Brandon Lewis is a partner in the Dallas office of Reid Collins & Tsai LLP. Brandon is a trial attorney whose practice focuses on complex business litigation, where disputes often involve financial frauds, fiduciary breaches, and professional malpractice. He has represented trustees, hedge funds, creditor committees, and others in state and federal courts nationwide. He also has significant experience litigating fraudulent transfers and other insolvency matters in the bankruptcy arena.
Texas Monthly has repeatedly named Brandon a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Texas attorneys who are under 40 years of age, and in 2017, Brandon was elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In 2014, Brandon was part of the trial team that secured a Top 10 jury verdict in a contracts case, as recognized by Texas Lawyer. And in 2017, after a two-week trial in federal court, Brandon and Bill Reid won an acquittal for a San Antonio ISD school board member accused of public corruption and bribery.
In addition to his work in the courtroom, Brandon has written articles regarding insolvency and other bankruptcy litigation topics that have been featured in various publications.
- Representation of the trustee of the New York law firm Dreier LLP in recovering millions of dollars of fraudulent conveyances made with proceeds of a Ponzi scheme.
- Representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Millennium Multiple Employer Welfare Benefit Plan, a purported section 419A(f)(6) plan with approximately $112 million in assets that the IRS has declared to be an abusive tax shelter. See Aviva Life and Annuity Co. v. White (In re Millennium Multiple Employer Welfare Benefit Plan), 772 F.3d 634 (10th Cir. 2014).
- Representation of the trustee of the post-confirmation litigation trust for Neogenix Oncology, Inc. in prosecuting claims for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice arising from the failure of a publicly reporting biotechnology company. See Neogenix Oncology, Inc. v. Gordon, 133 F. Supp. 3d 539 (E.D.N.Y. 2015).
- Representation of the former officers and directors of a public company in successfully defeating claims by a post-confirmation trustee for alleged breaches of fiduciary duty.
- Representation of Petroleum Wholesale, LP, a full-service gasoline distributor with operations in nine states, in connection with a two-week jury trial regarding an alleged breach of a fuel supply agreement. The jury awarded all the damages and attorney’s fees sought by Petroleum Wholesale, and it awarded nothing to the defendants on their $10 million breach-of-contract counterclaim.
- Representation of the Chapter 7 trustee of a defunct real estate developer with nationwide operations in investigating and prosecuting over one hundred million dollars in claims for breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and alter ego.
- Representation of taxpayers in connection with claims against major insurance companies and their agents related to the marketing and sale of abusive tax shelters.
- Representation of a class of purchasers of immigration bonds in bringing claims based on breach of contract and charging illegal rates.
Publications and Speaking Engagements:
- Co-author, Identifying the “Source:” the Trustee’s Tracing Burden in Preference Claims, ABI Journal (July 2016)
- Author, Accepting Payment from Strangers Can Buy You Strict Liability, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (May 2014)
- Co-author, Cut to the Core: Distilling Recent Decisions Interpreting Stern v. Marshall – Part II, ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter (November 2011)
- Co-author, Cut to the Core: Supreme Court Curtails Bankruptcy Court Jurisdiction in Stern v. Marshall – Part I, ABI Bankruptcy Litigation Committee Newsletter (September 2011)
Brandon is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He also serves on the board for the Dallas Regional Chamber Young Professionals, where he co-chairs the Policy Committee. He and his wife are members of White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, Texas.