Bryan M. McGarry

Bryan M. McGarry



Bryan represents his clients in complex commercial litigation to ensure the best possible resolution and a return to business as usual.

Bryan is an attorney in the Southern California office of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. He is experienced in all phases of litigation, and has effectively represented a number of domestic and international companies, organizations and business owners in trial, arbitration and mediation both domestically and abroad. Bryan has extensive experience representing clients in various complex cases, and has been successful in resolving a broad array of matters for his clients in the areas of health care, aviation, securities, and real estate.

Bryan is also actively involved in the Orange County community and was a board member for The Elite OC, a young professional society that focuses on giving back to local charitable organizations from 2012 to 2015.

Education & Admissions

University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2008)

University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A., 2004)


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Central, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Representative Litigation

Commercial Litigation
  • In 2016, after a multi-week hearing, obtained a substantial arbitration award from the London Court of International Arbitration in a confidential aircraft leasing dispute on behalf of an international airline client who originally started off as the respondent.
  • Petro-Diamond, Inc. v. SCB & Associates, LLC, --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2015 WL 5005764 (C.D. Cal. 2015).  Represented defendant SCB & Associates LLC in 8-day bench trial.  Obtained complete defense judgment on all claims.
  • Sanho Corporation v. Wooblue, Inc., et al., Alameda County Superior Court of California Case No. RG13668105 (Nov. 27, 2014). Obtained summary judgment on behalf of the defendants entirely disposing of all claims in a dispute regarding an innovative consumer electronics device.
  • Jaguar Land Rover Limited v. A-Z Wheels LLC (S.D. Cal. 2014). Obtained permanent injunction and damages award on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover in action for trademark counterfeiting and copyright infringement involving defendants' advertising and sale of knock-off wheels.
  • Represented an international air carrier in arbitration hearing in the London Court of International Arbitration in connection with a leasing dispute. Obtained very favorable award.
  • Represented large Southern California Independent Practice Association in dispute with emergency physician groups regarding whether reimbursement for emergency care was “reasonable and customary”.
  • Represented golf club manufacturer and designer in class action litigation alleging false and misleading advertising. Obtained defense judgment after one day court trial.
Securities Litigation
  • Great Dynasty International Financial Holdings Limited v. Haiting Li, 13-civ-1734 (N.D.Cal. 2014) (Chen, J.). Defended multi-million dollar securities litigation lawsuit. Obtained complete dismissal of the lawsuit and cost of defense sanctions against Plaintiff and its counsel.
  • Represented Chief Financial Officer of former Nasdaq-listed company in a Securities Enforcement Action alleging securities fraud.
  • Represented national bank in dispute with securities broker-dealer over appropriate allocation of revenue.

News & Resources


Fully Booked: The Fourth Circuit Confirms is Protectable But Company Must Pay the USPTO’s Fees on Appeal
9th Circuit Resurrects King Solomon’s Claim to “Empire”
To EatRight, It May be Too Late
The Broad Umbrella Covering Joint Authors Also Protects Collaborators
The Five Year Divide: Limited Recourse to Cancel Registrations, Even Those Void Ab Initio
New Questions Raised by Judge Rakoff: Misuse of the ® Symbol and Literal Falsity Examined
All That Glitters is Not Gold For Led Zeppelin’s Claim For Attorneys’ Fees
Thinking of Sending a Cease and Desist Letter? Judge Rakoff Has Some Advice About the Declaratory Judgment Risk
New Opportunities for Brokers to Obtain Expungement in Equity
"Is BAE Systems Too Big to Fail?: The Unintended Consequences of Anti-Bribery Investigations," The Anti-Fraud Network Newsletter
"Putting the Uptick Back in Short Selling," Securities Law 360

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa
Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa
Super Lawyers Recognizes Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa
Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa
Dorsey & Whitney Names New Partners
Dorsey Attorney Bryan McGarry Remarks on Led Zeppelin Losing Battle to Recover Fees
Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa
Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa
Super Lawyers Recognizes Three Dorsey Attorneys in Costa Mesa

Industries & Practices

International Arbitration & Litigation
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Anti-Corruption Group
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • LegalMine Document Review Solutions
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, Member
  • The Elite OC, a Young Professional Society, Board Member 2012-December 2015
  • The Elite OC, a Young Professional Society, Member


  • Listed as a "Rising Star" by Southern California Super Lawyers, 2014-2019
Bryan M. McGarry