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Provided by Bryan O Balogh

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Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Broker-Dealer Disputes

Class Action

Commercial Arbitration

Mediators & Arbitrators

Product Liability

Automotive

Financial Institutions

Financial Institution Disputes

Professional Liability

Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance

Securities Litigation

Environmental

Career

Bryan Balogh is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Birmingham office focusing his practice on complex business litigation involving disputes with significant risk and damages, with a particular emphasis on class action litigation involving corporations and financial institutions.

Industry sources praise Mr. Balogh on his practice, saying:

"He is extremely knowledgeable and an expert on class actions. He also has a good demeanor with judges and other lawyers, he will take the higher ground and get the best result because of it."

– Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023 guide

In addition, Mr. Balogh has experience in the areas of professional liability defense, product manufacturing, telecommunications litigation, broker-dealer litigation and mortgage litigation.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Balogh was partner for a Southeast regional law firm in its Birmingham office.

Professional Memberships

Alabama State Bar, Character & Fitness Committee, 2017-Present; Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2020-2022

Birmingham Bar Association, Grievance Committee, Multiple Terms; Mentoring Committee, Bulletin Committee and Court Liaison Committee

America Bar Association

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar

Personal

Covenant Presbyterian Church -- Currently serving as Elder; Past Chairman of the Diaconate; Sunday School Teacher

Camp Smile-A-Mile -- Past Member of Board of Directors

Center for Executive Leadership -- Advisory Committee for Individual Minister

Experience

Represented major telecommunications company in a nationwide class action involving claims of improper activation of stolen devices resulting in successful defeat of class certification.

Successfully defended a major corporation against spoliation claims following contentious ESI disputes. See Danny Lynn Elec. & Plumbing, LLC v. Veolia ES Solid Waste Southeast, Inc., Slip Copy, 2012 WL 1571314 (M.D. Ala. May 4, 2012).

Successfully resolved a seven-figure dispute on behalf of large national bank arising from a letter of credit to secure purchase money financing for oil pump units in Texas.

Defended large national bank in a series of cases involving the unauthorized transfer of substantial customer assets arising from sophisticated third-party, phishing activities.

Successfully represented major law firm in legal malpractice action arising from the alleged negligent failure to properly construct a multi-million dollar bond issue. The favorable decision was subsequently affirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court. See Coilplus-Alabama, Inc. v. Vann, 53 So. 3d 898 (Ala. 2010).

Represented a global environmental waste company in a series of nationwide class actions pending in Alabama, Georgia, and Illinois alleging improper pricing and billing practices. Among other things, successfully secured dismissal of RICO claims against corporation, corporate subsidiaries, and high-level officers. See Danny Lynn Electrical & Plumbing, LLC v. Veolia ES Solid Waste Southeast, Inc., 2011 WL 2893629, RICO Bus. Disp. Guide 12,096 (M.D. Ala. July 19, 2011); Danny Lynn Electrical & Plumbing, LLC v. Veolia ES Solid Waste Southeast, Inc., 2010 WL 51356, RICO Bus. Disp. Guide 11,973 (M.D. Ala. December 9, 2010).

Successfully tried to verdict a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case filed in Tampa, Florida on behalf of a large national bank.

Successfully tried a mortgage fraud and loan servicing case filed in Miami, Florida on behalf of a large national bank in which significant damages were claimed by the Plaintiff.

Represented a national financial institution in matters related to unauthorized wire transfers conducted by cybercriminals who fraudulently gained access to account holder credentials and personal information.

Represented a health care company in a dispute with a regional financial institution in matters related to unauthorized Automated Clearing House ("ACH") transactions.

Defending large mining corporation in a class action alleging environmental contamination caused by radon, Radium-226, and gamma radiation.

Defending corporation in a series of class actions alleging environmental contamination caused by on-site wastewater spill that flowed into public waterways.

Defending multinational corporation in matters arising from alleged violations of Clean Water Act and other environmental matters arising from construction project.

Defending national corporation in a class action challenging its consumer billing practices in California.

Successfully represented three separate national waste management companies in class actions filed throughout the country arising from allegations that their energy and environmental fee structures were improper and illegal.

Represented national corporation in environmental mass action arising from alleged air and surface contamination brought by landowners.

Education

Auburn University

B.S.

1992

Cumberland School of Law at Samford University

J.D.

1995

Awards

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

The Best Lawyers in America®

2023

Class Action

Mid-South Super Lawyers

2023

Business Litigation

Alabama Super Lawyers

2014

Class Action

Alabama Super Lawyers

2015

Curia Honoris Honorary

Cumberland School of Law

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