Brad Vynalek is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group in Arizona. He routinely represents financial institutions in all aspects of litigation, as well as assists clients in numerous industries as outside counsel on risk, exposure, and strategy related to disputes. His litigation experience includes:
- Representing lending institutions in enforcement actions against borrowers and guarantors, fair market value hearings, lender liability defense, receiverships, replevin actions and trustee’s sales.
- Prosecuting preliminary injunction and TRO actions.
- Representing local and national clients in complex contract disputes in state and federal court.
- Defending national software company in license agreement disputes in AAA arbitration proceedings.
- Assisting clients with effective alternatives to litigation, including government relations and media strategies as well as representation in alternative dispute proceedings.
- Successful defense of company in connection with State Attorney General consumer fraud investigation and news undercover investigation as well as creation and execution of media relations strategy.
Education and Honors
- University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (J.D., 1999)
- Georgetown University (Prague Institute) (Diploma, 1997)
- Stanford University (B.A., with honors, 1995)
Public Service Honors Scholar.
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1999
Selected as a Fellow in the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy; Appointed to the Fellows, an honorary organization of the American Bar Association; Selected for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 Southwest Super Lawyers®
lists (Business Litigation); Recipient of Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” Award, 2006; Named as one of 14 of Arizona’s Up and Comer Attorneys by Biz AZ Magazine
, 2003; Selected as a Regional Finalist for the White House Fellowship, 2005; Awarded Young Alumni of the Year, University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law, 2005; Recipient of The American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Emerging Leadership Award, 2009.
Professional and Civic Activities
Commissioner for the Arizona Commerce and Economic Development Commission, 2008-present; State Bar Representative, American Bar Association House of Delegates; Member, State Bar of Arizona; American Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division; Arizona Delegate, American Bar Association Day in Washington; former Legal Intern for U.S. Senator John McCain.
Graduate, Valley Leadership Institute Class XXVI; Volunteer Pro-Bono Lawyer, Volunteer Lawyer’s Program; Member, American Bar Association Grassroots Action Team; Board Member, The University of Arizona Law College Association; Former Liaison, Maricopa County Bar Association Minority Intern Writing Program; Chair of Arthritis Foundation’s Oscar Night American Phoenix, 2005 & 2006; Alumni Board Member, The Fund for American Studies; Capitol Elementary School Volunteer, 1999 to present; Pro Bono Attorney for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Steering Committee for Arizona State Bar Wills for Heroes Program; participated in and completed 2001 San Diego Rock ‘N Roll Marathon and the 2004 and 2005 Phoenix Rock ‘N Roll ½ Marathons.