addition to litigation, Brandon also counsels clients on issues related to the interpretation of complex commercial documents and financial instruments, fiduciary duties, and business torts.  Brandon has also represented clients in Department of Justice investigations and in SEC and FINRA examinations concerning the Bank Secrecy Act and related anti-money laundering rules.

Brandon joined Robbins Russell in 2017.  Before that, he was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York and at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP in Washington, D.C.  He clerked for Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

 

Representative Matters
  • Represented publicly traded entertainment company in various lawsuits concerning company’s entry into foreign gaming market.

  • Prosecuted actions under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 in various federal courts to obtain discovery for use in foreign proceedings.

  • Briefed successful motion to dismiss suit alleging $385 million in false claims related to electronic health records.  U.S. ex rel. Lewis v. Community Health Systems, Inc., 2020 WL 3103994 (S.D. Fla. June 11, 2020).

  • Represented hedge fund in a complex bondholder dispute arising from exchange offers and consent solicitations.  After a bench trial, the court sided with our client on every issue and awarded more than $300 million in damages.  U.S. Bank Nat’l Ass’n v. Windstream Servs., LLC, 2019 WL 948120 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 15, 2019).

  • Represented group of general-obligation bondholders of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in the first restructuring of a state-level government.

  • Defended an investment fund against breach-of-contract litigation over an alleged term-loan trade.

  • Represented non-citizen pro bono in Third Circuit appeal challenging final order of removal.  After our brief was filed, the government confessed error and the Court directed the termination of removal proceedings.  Zhi Fei Liao v. Att’y Gen., 846 F. App’x 122 (3d. Cir. 2021).

  • Represented leading technology company in government-contract litigation concerning state health insurance website.*

  • Conducted anti-money laundering investigation of broker-dealer and represented broker-dealer in regulatory proceedings.*

  • Defended major financial institution in federal and state securities suits related to residential mortgage-backed securities.*

  • Representations occurred prior to joining Robbins Russell.*