Brendan Quigley represents clients in both government and internal investigations and complex commercial disputes. He is an experienced, first-chair trial lawyer, having tried a dozen jury cases to verdict while an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, including multiple securities fraud trials and complex cases involving classified information.
Before becoming a lawyer, Brendan served for four years as a combat-arms officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he first developed the rigor, attention to detail, and tenacity that he uses to help get the best results for clients today.
Since joining Baker Botts, Brendan has represented both individuals and companies in the fintech, energy, engineering, financial services, and technology sectors. His investigations and white-collar defense experience includes multiple matters before various branches of the U.S. Department of Justice, the New York Attorney General, and foreign regulators. He also counsels clients on regulatory and compliance issues related to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and sanctions, the False Claims Act, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
In the commercial disputes area, he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, and appeared in matters in federal district courts, federal bankruptcy courts, and New York State courts and in arbitration proceedings. Drawing on his experience as a prosecutor, these matters have often involved allegations of fraud and/or corruption.
Immediately prior to joining Baker Botts, Brendan spent almost seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), becoming a senior member of the Office's Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit and one of its most seasoned trial lawyers.
Brendan also served for several years in SDNY's Terrorism and International Narcotics Unit, where he gained extensive experience investigating and litigating matters involving sanctions and export control, cybercrime, money laundering, and espionage, including numerous matters involving classified information and litigation under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and the Classified Information Procedures Act.
Earlier in his legal career, Brendan spent a year clerking for the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco, then a U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of New York, now of the Second Circuit.
Between 2001 and 2005, Brendan served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He completed two tours of combat duty in Iraq and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.