Brian Hill focuses on complex commercial cases and has extensive experience litigating cases involving fiduciary and other professional liability, class actions, government contract disputes and false claims and intellectual property rights. He has significant experience in local and federal courts in the District of Columbia and the surrounding area, including the "Rocket Docket" of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Hill's fiduciary litigation experience includes multimillion dollar claims involving the fiduciary duties of corporate shareholders, directors, officers, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plan fiduciaries and investment managers and inside and outside counsel. He has represented corporations, insurers, non-profits and beneficiaries in actions alleging breach of fiduciary duties by directors, officers, plan fiduciaries, agents and trustees.
- Hunter, et al. v. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (N.D. Tex) (appeal pending). Representation of holding company and operating subsidiary in putative class action alleging violations of ERISA, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. Motion to dismiss granted.
- The Family Federation for World Peace and Unification v. Moon (D.C. Super. Ct) (pending). Representation of Unification Church entities in an action against the current directors of a non-profit corporation. Claims include breach of fiduciary duty against corporate directors, trustee and agent.
- Davis, et al. v. PBGC (D.D.C.). Representation of more than 1,700 retired pilots of US Airways, Inc. in federal district court against the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (PBGC). This ERISA-based action, emanating out of US Airways' bankruptcy and its related decision to effect a distress termination of its pension plan, asserted several claims for equitable and declaratory relief, including that PBGC failed to properly investigate breaches of fiduciary duty by prior plan managers.
- Rutherford v. Group Hospitalization and Medical Services (D.D.C.). Representation of health insurer in putative class action alleging violation of consumer protection act and breach of fiduciary duty. Case was settled and dismissed.
- Kopy Kween, Inc. v. March (D.C. Super. Ct). Representation of individual in action brought by former employer for breach of a confidentiality and non-competition agreement. Case was settled and dismissed. Successfully opposed plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction prior to dismissal.
Rankings and Recognition
- National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts of 2002 (No. 74)
- Legal 500: Labor & Employment: ERISA Litigation, 2013 - 2015
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association
- Member, Section of Public Contract Law, American Bar Association
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States Court of Federal Claims
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Clerk, The Honorable John M. Steadman, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1996
- B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, summa cum laude, 1993