Brennan P. Breeland is a member of the firm's Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group, representing life, health, and disability insurers in claim-related litigation related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance, and life insurance coverage. Brennan is a contributor to the Employee Benefits and Compensation Group’s ERISA Claim Defense Blog, a platform that offers commentary and insight on administration and evaluation and litigation of group benefits claims as well as other compliance and litigation issues involving ERISA.
Brennan has extensive experience litigating complex and general civil litigation matters in state and federal courts. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate attorney with a Mississippi civil litigation law firm specializing in the defense of public entity insureds. There, he handled an extensive caseload of premises liability and civil rights cases.
Brennan also served as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, during which time he gained extensive trial experience, both as a prosecutor in federal court and as a defense attorney in military courts-martial. His military experience honed his skills as a trial advocate and as a counselor to organizational clients often faced with complicated conflicts in a dynamic, complex legal environment. Brennan continues to serve in the U.S. Army Reserve, acting as a deputy general counsel for a command team responsible for more than 3,000 soldiers and civilian employees.