Brandt joins the firm’s Business Litigation practice group from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he previously served as Office Managing Partner. He comes with proven experience in several industries, including insurance, pharmaceutical and medical, financial services, agriculture, higher education, sports, data privacy and more. He has counseled countless boards of directors, management teams, and legal departments in the areas of litigation, business and regulatory matters, and risk avoidance. He has experience in class action, financial services, securities, antitrust, and employment litigation, as well as in many other areas of litigation. He also has experience acting as a mediator and as a special master in complex litigation and is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association.
In his role, Brandt will continue to grow his legal practice. In addition, he will provide mentorship and leadership training to the next generation of Sandberg Phoenix attorneys, shareholders and leaders.
“I could not be more excited to welcome Perry to our Kansas City team,” says Kansas City Managing Shareholder Kelly Sullivan Angles. She adds, “Perry’s extensive legal career and his depth of knowledge, partnered with his ability to cultivate relationships, leverage talent, and mentor attorneys will play a noticeable and impactful role in our local market growth.”
The firm’s Kansas City office has grown substantially in the past 6 months, now boasting 21 attorneys and 16 staff members - numbers that are sure to increase.
Brandt is a past president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and has also served on the Missouri Bar Board of Governors. He has been awarded the prestigious Dean of the Trial Bar Award by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and four times has been a Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America. Among many civic and charitable roles, he has served as Vanderbilt University’s Alumni President, and on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. He has been named as one of Kansas City’s Most Powerful Business Leaders.