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Practice Areas

Brian Spears practices in the area of government investigations, white-collar defense and regulatory enforcement. His practice also includes appeals, commercial litigation, employment law, securities litigation and internal investigations. He has significant trial and appellate experience in federal and state court.


Partner, Spears Manning & Martini LLC (2013 to present); Partner, Levett Rockwood (2005-2013); Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Connecticut (1998-2005); Associate, Zeldes Needle & Cooper (1994-1998); Law Clerk, Hon. Warren W. Eginton, U.S. District Judge (1993-1994); Law Clerk Barry Schaller Connecticut Appellate Court (1992-1993).

Professional Memberships

Federal Bar Council; Connecticut Bar Association; American Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Work Highlights

•Successfully tried to a jury a dispute involving break-up of medical practice resulting in multi-million-dollar verdict in favor of our client.

•Served as co-trial counsel with multinational law firm in defense of charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

•Conducted dozens of internal investigations for pharmaceutical company.

•Representation of multiple companies and organizations in connection with opioid-related matters.

•Representation of multiple clients facing insider trading charges.

•Successfully defended client facing federal investigation regarding criminal tax and financial reporting laws.

•Represented clients in connection with anti-money laundering investigations.

•Represented multiple clients in connection with appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

•Representation of individual in connection with an environmental and maritime investigation.

•Successfully tried a civil securities fraud case in the United States District Court in Connecticut.