Bryan S. Neft
Member
Pittsburgh, PA
office 412.325.3317
mobile 412.720.4245
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Mr. Neft’s primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, health care, and toxic tort. His practice is focused on commercial litigation and toxic torts, with experience in antitrust, banking and lender regulatory matters, business torts, competition and trade secrets, consumer protection, contractual disputes, environmental law, ERISA, fair debt collection, false advertising, health care, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, shareholder and corporate control disputes, product liability, accountants’ liability, and insurance bad faith and unfair insurance practices.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Experience

  • Representing a large integrated health care system in an antitrust challenge to its merger with a specialty hospital, coordinating all facets of preliminary injunction proceedings, including the coordination of 20 attorneys in extensive document review and production
  • Representing health care practice groups in antitrust and contractual disputes brought by former practice physicians
  • Assisting a Fortune 100 company in substantial toxic tort litigation in western Pennsylvania, including the development of litigation and trial strategies
  • Representing a variety of defendants in asbestos litigation including airlines, tractor manufacturers, school districts, and small family businesses
  • Representing a Fortune 500 asbestos-coated wire and cable manufacturer in toxic tort litigation, which resulted in the dismissal of all claims in Pennsylvania brought by more than 200 electricians, and trial preparation and participation in the largest toxic tort mass trial in West Virginia, involving more than 1,800 plaintiffs
  • Assisting closed corporations and partnerships in shareholder and business disputes
  • Representing a purchaser of raw materials against a shipper for contaminating a shipment and making it unusable for its intended purpose
  • Representing a tax collector in class actions cases alleging improper imposition of fees and costs
  • Representing a company in a favorable settled trade secret case in which a forensic computer search of a former employee’s hard drive revealed deleted email correspondence of the client’s trade secrets to a new employer
  • Representing a health maintenance organization in a contract dispute with more than 80 pharmacies for recovery of overpayments under HMO participating pharmacy agreements
  • Representing insureds in disputes with insurance carriers and third-party payers over mismanagement of workers’ compensation programs and for reclamation of collateral

 
Asbestos Litigation Health Care Law Litigation Battle Group - Litigation Product Liability Litigation Toxic Tort Litigation

Distinctions

  • Distinguished™ Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation—Insurance
 
 

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar
  • Ohio State Bar
  • California State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Western, Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits

Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association: House of Delegates, July 2004 - present; Post Trial and Appellate Practice Committee; Civil Litigation Section
  • President, Allegheny County Bar Association; Treasurer, 2014 - 2016
    • Board of Governors, 2004 - 2007, 2008 - 2016
    • Homer S. Brown Division, 2011 - present
    • Women in in the Law Division, Gender Bias Subcommittee, 2007 - present
    • Young Lawyers Division, 1991 - 2001
    • Civil Litigation Section, 2002 - present
    • Federal Court Section, 2002 - 2007
    • Appellate Practice Committee, 2002 - 2004
    • Bench-Bar Committee, 2015 - present, Co-Chair, 2016 - present
    • Finance Committee, 2001 - present
    • LGBT Rights Committee, 2015 - present
    • PAC Committee, 2009 - present
    • KD & You & the Law Program, 1991 - present
  • Fellow and Sustaining Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation, 2002 - present; Treasurer, 2005 - 2007; Trustee, 2001 - 2007; Chair, Attorneys Against Hunger annual charitable campaign, 2001 - 2012; Fellows Subcommittee, 2004 - present; Loan and Scholarship Committee, 2001 - present; Lawyers Fund Committee, 2005 - 2007

Community Involvement

  • Rivers Club Board of Governors, 2010 - present
  • Beth El Congregation of the South Hills: Board of Trustees, 2008 - present; Assistant Financial Secretary, 2014 - present; Treasurer, 2016 - present
  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh: Board of Directors, 2002 - 2008, Audit Subcommittee, Facilities Subcommittee and Human Resources Subcommittee
  • United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh: Jewish Community Life Commission, 2007 - 2016; UJF Funding Committee, 2009 - present; Young Adult Division
  • Shady Side Academy Alumni Council, 1991 - 1995, 2000 - 2004
  • Vice President, Hunger Services Network Board of Directors, 2002 - 2004

Other

  • Foreign Languages: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese (rudimentary)
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