Brandon S. Reif is managing partner of the Los Angeles office of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP and shares responsibility for its management and operations. He is a trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience who regularly tries cases to verdict. Mr. Reif is persistent and creative when it comes to settlement negotiations and he regularly resolves cases before trial on terms favorable to his clients.
Mr. Reif is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ rated attorney. He has been selected to Southern California's Super Lawyer List for year 2015 and 2016 and Southern California's Super Lawyer Rising Stars List for years 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is a frequent author and speaker at legal and business industry events.
Mr. Reif represents the securities and financial services industries in lawsuits, arbitrations and regulatory enforcement actions. He defends clients in securities class action cases. He also represents clients with examinations and investigations by the SEC, SROs and state regulators.
Mr. Reif also has extensive experience in the area of professional liability defense. He defends accountants and auditors, attorneys and law firms, architects and engineers, estate planners, insurance professionals (agents, agencies and issuers) and real estate professionals (auctioneers, agents, brokers, financiers, lenders and escrow officers) in professional negligence, breach of contract and fraud lawsuits. Additionally, he has employment law experience representing employees and employers in discrimination, harassment, wage/hour and wrongful termination lawsuits.
Mr. Reif is a 1997 graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where he earned his B.A. in English and Criminal Justice. He attended the University of Miami School of Law, receiving his J.D., cum laude, in 2000. Mr. Reif is admitted to practice law in California and New York and various federal district and appellate courts throughout the country.