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As comfortable arguing to a jury or arbitrator as he is to an appellate panel, Bryan Ketroser concentrates his practice on securities litigation, complex commercial litigation and SEC investigations. He represents technology companies, entrepreneurs, officers, directors, employees and shareholders in high-stakes matters in California, Delaware, and other courts throughout the US. 

In one recent engagement, Bryan helped achieve a full defense verdict for a software company and its chief executive officer. The plaintiff, a former shareholder, sought millions in damages and alleged breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and more. Bryan drafted early dispositive motions that dismissed many of the plaintiff ’s claims, then succeeded in discrediting one of the plaintiff ’s primary witnesses. Ultimately, Bryan and his team defeated all claims and secured an award of attorneys’ fees and costs. 

In another recent matter, Bryan materially contributed to the dismissal of a former chief financial officer of a Fortune 500 semiconductor company from a shareholder class action seeking nearly $100 million. 

Outside of court, Bryan regularly assists clients in achieving their goals through prelitigation counseling and aggressive representation in settlement negotiation. 

A graduate of Yale Law School, Bryan is a frequent speaker on the use of financial information in strategy, transactions and casework, and has been published in both Law360 and The Daily Journal. Benchmark Litigation has recognized Bryan as a 2021 California Litigation Star and, before that, repeatedly included him in its “40 & Under Hot List.” Bryan also has been selected to Super Lawyers for 2020 and 2021. 

Updated Sep 2021