Bradley R. Schneider has more than fifteen years of experience representing clients, both plaintiffs and defendants, in high-stakes, complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts around the country, as well as domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Schneider has successfully represented clients at every stage of litigation, from motion to dismiss briefing to trial and appeal. He has extensive experience representing clients, across a range of industries, in contractual disputes, bankruptcy-related matters, legal malpractice, and intellectual property disputes. In addition to representing clients in active litigation matters, Mr. Schneider has also assisted clients in resolving disputes out of court.

Mr. Schneider spends much of his free time giving back to the community and currently serves as a Board Member for Mental Health Advocacy Services, an organization that provides free legal services for individuals struggling with mental illness. Mr. Schneider attended law school at UCLA, where he graduated first in his class. He lives in South Pasadena with his wife and two daughters.

Education

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 2004

  • Lawrence Irell Prize for Highest GPA
  • Barry Russell Award for Excellence in Federal Courts
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence
  • UCLA Law Review, Editor
  • Criminal Law Teaching Fellow

University of California at San Diego, B.A., Economics, 2000

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Seymour Harris Award for Most Outstanding Student in Economics
  • Summa cum laude

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, September 2004—September 2005

  • Judicial Clerk, Hon. Arthur L. Alarcón

Complex Commercial Litigation and Appeals

  • Helped lead a trial team that successfully defended a major pharmaceutical company in a two-week arbitration where the plaintiff sought more than $100 million, including drafting the pre-trial brief, cross-examining the plaintiff’s key expert witness, and conducting direct examination of two critical defense witnesses.
  • Assisted in successfully defending Wells Fargo Bank in a seven-week jury and bench trial in federal district court which plaintiffs sought hundreds of millions of dollars of damages based on alleged mismanagement of investments.
  • Successfully argued an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirming district court and bankruptcy court’s dismissal with prejudice of claims against his clients by a chapter 7 trustee.
  • Successfully defended a consortium of term lenders against $600 million claims asserted by the GM bankruptcy estate.
  • Successfully defended a syndicate of banks against claims asserted by an investor in the Thomas Petters Ponzi scheme.
  • Experience litigating a wide range of legal disputes, including complex contractual disputes, bankruptcy matters, legal malpractice, and intellectual property claims.
  • Responsible for drafting case documents, arguments, and strategy including numerous motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and discovery motions on behalf of various clients.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Mental Health Advocacy Services.
  • Southern California Super Lawyer: Up-and-Coming Rising Stars – Bankruptcy Litigation, 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyer: Up-and-Coming Rising Stars – Business Litigation, 2016
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
    Of Counsel, April 2014—June 2022
    Associate, October 2005—April 2014
  • California, 2004
  • U.S. District Courts
    Central and Northern Districts of California
    Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court