Brian Field is a Senior Counsel with significant experience litigating cases spanning an array of subject areas in trial and appellate courts. Brian has handled class actions, contract disputes, tort claims, constitutional claims, and cases involving the interpretation of federal statutes and regulations. Through that work, Brian has developed an expertise representing clients throughout the discovery process, motions practice, and at trial. Brian has also briefed and argued many cases in appellate courts.
Before joining Schaerr Jaffe, Brian served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. In that role, Brian represented the United States in all stages of civil litigation, with an emphasis on defending the United States against employment discrimination, FOIA, Federal Tort Claims Act, Administrative Procedure Act, immigration, and Bivens claims. Brian handled multiple jury and bench trials and argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Brian also received numerous merit-based awards for exceptional achievement.
Before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney, Brian was an Associate at Bancroft PLLC, where his work included representing publicly traded companies against False Claims Act allegations and shareholder class actions, representing state political parties in regulatory challenges, and representing the State of South Carolina at trial in defense of its voter ID law. Brian also participated in representing clients before state and federal appellate courts, including briefing several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Brian also assisted the firm's corporate governance work, advising clients on statutory and regulatory matters, participating in due diligence for potential acquisitions, and counseling clients through internal and federal investigations.
Earlier in his career, Brian served as a political appointee at the Department of Defense during the George W. Bush administration. Brian is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Messiah College.
Brian has also published scholarly works in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, the University of Iowa Journal of International Law and Contemporary Problems, and for the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law
- Messiah College
- District of Columbia
- Illinois (inactive)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia