Cozen O’Connor: Taylor, Brett Nicole

Brett Nicole Taylor

Member

Los Angeles

(213) 892-7925

(213) 892-7999

Brett Nicole Taylor defends clients in state and federal court in the dietary supplement, food, and cosmetic industries from products liability claims, claims of proposition 65 violations, and violations of consumer protection actions. She also routinely provides Proposition 65 compliance advice and litigates complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, fraud, false advertising, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence. Brett also has experience representing clients in mass tort and class actions involving products liability and consumer-related issues.

Brett has also successfully represented clients in commercial loan/guaranty enforcement cases and state consumer protection and unfair competition cases involving lending laws and regulations.

Brett is also active in her business/legal groups including serving as the secretary for the Century City Bar Association and as editor for the Century City Bar Association newsletter. Additionally, her pro bono work includes participating in the Teen Court Program, which helps young people who are first-time offenders, and working on asylum cases.

Brett earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. Brett has been recognized by Super Lawyer as a California “Rising Star.”

Experience

News

Lack of Substantiation Theories in False Advertising Cases—The Burden Lies on the Plaintiff

August 20, 2017

Brett Taylor and Amy Alderfer, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, published, "Lack of Substantiation Theories in False Advertising Cases—The Burden Lies on the Plaintiff," on Law360.com.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 17 Attorneys to Membership

April 03, 2017

The management committee is pleased to welcome a particularly qualified group to membership, composed of outstanding attorneys who have demonstrated remarkable professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to the firm and the legal community at large.

Publications

What the Food Industry Needs to Know About the New Prop 65 Warning Requirements [Food Safety Magazine]

October 02, 2018

Brett Taylor, a member of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, authored "What the Food Industry Needs to Know About the New Prop 65 Warning Requirements" for Food Safety Magazine.

Pay Attention To The Law And The Science Of Cannabidiol

May 09, 2018

Brett Taylor and Amy Alderfer, members of the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, "Pay Attention To The Law And The Science Of Cannabidiol," for Law360.

The Legality of Cannabidiol and Concerns Regarding False Advertising [Products Liability Prevention & Defense Blog]

April 17, 2018

The legality of marijuana (also known as cannabis) has been a popular topic in recent years with thirty states and the District of Columbia having laws that legalize marijuana in some form.  However, under federal law, marijuana is a Schedule I drug and remains illegal for all purposes. Schedule I...

Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer or Reproductive Harm - What is Proposition 65 and What You Need to Know [Products Liability Prevention & Defense Blog]

February 08, 2018

A majority of California voters in 1986 approved a ballot initiative known as Proposition 65, officially titled California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Prop. 65”).  Prop. 65 seeks to protect California’s drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals...

Lack of Substantiation Theories in False Advertising Cases—The Burden Lies on the Plaintiff [Products Liability Prevention & Defense Blog]

September 13, 2017

Often when we think of product liability we think of a product that doesn’t function as intended and causes some sort of damage resulting in warning, design and/or manufacturing defect claims.  However, another important aspect is advertising.  The purpose of this post is to focus on one very...

The Expert Report: Key Considerations [Products Liability Prevention & Defense Blog]

April 24, 2017

Product liability cases often present challenging and complex issues which require the use of experts.  If you are litigating in federal court, any expert you designate will be required to provide a written report[1].  The same, however, may not be true in state court.  For example, written expert...

‘All-Gender’ Single-User Restroom Requirement Now in Effect [HR Daily Advisor]

March 17, 2017

Michelle Lee Flores, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, and Brett Taylor, of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, discuss the single-user restroom requirement.

Three, Two, One … Happy New Year, California Employers! [Labor & Employment Observer]

December 23, 2016

Michelle Lee Flores & Brett Nicole Taylor discuss new laws in California that will take effect in 2017.

Words Matter: Product Claims Can Trigger Regulatory Application And Corrective Action [Products Liability Prevention & Defense Blog]

November 16, 2016

Most of us understand that the facts that give rise to the legal issues we face are sometimes sewn far in advance.  This is certainly true in the area of product claims or statements.  As is discussed below, careful consideration should be given to the governing regulatory framework so that the...

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of Southern California, B.S., 2007

Awards & Honors

California Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2018

  • California
  • Florida

Secretary, Century City Bar Association

Editor, Century City Bar Association Newsletter