Brann, Peter


Maine Law Court Sides with Lewiston in Major Code Enforcement Case

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In an important case addressing municipal code enforcement, the Maine Law Court issued its opinion in City of Lewiston v. William Verrinder, on May 31, 2022, ruling on all issues in favor of the City of Lewiston, represented by partners Michael Carey and Peter Brann. The City took code enforcement action against the defendant for...

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Peter Brann Teaches Ethics to Government Lawyers

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Partner Peter Brann co-taught an ethics seminar to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on May 20, 2022. The seminar addressed the varying roles that different members of the AG’s office perform. Along with his co-teacher in the seminar, former Maine Attorney General Jim Tierney, Brann has been co-teaching a class entitled The Role of...

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Federal Circuit Affirms B&I Victory for PetSmart in Patent Case

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After hearing oral argument from David Swetnam-Burland on Monday, March 7, 2022, days later, on Thursday, March 10, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals summarily affirmed the dismissal of a patent infringement case brought by Modern Font Applications, LLC against PetSmart in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah. After offering Modern Font...

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Peter Brann Again Offering Popular Harvard Law School Course

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For the Spring 2022 term, partner Peter Brann will once again be offering his course at the Harvard Law School on “The Role of the State Attorney General,” co-taught with James Tierney, the former Maine Attorney General. Brann and Tierney have taught this class at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Law Schools for over ten years...

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Brann & Isaacson Lawyers File Motion to Dismiss ADA Website Lawsuit

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Internet retailers and others have faced thousands of lawsuits across the country claiming that their websites are not accessible and thus violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Because the plaintiffs usually price settlements at less than the cost of responding to the lawsuit, most companies settle them even though they believe their websites are accessible,...

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NewsCenterMaine Features Peter Brann on Maine School Assistance Case in U.S. Supreme Court

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Partner Peter Brann was featured in a news piece on WCSH-TV in Portland, “SCOTUS hears arguments in Maine tuition assistance program case.” On December 8, 2021, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case challenging a Maine rule that authorizes tuition assistance to Mainers in cities or towns without public schools to attend any...

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Peter Brann is Guest Lecturer at Cornell Law School

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Partner Peter Brann was a guest lecturer at Cornell Law School on Nov. 11, 2021. Addressing the class, The Role of the State Attorney General, Brann spoke about the role of Solicitors General in the U.S. Supreme Court. Brann has co-taught a similar class at Columbia, Harvard, and Yale law schools for the past 12...

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Brann & Isaacson Again Named IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Maine by Corporate Intl Magazine

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Brann & Isaacson has been named the IP Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Maine for 2022 by Corporate Intl Magazine. Corporate Intl Magazine’s awards commemorate those who have been successful over the past twelve months and who have shown excellence not only in expertise but in service. B&I has litigated patent, trademark, trade...

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B&I Partner on Harvard Panel Concerning Amicus Briefs

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Brann & Isaacson partner Peter Brann will be a panelist at Harvard Law School on October 27, 2021, speaking about the role and importance of amicus briefs in advocacy before the Supreme Court and elsewhere. Brann is also a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Harvard co-teaching a class entitled The Role of State Attorneys General....

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Ten Brann & Isaacson Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers for 2021

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Brann & Isaacson congratulates its attorneys honored by Super Lawyers for 2021. Brann & Isaacson attorneys listed in the 2021 New England Super Lawyers include: George S. Isaacson Martin I. Eisenstein Ben Lund Martha E. Greene Kevin R. Haley Peter J. Brann Stacy O. Stitham B&I attorneys listed in the 2021 Super Lawyers New England...

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