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Eric Brunstad

Adjunct Professor


G. Eric Brunstad, Jr. has argued 11 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including matters involving the First Amendment, bankruptcy, taxation, the Commerce Clause, statutory interpretation, jurisdiction and arbitration. In addition to the cases he has argued, Brunstad has worked on more than 35 other matters in the Supreme Court, including matters involving federal licensing, civil rights, procedure, insurance, sovereign immunity, pensions, energy contracts, and defamation. He has also argued and briefed numerous cases in most of the federal courts of appeals, including matters involving insurance, setoff, prepayment premiums, subrogation, and a variety of other commercial law topics. 

Brunstad is widely published, and is a contributing author for the Collier treatise on bankruptcy law. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in numerous directories and publications, including Benchmark LitigationThe Legal 500 US, Leading Lawyer in Appellate LawThe Best Lawyers in AmericaInternational Who’s Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers, and Leading Lawyer in Bankruptcy Law. Recently, he was named the Best Lawyers 2015 Appellate Practice, Bankruptcy and Reorganization "Lawyer of the Year" in Hartford. His scholarly work has been cited or quoted by many courts, including the Supreme Court.

Brunstad’s appearances before the Supreme Court include his argument on behalf of the Marshall family in the Anna Nicole Smith case, Marshall v. Marshall, 547 U.S. 293 (2006); his argument on behalf of Travelers in Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. v. Pacific Gas & Elec. Co., 127 S. Ct. 1199 (2007); and his argument on behalf of Citizens Bank in Marrama v. Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, 127 S. Ct. 1105 (2007).