Brigeeta is the vice chair of the White Collar Defense & Investigations practice group, a leader of the luxury brand protection team, and represents some of the world’s most famous trademarks and IP owners. Brigeeta’s clients seek her counsel and advice in all aspects of securities regulatory proceedings, intellectual property enforcement, and related litigation. She focuses on counterfeit and online IP infringements, matters involving allegations of fraud, insider trading, and market manipulation.
Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Brigeeta was a prosecutor in the Enforcement Department at the British Columbia Securities Commission, a Criminal Investigator, and a member of law enforcement. Brigeeta’s clients benefit from her extensive experience in investigations and enforcement proceedings before various securities and regulatory commissions, the Canada Border Services Agency, as well as national and international agencies, including Canada Revenue Agency, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Interpol. Brigeeta’s clients rely upon her to work seamlessly across borders and with regulators and law enforcement officials throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
Brigeeta has extensive experience guiding clients through myriad online piracy issues and complex disputes, including private and public company litigation. Brigeeta provides proactive risk-management advisory services and crisis response leadership to enable companies and luxury brand owners to avoid, prepare for, manage, and respond to extraordinary situations, including regulatory actions and litigation. Brigeeta regularly speaks at international conferences and law schools on the topics of securities enforcement, counterfeit goods, and fraud investigations. Brigeeta has also been called upon to educate international brand holders on both internal and external investigations and the strategic prevention of counterfeit goods and services within the international market. Her experience in matters related to counterfeit goods is invaluable to clients prosecuting and defending applications before the Trademarks Opposition Board and in enforcement actions before Canada’s Federal Court.
As an internationally Certified Fraud Examiner, Brigeeta represents clients with complex, cross-border internal investigations, including whistleblower complaints. She is frequently called upon to provide strategic advice to management on workplace investigations, compliance assessments, and the remediation and prevention of cyber breaches and online and electronic disclosures. Brigeeta’s in-depth knowledge of the digital economy and intellectual property enforcement strategies is of significant strategic value to clients in the technology, manufacturing, retail, and entertainment industries.