Brian Hazen is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Diego office. His practice focuses on appellate and complex civil litigation.
Brian represents clients in both state and federal court, as well as before state and federal agencies, in all phases of litigation. He also has experience defending clients through government and internal investigations, including in proceedings initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Brian has represented major technology, health care, retail, and energy clients in a wide range of federal and state litigation involving product liability, trade secret, antitrust, False Claims Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act claims. He has also provided strategic mass-tort counseling to clients assessing liability exposure as well as regulatory counseling to clients implementing anti-corruption measures.
Brian routinely represents clients in significant appellate matters. He has represented public policy institutions in a certiorari-stage amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court, and he has experience defending corporate clients before the California Court of Appeal and a California agency’s appeals board. Brian has also assisted pro bono clients in briefing before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals.
Before joining the firm, Brian clerked for the Honorable J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court. He also practiced in the San Diego office of a major international law firm, where he focused on complex civil litigation and corporate criminal investigations. Brian graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he was lead note and comment editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review, and was as a case manager for the student-run pro bono legal clinic, the Timpanogos Legal Center. Brian completed a dual joint degree program, attending Master's level classes at BYU's Marriott School of Management during both his undergraduate studies and during law school, after which he was awarded all three degrees.
Brian is admitted to practice law in California and Utah state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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