Brian G. Selden

Partner at Jones Day

Brian G. Selden

Brian G. Selden

Partner at Jones Day

Biography

Jones Day. Brian G. Selden
Partner, Silicon Valley. Brian Selden represents a cross-section of the nation's largest companies in complex civil and commercial litigation and class action defense, as well as in criminal, regulatory, and internal investigations. Brian's class experience spans a variety of substantive legal areas, including consumer and warranty class defense, shareholder disputes, and employment litigation under state and federal laws. He also has assisted technology, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing companies resolve contract disputes up and down their supply chains.

Brian's recent work includes representing a major insurance company in congressional and criminal investigations related to claims-handling in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and defending companies including Bank of America and Lowe's Home Improvement from consumer fraud, Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA), and unfair competition claims in multiple jurisdictions. Brian also recently represented Cardinal Health and Deloitte & Touche in defense of securities and shareholder derivative claims. He has been involved in public contract disputes and tax litigation and has counseled clients on issues such as corporate governance, document retention and electronic discovery, the valuation and minimization of litigation risks, open records and sunshine laws, warranties, releases, internal ethics guidelines, and consumer protection laws.

A two-time appointee to the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, Brian is a regular speaker on class action defense, electronic discovery, and professionalism in the bar.





EXPERIENCE:


Writ of habeas corpus is secured for an indigent man imprisoned in Detroit
Eric Murphy and Kurt Copper (along with our former colleague Erin Barnhart) recently secured a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of Michael Brown, an indigent man imprisoned in Detroit.

Market leader in Real-Time Location Systems AeroScout sold to Stanley Healthcare Solutions for $238.8 million
Jones Day advised AeroScout Inc. in its sale to Stanley Healthcare Solutions, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, for approximately $238.8 million.

Procter & Gamble defends against misbranding action
Jones Day represents The Procter & Gamble Company in the defense of a putative consumer class action in which the plaintiffs alleged that the labeling of Pringles potato crisps and other products is misleading.

SunPower and Total partner to create new global leader in solar industry with $1.4 billion tender offer
Jones Day advised SunPower Corporation in the completion of the $1.4 billion tender offer by Total for up to 60% of SunPower's outstanding Class A Common Shares and 60% of SunPower's outstanding Class B Common Shares at a price of $23.25/share for each class.

PageOnce raises capital in Series C placement
Jones Day advised PageOnce, Inc., a developer of a personal financial management application for smartphones and PCs, in a $15 million private placement. Morgenthaler Ventures was lead investor and existing PageOnce investors, including Pitango Ventures and Chairman of the Board Liron Petrushka, participated.

Qimonda creditors' committee awarded complete victory in arbitration
Jones Day represented the Qimonda Richmond creditors' committee in its arbitration proceeding to collect $8.4 million from G2 for memory products.

SAP acquires TechniData
Jones Day advised SAP AG in connection with the acquisition of TechniData AG, the world's leading provider of product safety and environmental, health and safety (EHS) solutions.

Brocade Communications and McDATA Corporation successfully defend parallel actions arising out of termination of provider agreement
Jones Day represented Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary McDATA Corporation, in parallel actions filed in Santa Clara and San Diego County Superior Court, arising out of Brocade's decision to terminate Anacomp on 90 days notice as a provider of break-fix services.

SunPower acquires SunRay Renewable Energy for $277 million
Jones Day advised SunPower Corporation, a vertically integrated solar products and services company, in its $277 million acquisition of SunRay Renewable Energy Ltd., a leading European solar power plant developer with offices in Europe and the Middle East, including a principal project office in Rome, from its shareholders, which includes its management and Denham Capital.

Venture fund exits managing member
Jones Day represented a client in connection with the separation of one of its managing members from its operating companies.

Successful habeas corpus petition on double jeopardy violation ground
In this habeas petition, the Jones Day team represented a Mexican national who was convicted of and sentenced for cocaine trafficking and attempted possession of cocaine.

Cardinal Health resolves securities class action, ERISA class action and shareholder derivative actions
Jones Day represented Cardinal Health, Inc. when it announced a restatement of its previous four years of financial statements in which it reclassified over $25 billion of revenues.

Deloitte & Touche defends securities class action
Jones Day represented Deloitte & Touche, LLP in a securities class action.

Securities Industry Association files amicus brief defending industry arbitration provisions
Jones Day represented the Securities Industry Association in filing an amicus brief defending industry arbitration provisions.

Bank of America defends against consumer class action alleging violations of state recording statutes
Jones Day represented Bank of America Corporation as mortgage lender in a consumer class action alleging serial violations of state recording statutes.

America West wins summary judgment in assault and sexual harassment case
Jones Day advised and represented America West Airlines in connection with assault and sexual harassment charges filed by Amy L. Gaus in the Court of Common Pleas of Franklin County, Ohio.

Environmental Law and Policy Center overturns Engineering Board's application of its definition of "engineering"
Jones Day represented Environmental Law and Policy Center and successfully overturned Engineering Board's application of its definition of "engineering."

Buckeye Egg Farm defends against consumer class action based on egg-carton packaging
Jones Day represented commercial egg farm Buckeye Egg Farm in a consumer class action based on egg-carton packaging.

National retail store defeats class certification in wage and hour action brought on behalf of 174,000 employees in Ohio
Jones Day represented a national retail store and defeated class certification in an "off the clock" wage and hour case brought on behalf of 174,000 former and current hourly employees.

Sandra Craft pursues Supreme Court case involving attachment of federal tax liens
Jones Day represented Respondent in this case before the U.S. Supreme Court questioning whether a federal tax lien attaches to the indivisible and inalienable interests of a taxpayer in real property held in a tenancy by the entirety.




SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
September 21, 2004



The Lawyer's Creed (Professionalism), Nationwide Insurance Seminar



Columbus, Ohio
EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS:
Writ of habeas corpus is secured for an indigent man imprisoned in Detroit;

Market leader in Real-Time Location Systems AeroScout sold to Stanley Healthcare Solutions for $238.8 million;

Procter & Gamble defends against misbranding action.

AREAS OF FOCUS:
Business and Tort Litigation (USA).
EDUCATION:
University of Michigan (J.D. magna cum laude 1995; Order of the Coif); Princeton University (B.A. cum laude 1992).
BAR ADMISSIONS:
California and Ohio.
CLERKSHIPS:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph P. Kinneary, United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio (1995-1997).

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Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Political Donations
$100
2006

Member, Board of Directors at Capitol Square Foundation

$750
2006

Governor at Ohio Office of the Governor, Mike DeWine

$250
2005

President at Ohio Business Roundtable

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ANSYS, Inc. purchases Granta Design Ltd. from Cambridge Enterprise Ltd.

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Adecco Group AG purchases General Assembly Space, Inc. from Institutional Venture Partners, Maveron LLC, Learn Capital LLC, Explore Holdings LLC, DST Global (Mgmt), GSV Capital, Rethink Education Management LLC, Raptor Capital Management LP (Private Equity), VegasTech.com LLC, QueensBridge Venture Partners LLC, Fresco Capital, Wellington Management Co. LLP (Private Equity)

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