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Brendon DeMay is a first-chair trial lawyer who advises finance, technology, retail, and media clients in securities, antitrust, and contractual matters in federal and state court litigation and arbitrations. He currently represents investors and bank trustees in RMBS litigations, and he serves as plaintiffs’ liaison counsel in dozens of coordinated actions. Brendon recently briefed, argued, and won an appeal in two RMBS matters, obtaining a reversal of the trial court’s dismissal and reviving claims worth hundreds of millions of dollars. As a member of the trial team in the Lehman Brothers RMBS bankruptcy dispute, he helped obtain a $2.4 billion verdict for investors. He also represented PetSmart in a covenants dispute regarding $8 billion in debt obligations. Brendon was recently lead counsel in an arbitration among partners in a joint venture, and currently represents multiple defendants in securities litigation arising out of the Luckin Coffee scandal. Brendon has been named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List since 2017. 

During his career, he has also represented Visa Inc. in contractual disputes related to antitrust proceedings; a national retailer in private lawsuits and criminal and civil investigations related to insider trading and securities fraud; a major bookseller in antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice and state attorneys general relating to e-books, as well as antitrust and patent litigation over e-reader technology; a major pharmaceutical company in antitrust litigation; a large chipmaker in patent litigation; and large companies in M&A litigation. His pro bono work includes appellate, housing, and family law matters, including a case in which he prevailed at trial, in the Appellate Division, and in the New York Court of Appeals. 

Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, Brendon was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and clerked for Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as the managing editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. Before becoming a lawyer, Brendon appeared in numerous professional productions as an actor and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Citation for Best Actor. 

Key Practice Areas:

  • Antitrust
  • Appellate
  • Business & Commercial
  • Civil Litigation
  • Securities
  • White Collar Crime


Year Joined Firm: 2013

Education: Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.); Harvard University (A.B.)


Updated July 2022