As a strategic advisor combining business-minded transactional skills with over a decade of high stakes litigation, Bran Noonan serves as employment and outside general counsel to companies, helping them protect their commercial and proprietary interests, ensure compliance with their legal obligations, assess risk, and navigate complex litigation. 

Bran is an accomplished litigator and trial attorney with extensive experience in federal and state courts and in arbitration representing companies in employment and commercial litigation in a wide range of industries, including education, hospitality, parking services, construction, manufacturing, financial services, media, real estate, healthcare, cannabis, retail, and restaurants.

Bran has extensive experience defending single and multi-plaintiff claims, as well as class and collective actions, under the FLSA, ADA, Title VII, FMLA, ADEA, NLRA, WARN, and state and local employment and labor laws. In addition to representing clients in employment litigation, Bran is skilled in handling traditional labor matters including grievance arbitrations and NLRB claims.  In addition, Bran defends companies against public accommodation claims under Title III of the ADA, and state and local human rights laws. He also represents academic institutions in investigations and claims under Title VI, Title IX, and the Rehabilitation Act.

As for his complex commercial practice, Bran represents clients in unfair competition, restrictive covenant, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, partnership, director/officer, and professional negligence disputes in various industries in arbitration and state and federal court.  A central focus of Bran's commercial practice is helping companies navigate risk and solve legal and business conflicts prior to or through litigation. 

With respect to employment and labor law, Bran helps companies prevent issues before they arise by working with them to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws. This work includes policy and procedure implementation and roll-outs; terminations and reduction in force; internal investigations and employee discipline; reasonable accommodations, benefits, and leave of absence related issues; wage and hour compliance audits; and employee and management training.

Bran's transactional experience includes auditing and preparing legally required and best practice employee and operational policies and handbooks. He has also prepared numerous commercial and employment contracts, such as employment, severance, nondisclosure, non-compete/non-solicitation, independent contractor, master service, joint venture, and license agreements. Bran Noonan is an adjunct professor at New York School of Law.

Honors & Awards
  • "New York Super Lawyers," Super Lawyers magazine, 2013-2021, Listed in New York for Employment & Labor and Business Litigation
  • Corporate LiveWire 2015-2016, Recognized in New York for Labor & Employment Law

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  • New York Law School
    J.D., 2005
  • University of Arizona
    B.A., 2001
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York