Duke University, J.D., summa cum laude, 2019; Valedictorian; Order of the Coif; Editor, Duke Law Journal
High Point University, B.S. summa cum laude, 2014
Brendan Biffany represents clients in complex commercial and employment disputes. He has a broad range of experience litigating significant business disputes and class actions in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Brendan has particularly deep knowledge of state and federal wage-and-hour laws and regularly represents employers in defense of class actions alleging violations of those laws. He also represents clients in litigation involving employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, covenants not to compete, and misappropriation of trade secrets. In addition to his litigation practice, Brendan counsels employers on labor and employment issues.
Honors & Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America, One to Watch, bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization, commercial litigation; 2023-24
Wage and Hour Litigation
Represents a national fast-food chain in defense of a wage-and-hour class action consisting of more than 5,000 employees who assert claims of off-the-clock work.
Represents a state agency in defense of a wage-and-hour class action consisting of more than 15,000 employees who together assert claims for tens of millions of dollars in damages.
Represents a national fast-food chain in defense of a wage-and-hour collective action asserting misclassification claims.
Represents a regional brewing taproom in defense of a wage-and-hour class action by tipped employees who allege tip credit violations.
Business and Employment Litigation
Obtained summary judgment for an employer in an action by a former employee who alleged he was discharged in retaliation for engaging in protected activity.
Represents a startup biotechnology company in defense of claims of trade-secret misappropriation and other business torts.
Represents a public company in defense of a multimillion-dollar lease dispute in the North Carolina Business Court.
Represents executives and physicians in separation-related disputes, including securing millions of dollars in cash and incentive compensation for a public-company executive upon her separation from her employer.
Regularly represents employers in defense of claims of employment discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.