Brian Calandra joined Pomerantz in June 2019 as Of Counsel. He has extensive experience in securities, antitrust, complex commercial, and white-collar matters in federal and state courts nationwide. Brian has represented issuers, underwriters, and individuals in securities class actions involving the financial, telecommunications, real estate, and pharmaceutical industries. He has also represented financial institutions in antitrust class actions concerning foreign exchange; supra-national, sub-sovereign and agency bonds; bonds issued by the government of Mexico; and credit card fees.
Brian has written multiple times on developments in securities law and other topics, including co-authoring an overview of insider trading law and enforcement for Practical Compliance & Risk Management for the Securities Industry, co-authoring an analysis of anti-corruption compliance risks posed by sovereign wealth funds for Risk & Compliance, and authoring an analysis of the effects of the 2005 Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act on women in bankruptcy for theWomen’s Rights Law Reporter.
Before joining Pomerantz, Brian was a litigation associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Brian graduated from Rutgers School of Law-Newark in 2009, cum laude, Order of the Coif. While at Rutgers, Brian was co-editor-in-chief of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter and received the Justice Henry E. Ackerson Prize for Distinction in Legal Skills and the Carol Russ Memorial Prize for Distinction in Promoting Women’s Rights.
Brian is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the State of New Jersey, the United States Supreme Court, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York and District of New Jersey.