12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
Brian Wheeler is Of Counsel in the firm’s Cerritos office. His practice focuses on high-stakes, complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and investigations. Mr. Wheeler has significant experience representing private companies and organizations in all aspects of business litigation and pre-litigation counseling in myriad substantive areas of the law. In particular, he has extensive experience in intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade dress, design patent, and copyright infringement, as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition cases. He also has significant experience in real property litigation, including on behalf of public utility companies in wildfire litigation in both Southern and Northern California. Mr. Wheeler’s white collar defense and internal investigations experience includes enforcement defense in domestic and cross-border criminal and civil enforcement actions and representation and counseling in connection with internal and federal regulatory investigations. Mr. Wheeler has represented clients in both federal and state court, as well as in administrative hearings. He also has extensive alternative dispute resolution experience, including arbitrations and dozens of successful mediations.
Prior to joining AALRR, Mr. Wheeler practiced at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Los Angeles for more than seven years. He is also a licensed California real estate broker.
Mr. Wheeler earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications/public relations with a minor in business management from Brigham Young University. He earned a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he was Lead Note and Comment Editor of the BYU Law Review. During law school, Mr. Wheeler was a judicial extern for United States District Court Judge Ted Stewart.
Awards and Recognitions
Mr. Wheeler was named a 2017 “Rising Star” by Southern California Super Lawyers. Rising Stars are exceptional Southern California attorneys who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for ten years or less. They are selected based on peer evaluations and independent research regarding the attorneys’ professional achievements. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys are recognized as Rising Stars.
California State Courts
United States District Court for the Central, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
Member, California State Bar
Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Los Angeles County Chapter
Publications and Speaking Engagements
The Pledge of Allegiance in the Classroom and the Court: An Epic Struggle over the Meaning of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, 2008 BYU EDUC. & L.J. 281