Brennan H. Meier’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, data privacy and white-collar criminal defense.

Practice & Background

After earning his undergraduate degree with honors from Duke University, Mr. Meier spent two years teaching in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a member of Teach for America. After teaching, Mr. Meier attended Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he received his J.D. magna cum laude. During law school, Mr. Meier served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas, as well as serving as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office, Dallas Division.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Meier served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jane J. Boyle of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas.

Representative Matters

Mr. Meier’s recent representations include:

  • drafted, argued and won summary judgment in favor of a publicly traded company in a products liability action, averting a potential multimillion-dollar judgment against the firm’s client
  • won a jury verdict in federal district court related to data privacy causes of action, including selecting the jury, examining witnesses and delivering the closing argument
  • argued and won a favorable outcome in a preliminary injunction hearing related to misappropriation of trade secrets claims against a firm client
  • provided analysis and guidance in securing  a favorable settlement for secured lenders in Securities and Exchange Commission receivership litigation related to a real estate Ponzi scheme.

Community Involvement

  • member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • associate member of The Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court
  • member of the Duke University Alumni Association.

Speaking Engagements

  • panelist, Judicial Clerkship Panel Discussion, SMU Dedman School of Law (Spring 2013)
  • panelist, Review of Litigation Panel Discussion, University of Texas School of Law (Spring 2014).