brianschreyerAssociate, Law Office of Walter K. Schreyer

Experienced in:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Drug Court
  • Juvenile Court
  • Trials
  • Pre-indictment Conferencing
  • Appelate Review

Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City, NJ
Assistant Prosecutor , September 2012-2015

Served in the Appellate, Drug Court, Juvenile, and Pre-Indictment Sections. Prosecuted criminal cases on Behalf of the State, including drug offenses, assaults, and robberies.

  • Appellate: Represented the State in opposition to petitions seeking post-conviction relief, direct appeals before the Appellate Division, and municipal appeals. Drafted appellate briefs and presented oral argument on various issues including motions to vacate guilty pleas, ineffective assistant of counsel, immigration matters, and DWI offenses.
  • Juvenile: Appeared on behalf of the State in the adjudication of juvenile cases, including discovery, motions, bench trials, placement of juvenile offenders in rehabilitation programs, and violations of probation.
  • Drug Court: Sentenced eligible defendants’ to the special probation drug court program. Represented the Prosecutor’s Office in collaboration with court staff, probation officers, and drug counselors in comprehensive weekly drug court monitoring, violations of probation, and appeals.
  • Pre-Indictment: Reviewed adult criminal files and prepared plea settlement offers for pre-indictment resolution. Appeared in Pre-Indictment Court for negotiations with defense counsel, pleas, and sentencing.

Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer, Westwood, NJ
Attorney , January 2010 – August 2012

Represented clients in civil and commercial litigation, toxic tort, workman’s compensation, personal injury, landlord/tenant disputes, real estate, and family law.

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, New York, NY
Litigation Associate , September 2006 – January 2010; Summer 2005

Representations included white-collar criminal litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, intellectual property litigation, and complex commercial litigation.

  • White-Collar Criminal Litigation: Prepared defense for trial on an alleged fraudulent transaction in the reinsurance industry.
  • FCPA investigations in the oil industry: Prepared interrogatories, interviewed witnesses, drafted summary memoranda and portions of FCPA report.
  • Intellectual Property Litigation: Represented plaintiffs in the computer hardware industry in preparation for trial on violation of trade secrets.
  • Pro bono: Represented client in tenancy proceedings before the New York City Housing Authority and in proceedings for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

Hon. Ann Aldrich, US District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Cleveland, OH
Federal Judicial Extern , Summer 2004

Drafted opinions on social security disability benefits, motions to dismiss personal jurisdiction, and on summary judgments.

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2008
  • New Jersey, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2010

    Professional Memberships

    • Federal Bar Council
    • Hudson County Bar Association
    • New York City Bar


      • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH
        Juris Doctor, cum laude, GPA 3.6; Top 11%, May 2006
        Articles Editor, Case Western Reserve University Law review
        Dean’s Honor List
        CALI – Awards for Excellence in Criminal Law and Environmental Law
        GW Munich Intellectual Property Law Program, Summer 2004
      • Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
        B.A., Environmental Economics with Honors, GPA in Major: 3.7, May 2003
        Dean’s Award for Academics Excellence
        Honors thesis on renewable energy cost reduction