Brian Wong joined the Firm in 2008, following a clerkship with Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Since joining the firm, he has drafted briefs in a number of state and federal courts, including state appellate courts, several US Courts of Appeals, and the US Supreme Court, which have involved a wide range of subject matters, including administrative law, antitrust, mortgage-securitization litigation, federal preemption, product liability, arbitration, attorney-client privilege, federal jurisdiction, Daubert and expert testimony, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, choice-of-law, class certification, and the enforcement of judgments.
In addition to his appellate work, Brian regularly works closely with trial counsel to present and preserve issues for later review by drafting and reviewing motions to dismiss and other potentially dispositive motions. Brian also has experience pursuing interlocutory review of significant trial court orders.
While at Mayer Brown, Brian has undertaken a number of pro bono matters, including writing a number of amicus briefs on topics such as lowering barriers to voter registration; abolishing life-without-parole sentences for juveniles convicted of non-homicide crimes; and public trial rights for defendants in the military justice system. Brian was appointed by the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to represent pro se individuals in two recent cases, the first involving the right to counsel in civil cases and the second arising from the dismissal of a § 2255 federal habeas petition. Brian briefed and argued both appeals.
Brian received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Teaching Fellow and a Features and Symposium Editor for the Yale Law Journal. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he majored in physics.
- District of Columbia, 2009
- California, 2007
- US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2011
- US Supreme Court, 2011
- US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2012
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2012
- US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2009
- US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2011
- US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2009
- US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2012
- US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 2011
- US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2011