Overview

Brittney M. Edwards is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas and New York offices. Ms. Edwards focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, government investigations and enforcement actions, and corporate governance and internal investigations.

Representative Experience

  • Served as second-chair trial counsel in two-week federal murder-for-hire trial, including cross-examination of two witnesses; interviewed expert witnesses and prepared direct examination for same; developed strategy for and drafted motion for reconsideration of decision on motion to dismiss, pre- and post-trial motions, and jury instructions and related briefing; handled post-trial hearing on location and conditions of incarceration; on appeal, developed strategy for and drafted appellate and reply briefs; developed strategy and helped prepare for appellate argument
  • Provided strategy for responding to Office of Inspector General (OIG) subpoena and civil investigative demand (CID) in a False Claims Act (FCA) investigation; interviewed client representatives and drafted interview memoranda; led discovery-related calls with client and Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA); managed document review process and contract attorneys
  • Represented an individual in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action alleging securities fraud in connection with deceptive trading practices; assisted with case strategy and settlement negotiations
  • Represented a medical practice and physician in a confidential arbitration proceeding; successfully argued a pre-hearing motion; developed strategy for and drafted successful pre-hearing motions and a mediation statement; handled meet-and-confers with opposing counsel and negotiated settlement agreement
  • Represented a multinational bank in a breach of fiduciary duty action in federal court; worked directly with client representatives to draft declarations supporting summary judgment motion; drafted mediation statement as well as developed strategy for and managed a significant document collection and review
  • Served as second chair on numerous depositions in $10 million business dispute involving various business torts and fraud; assisted with drafting Rule 56.1 statement and supporting record citations; on appeal, drafted motion to strike and opposed motion to file supplemental appendix; conducted legal research for trial court and appellate court briefing
  • Drafted summary judgment motion in $5 million-plus breach of contract action in federal court
  • Drafted winning lack of personal jurisdiction argument for a motion to dismiss contract and quasi-contract claims in state court; helped develop strategy for motion to dismiss and briefing concerning related procedural issues
  • Provided lead strategy in tortious interference case in state court; appeared for preliminary and status conferences, argued discovery-related issues, and led meet-and-confers with opposing counsel; drafted mediation statement

Credentials

Education
  • Pace University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Memberships
  • Women's White Collar Defense Association, 2020-Present
  • Federal Bar Association; Qui Tam Section, 2020-Present
  • Junior League of Dallas, 2021-Present
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, New York Metro Super Lawyers magazine, 2016-2021

Publications

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