Shapiro Arato Bach Announces Partner and Counsel Promotions

Shapiro Arato Bach is pleased to announce the promotions of Fabien M. Thayamballi to partner and Julian S. Brod to counsel.  Fabien and Julian are experienced litigators, representing institutional clients and individuals at the trial and appellate levels in complex commercial disputes, intellectual property litigation, and white-collar criminal matters.

Fabien M. Thayamballi | Partner

Fabien has secured several notable victories in the last few years.  He won an acquittal on all counts for our client in a multi-defendant criminal jury trial.  He briefed, argued, and won an appeal in the Second Circuit, including a remand with instructions to enter summary judgment in our client’s favor.  He obtained preliminary injunctions for corporate clients in cases involving the theft of confidential business information.  Admitted in New York and California, Fabien has played a significant role in the firm’s work for clients in a variety of industries, including media and entertainment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, fashion, and finance, in forums ranging from private arbitration to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fabien is a graduate of Yale Law School and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  Prior to joining Shapiro Arato Bach, Fabien clerked for federal judges on the Third Circuit and Southern District of New York and worked at a leading international law firm.

Julian S. Brod | Counsel

Julian is a trial and appellate attorney who focuses on white collar criminal defense and business litigation.  In the past several years he has represented clients in two high-profile criminal trials and has also represented clients in entertainment, publishing, banking, and other industries in complex commercial and IP matters.  These include the firm’s representation of performing artist Lizzo in a breach of contract action arising from Lizzo’s headline engagement at a music festival cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in a complete victory on summary judgment.  In appellate matters, Julian co-authored briefs that secured reversals in United States v. Zhong (2d Cir. 2022) and Gorsoan Ltd. v. Sundlun (2d Cir. 2021).  Julian is chair of the First Decade Committee of the Federal Bar Council and is also a member of the FBC’s Program Committee.

Julian is a graduate of the University of Oxford and of Boston University School of Law.  Prior to joining Shapiro Arato Bach, Julian clerked for a federal magistrate judge in the Southern District of California and worked as an associate at another New York litigation boutique.