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Brandon Messina

Partner, Corporate Counsel

E. brandon.messina@fgsglobal.com
Brandon Messina

Life at FGS Global

Advises public and private companies in many industries on communications strategies for high-stakes litigation and crisis situations, management changes and ongoing corporate positioning. Also serves as Corporate Counsel.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Worked as an attorney in the corporate practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Enjoys running along the Hudson River and organizing the homes of friends and loved ones.

Brandon Messina is a Partner and Corporate Counsel in the New York office. He advises public and private companies in many industries on communications strategies in special situations, including high-stakes litigation and government investigations, crises, management changes and other sensitive reputational and legal matters, as well as on long-term corporate and media positioning.

Recent representations include a leading alternative asset manager in connection with an SEC investigation into alleged conflict-of-interest disclosure violations; a leading healthcare technology company in connection with a DOJ enforcement action and settlement over alleged violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute and the False Claims Act; an international bank in connection with a DOJ investigation into alleged violations of U.S. sanctions laws; a preeminent philanthropic organization in connection with whistleblower allegations and retaliation claims; a well-known public company in connection with the high-profile departure of a senior executive; a leading alternative asset manager in connection with a gender discrimination lawsuit; and high-profile individuals in connection with a range of federal and state litigation matters. Brandon also contributes to the firm's pro bono representation of a leading civil rights organization focused on LGBTQ issues.

Previously, Brandon worked on the teams that advised Tesla in connection with the SEC enforcement action and settlement over alleged violations of U.S. securities laws; Tyson Foods and Time Inc. in connection with senior-level management changes; and Starwood Hotels in connection with its contested acquisition by Marriott.

Earlier in his career, Brandon was an attorney in the corporate practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

Brandon graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in political science and earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

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