Overview

Bryan Balogh is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Birmingham office. Mr. Balogh focuses his practice on complex business litigation involving disputes with significant risk and damages, with a particular emphasis on class action litigation involving corporations and financial institutions.

Industry sources praise Mr. Balogh on his practice, saying:

"Bryan brings reason and critical thought to every tough matter. His ability to clearly and convincingly speak and write are rare to find in one attorney."
"He is extremely knowledgeable and an expert on class actions. He also has a good demeanor with judges and other lawyers, he will take the higher ground and get the best result because of it."

– Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business

In addition, Mr. Balogh has experience in the areas of professional liability defense, product manufacturing, telecommunications litigation, broker-dealer litigation and mortgage litigation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Balogh was partner for a Southeast regional law firm in its Birmingham office.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully represented a financial services institution in a class action lawsuit filed in California resulting in the denial of class certification
  • Successfully represented a large company in an environmental class action resulting in the denial of class certification
  • Represented a major automotive manufacturer in various forms of litigation involving supplier-related issues
  • Successfully represented an automotive manufacturer in Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) class action
  • Represented a major telecommunications company in a nationwide class action involving claims of improper activation of stolen devices resulting in successful defeat of class certification
  • Successfully defended a major corporation against spoliation claims involving electronically stored information (ESI) disputes
  • Successfully represented a major law firm in legal malpractice action arising from the alleged negligent failure to properly construct a multimillion-dollar bond issue; a favorable decision was subsequently affirmed by the Supreme Court of Alabama
  • Defending a national corporation in a class action challenging its consumer billing practices in California

  • Successfully resolved a seven-figure dispute on behalf of a large national bank arising from a letter of credit to secure purchase money financing for oil pump units in Texas
  • Defended a large national bank in a series of cases involving the unauthorized transfer of substantial customer assets arising from sophisticated third-party phishing activities
  • Successfully tried to verdict a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed in Florida on behalf of a large national bank
  • Successfully tried a mortgage fraud and loan servicing case filed in Florida on behalf of a large national bank in which significant damages were claimed by the plaintiff
  • Represented a national financial institution in matters related to unauthorized wire transfers conducted by cybercriminals who fraudulently gained access to account holder credentials and personal information
  • Represented a healthcare company in a dispute with a regional financial institution in matters related to unauthorized automated clearing house (ACH) transactions

  • Represented a global environmental waste company in a series of nationwide class actions pending in Alabama, Georgia and Illinois alleging improper pricing and billing practices; also successfully secured dismissal of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) claims against corporation, corporate subsidiaries and high-level officers
  • Defending a large mining corporation in a class action alleging environmental contamination caused by radon, Radium-226 and gamma radiation
  • Defending a corporation in a series of class actions alleging environmental contamination caused by an on-site wastewater spill that flowed into public waterways
  • Defending a multinational corporation in matters arising from alleged violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and other environmental matters arising from a construction project
  • Successfully represented three separate national waste management companies in class actions filed throughout the country arising from allegations that their energy and environmental fee structures were improper and illegal
  • Represented a national corporation in an environmental mass action arising from alleged air and surface contamination brought by landowners

Credentials

Education
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Auburn University, B.S., Finance
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Alabama
Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Memberships
  • Alabama State Bar, Character & Fitness Committee, 2017-Present; Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2020-2022
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee, Multiple Terms; Mentoring Committee, Bulletin Committee and Court Liaison Committee
  • America Bar Association
  • DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, 2022-Present
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Litigation: General Commercial, 2022-Present
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, Class Action, 2014-Present
  • Alabama Super Lawyers magazine, Class Action, 2015; Business Litigation, 2014
  • Curia Honoris, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1995

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