Bradley R. Schneider

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Brad Schneider is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Schneider has a broad range of litigation experience, having represented clients in major antitrust, telecommunications, False Claims Act and other matters in state and federal court. In recent years, Mr. Schneider has focused his practice on bankruptcy litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in major adversary proceedings, avoidance actions and claim allowance and estimation proceedings. Significant experience in bankruptcy litigation includes representing:

  • Covington & Burling LLP in a lawsuit filed by the liquidating debtor, Heller Ehrman LLP. The case involved allegations concerning 14 former Heller IP litigators who joined Covington in 2008. In addition, Heller asserted claims relating to California’s so-called “Jewel” doctrine. Under a settlement reached in July 2011, Heller agreed to retract all claims of wrongdoing against Covington and the former shareholders, who paid nothing for the release of these claims. Covington settled the Jewel claims on extremely favorable terms.
  • Adelphia Communications Corp. against Motorola in a case arising from Motorola’s alleged aiding and abetting of fraudulent accounting practices at Adelphia. Mr. Schneider was part of the Munger Tolles team that tried the case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and, in a post-trial settlement, obtained a $68 million recovery for Adelphia’s estate.
  • Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta in the bankruptcy proceedings of Station Casinos Inc. and its affiliated debtors in successfully opposing (along with the debtor and other secured creditors) a motion by the Unsecured Creditors Committee to obtain standing to bring claims arising from Station’s 2008 leveraged buyout.
  • A medical device manufacturer in seeking to estimate claims asserted against it by a rival firm after the firm obtained a jury verdict that forced the client into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The estimation proceedings culminated in a settlement that set the stage for the client’s successful emergence from bankruptcy.
  • The former independent directors of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. and IndyMac Bank, F.S.B. in an adversary proceeding pending in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
  • Abbott Laboratories Annuity Retirement Trust in fraudulent transfer litigation arising from the Tribune Company’s leveraged buyout. 

In recognition of his achievements in bankruptcy litigation, Southern California Super Lawyers named Mr. Schneider a Rising Star in Bankruptcy for 2010 and 2011.

In additional to bankruptcy litigation, Mr. Schneider also has wide-ranging experience in general commercial litigation. Most recently, he represented Warner Bros. in litigation with Charlie Sheen arising from his termination from the series “Two and a Half Men.”

Mr. Schneider joined Munger Tolles in 2005 following a clerkship with Judge Arthur Alarcòn of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated first in his class from UCLA School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the Barry Russell Award for Excellence in Federal Courts. Mr. Schneider graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the UC San Diego, where he was awarded the Seymour Harris Award as the most outstanding student in economics. 

 

Brad Schneider is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Mr. Schneider has a broad range of litigation experience, having represented clients in major antitrust, telecommunications, False Claims Act and other matters in state and federal court. In recent years, Mr. Schneider has focused his practice on bankruptcy litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in major adversary proceedings, avoidance actions and claim allowance and estimation proceedings. Significant experience in bankruptcy litigation includes representing:

  • Covington & Burling LLP in a lawsuit filed by the liquidating debtor, Heller Ehrman LLP. The case involved allegations concerning 14 former Heller IP litigators who joined Covington in 2008. In addition, Heller asserted claims relating to California’s so-called “Jewel” doctrine. Under a settlement reached in July 2011, Heller agreed to retract all claims of wrongdoing against Covington and the former shareholders, who paid nothing for the release of these claims. Covington settled the Jewel claims on extremely favorable terms.
  • Adelphia Communications Corp. against Motorola in a case arising from Motorola’s alleged aiding and abetting of fraudulent accounting practices at Adelphia. Mr. Schneider was part of the Munger Tolles team that tried the case in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York and, in a post-trial settlement, obtained a $68 million recovery for Adelphia’s estate.
  • Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta in the bankruptcy proceedings of Station Casinos Inc. and its affiliated debtors in successfully opposing (along with the debtor and other secured creditors) a motion by the Unsecured Creditors Committee to obtain standing to bring claims arising from Station’s 2008 leveraged buyout.
  • A medical device manufacturer in seeking to estimate claims asserted against it by a rival firm after the firm obtained a jury verdict that forced the client into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The estimation proceedings culminated in a settlement that set the stage for the client’s successful emergence from bankruptcy.
  • The former independent directors of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. and IndyMac Bank, F.S.B. in an adversary proceeding pending in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.
  • Abbott Laboratories Annuity Retirement Trust in fraudulent transfer litigation arising from the Tribune Company’s leveraged buyout. 

In recognition of his achievements in bankruptcy litigation, Southern California Super Lawyers named Mr. Schneider a Rising Star in Bankruptcy for 2010 and 2011.

In additional to bankruptcy litigation, Mr. Schneider also has wide-ranging experience in general commercial litigation. Most recently, he represented Warner Bros. in litigation with Charlie Sheen arising from his termination from the series “Two and a Half Men.”

Mr. Schneider joined Munger Tolles in 2005 following a clerkship with Judge Arthur Alarcòn of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He graduated first in his class from UCLA School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review and was awarded the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and the Barry Russell Award for Excellence in Federal Courts. Mr. Schneider graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the UC San Diego, where he was awarded the Seymour Harris Award as the most outstanding student in economics.