Brian G. Leary is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office and is the Practice Group Leader for the Boston Region of the Corporate, M&A and Securities Group. He regularly advises several national and global companies on legal and business considerations in deal negotiation, litigation avoidance, customer management, sales channel and supply chain development and management, intellectual property (IP) protection, regulatory strategy and dispute resolution.
In addition, Mr. Leary has led the defense of high-stakes litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country.
Mr. Leary's experience includes:
Mr. Leary has negotiated settlements with and collaborated on the drafting of regulations and legislation with several divisions within the Office of the Attorney General and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as with numerous executive branch departments of states.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Leary was the founder and CEO of Mogall, Inc., one of the early pioneers of the social networking phenomenon, and later Arctius Corp., a developer of knowledge management software. Arctius was acquired by a national consulting firm in 2001.
Prior to founding Mogall, Mr. Leary was a nationally recognized reporter and anchor for Boston's WCVB-TV. In 1997, he received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, considered to be broadcasting's Pulitzer Prize, for his investigative reporting on the Massachusetts Probate Court. Mr. Leary reported extensively from overseas. In 1999, he was awarded the National Society of Professional Journalists' top prize for his reporting from Cuba.
In 2012, Mr. Leary was appointed as chairman of the City of Boston's gaming commission, officially known as the Host Community Advisory Committee, by Mayor Thomas Menino.
Mr. Leary is an active volunteer with several nonprofit organizations in the Boston area. For the past 20 years, he has run an annual charity golf tournament that has raised more than $4 million for homeless services in Boston.
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