Biography

Brandon Wisoff concentrates his practice on high-stakes national consumer class actions, as well as a wide range of complex business, securities, and antitrust disputes.

A skilled litigator with nearly 30 years of courtroom experience, Brandon represents a variety of clients, from global consumer technology companies and international appliance manufacturers to large national retailers and both regional and global wine producers.

He frequently handles cases involving allegations of consumer fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, and violations of a variety of consumer protection statutes such as the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) and Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA).

Brandon has also defended numerous securities class action and derivative claims involving allegations of options backdating, unlawful revenue recognition, and misleading proxy statements. These actions have frequently involved parallel SEC enforcement actions and DOJ investigations. Brandon has also defended and prosecuted national and international antitrust actions, including claims for price fixing and attempted monopolization. In addition, Brandon has handled several confidential internal investigations for large public companies, often in collaboration with attorneys from Farella’s White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations practice group.

Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America (2014–2019) in the area of Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Litigation as a California Star (2019)
  • Northern California Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation

Firm Highlights

Publication

Attorney General Finds Impact Fees on Density Bonus Projects Invalid

In response to questions from a variety of cities across the state regarding the application of “public benefit fees” to density bonus projects, the State Attorney General’s Office published an opinion on April 9...

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Judge Finds Grounds to Sue California Insurance Commissioner for Refusing to Investigate Industry Fraud in Recent Wildfire Claims

Lawsuit Alleges Insurance Industry Has Illegally Used Unlicensed Out-of-State Adjusters to Cheat Victims of 2017 and 2018 Wildfires SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2019: A judge is permitting a survivor of the 2017 Tubbs Fire...

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Who 'Owns' a Secret? Whether Trade Secret Licensees Have Standing to Sue in California

If the eye-popping damages awards in several recent lawsuits are any indication, companies are increasingly coming to see their private information as one of their most valuable assets—and California juries apparently agree. For example,...

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How to Plan for a Smooth Transition of Your Family Business

Family Wealth Senior Associate Lauren Galbraith discusses how family internal dynamics play a role in transferring significant assets, especially a business, between generations. Link to read the full article.

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Event

Identifying and Preparing Expert Witnesses for Trial

How do you identify the key experts you need for trial? Once you have them, what are the best practices for preparing them for trial? How do these practices vary depending on your venue, and...

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CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split

Sarah Bell will speak on the Strafford live webinar, "CWA Regulation of Discharges to Groundwater: Permitting Uncertainty in Light of Circuit Court Split." This CLE webinar will discuss the "indirect discharge" theory of Clean...

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Last Major SF Transbay Tower, Affordable Housing at Risk of Delays

Real Estate/Land Use and Development Partner Charles (C.J.) Higley shares his thoughts on why the 546 Howard St. tower project deserves priority for approval. Read the full article here .

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North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to underwrite the North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference featuring keynote speaker Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association. The event will also feature...

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Individual Accountability in the Huawei Trade Secrets Prosecution

In the ongoing legal battle over the alleged theft of American trade secrets by Chinese telecom giant Huawei, one curious aspect is the lack of charges filed against any individual Huawei employees. On February...

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The 10th Circuit Correctly Construes “That Particular Part” Narrowly

We do not often write about coverage opinions from jurisdictions as far away as Oklahoma; however, a recent case from the Federal Tenth Circuit looked at one of our favorite topics and came out...

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