Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C., is pleased to announce that Brian R. Birke, Counsel, was named Commercial Litigator of the Year by Finance Monthly Magazine as part of its 2013 Law Awards.
Finance Monthly is a global publication providing news, analysis, and features on the latest headlines within the financial and legal sectors. The Finance Monthly Law Awards recognize legal professionals who have outperformed their peers across the key practice areas in law. Recipients demonstrated client care, innovation, and above all, each attorney delivered results for their respective clients.
Finance Monthly chose the winners by contacting its corporate readership to glean direct feedback regarding their experiences and the services received by attorneys used. In parallel, they asked the readership of Finance Monthly to participate in an online voting process and nominate their preferred legal professional or law firm for 2013.
“Brian’s practice demonstrates innovation, efficiency, and intelligence in handling domestic and cross-border disputes, attributes that embody the practice of law at AP&S” said Robert P. Brooks, Managing Partner, Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. “We are thrilled that Brian’s and AP&S’ stellar legal work has been recognized by his peers and clients.”
Birke is a member of the Appellate, Intellectual Property, and Commercial Law and Litigation Groups in the firm’s Boston office. He focuses on complex commercial disputes, business torts, and unfair trade practices claims. Birke has won notable victories at both the trial and appellate levels and in obtaining injunctive relief and pre-judgment security. Birke’s practice focuses on trade secret litigation; business transactions; fiduciary claims; non-competition claims; investor protection and activist shareholders; antitrust and unfair and deceptive trade practices; product liability; close corporation claims; wrongful termination; and unfair and bad faith settlement practices. Birke also routinely advises clients on risk management and mitigation.
Birke has represented a diverse range of clients in a variety of industries, including venture capital; aviation; real estate development and finance; consumer finance; banking; manufacturing; retail; medical devices; securities; licensees and licensors; and insurance.
Brian received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.