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February 2021

Brian Booker Returns to Gordon & Rees as Partner in Phoenix Office

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani welcomes back Brian Booker as a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office. Booker joins the firm’s Insurance, Product & General Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Environmental/Toxic Tort, and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Booker re-joins the firm after serving as Vice President and General Counsel at a major global distributor of electronic components.

Booker’s practice includes extensive experience defending product manufacturers in the context of property damage and catastrophic injury/wrongful death, including automotive products, towing/trailers, fire litigation, chemical substance exposure involving both industrial and household products. He also has extensive experience litigating matters involving general business disputes, insurance bad faith, real estate litigation, professional liability including legal malpractice defense, direct sales/multi-level marketing, financial services, manufacturing, and dram shop and general premises liability.

He has represented many corporations and individuals in actions involving business torts, including business and personal defamation claims, fraud/misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets/proprietary information, tortious interference and unfair competition.  He has also represented financial institutions and consumer financial services companies in wire fraud actions and in FCRA, FDCPA, and state law claims, as well as residential and commercial mortgage brokers in state courts and state regulatory actions.

“We are very excited that Brian is coming back to us,” said Phoenix office managing partner Leon Silver.  “His leadership, mentoring, and immense trial skills will once again provide great benefits to clients throughout the firm and to the growth of the Phoenix office.”

Booker is admitted to practice in Arizona and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Booker has earned a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent peer review rating and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® and Southwest Super Lawyers® for Business/Commercial litigation.

He earned his law degree from The University of Virginia School of Law and undergraduate degree from Stanford University.