Brendan Walsh focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense, and handles sensitive legal matters such as internal investigations arising from allegations of sexual harassment. He is an accomplished litigator whose clients range from global food and beverage corporations to cross-border banking institutions, to regional multifamily property owners and specialized medical practices. Clients appreciate Brendan’s creative thinking, commitment to protecting their business interests, and diligence.
In addition to his trial court work, Brendan has substantial appellate experience, having successfully briefed and argued appeals in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, and the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Brendan is a skilled writer who has the ability to distill complex legal and factual issues into arguments that can be easily understood. He recently secured a complete victory in the Second Circuit on behalf of a Fortune 500 company involved in a complex commercial dispute. Brendan also obtained reversals in two separate Third Circuit appeals, one challenging the constitutionality of a prison’s intrusive search policy of inmates housed in isolation units and another challenging a trial court’s order compelling the production of thousands of privileged documents from an attorney’s work files.
He also has authored amicus briefs to a number of appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third and Tenth Circuits.
Brendan brings substantial business experience to his litigation practice. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a certified public accountant at Deloitte, where he provided audit and advisory services to a diverse group of clients around the world, including other accounting and consulting firms, manufacturers, retailers, and a professional sports franchise.
Before joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, Brendan was a litigation associate at Patton Boggs LLP. Previously, he clerked for Judge Maryanne Trump Barry of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for Judge Katharine S. Hayden of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. While attending college at the University of Notre Dame, Brendan worked as the head manager of the Notre Dame football team, an experience he credits with further developing his strong work ethic, dedication, leadership, and collaborative approach.
Honors & Recognitions
- Selected for inclusion in the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2013-2018
- Patton Boggs LLP, Power Player of the Year, 2010
The New Jersey Rising Star list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html.
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- Co-Founder and Treasurer, VeronaTogether
- Co-chair, Seton Hall Law School’s Red Mass Committee
- Past Board President, Alpine Learning Group
- Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law, 2011
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuits
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
University of Notre Dame (B.B.A. 2000)
Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude 2006; Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Law Review; Order of the Coif)