Brian P. Mangan Associate




Brian Mangan concentrates his practice in commercial litigation matters, including bankruptcy adversary proceedings; matters arising under the Insurance Law, copyright and trademark litigation (Lanham Act); and general commercial litigation. Brian provides clients with innovative and timely strategic counsel to help them make better-informed decisions, resolve complex legal challenges and achieve specific business goals. He has experience in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Bankruptcy Court, the Appellate Division, and the various local Supreme and Civil Courts in New York City. Brian's work has resulted in numerous published decisions and articles in the New York Law Journal.

A member of the firm’s Art Law practice, Brian has experience with the recovery of Nazi-looted art and similar repatriation claims. He successfully defeated a motion to dismiss in a Commercial Division action seeking the restitution of Nazi-looted artwork and obtained an affirmance of that decision before the Appellate Division, First Department. Brian is familiar with applicable statutes and codes, in particular the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016, and is skilled at safeguarding and recovering valuable creative assets.

Brian was appointed Executive Vice President of the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club in January 2019. He has served on the Executive Committee since 2016, coordinating activities with local elected officials and volunteering with congressional and state senate campaigns in 2018. Brian also is a member of the New York State Democratic County Committee and has served as an Alternate Judicial Delegate for the 75th Assembly District, New York County.

Brian is the co-chair of the New York City Bar’s highly successful Lunch with a Judge Program. He was appointed an affiliate member of the Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar to continue in his duties for the 2019−2020 term.

Prior to joining Wilson Elser, Brian was an attorney at two prominent New York business law firms. While in law school, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Joan Azrack, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.