R. Brent Wisner began his legal career path at the University of California Los Angeles campus. During his time at UCLA, he served as Captain for the Sailing Team as well as the 2003 and 2004 National Champion Mock Trial Team. Mr. Wisner received “All-American Attorney” honors from the American Mock Trial Association prior to earning a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and Political Science in 2005.
Following his graduation from UCLA, Mr. Wisner relocated to Washington, DC, where he enrolled at Georgetown University. Over the next five years, he worked toward his Master of Public Policy and Juris Doctor simultaneously, receiving both in 2010. R. Brent Wisner received a number of accolades from Georgetown University’s Law Center, including Best Thesis Award, Top Advocate at the National Ethics Trial competition, and Top Gun at the Top Gun Mock Trial Tournament.
After holding several legal intern positions, including a year in the office of United States Senator Barbara Boxer, Mr. Wisner returned to Los Angeles in 2008, where he filled the role of Summer Extern at the United States Attorney’s office. It was here that he began working with whistleblower cases, preparing memoranda and conducting interviews, and participating in mediations and depositions. After that externship came to a close, R. Brent Wisner continued working in the legal field, preparing order in a number of cases, many of which were complex, performing pro bono work and drafting judicial opinions.
In his current position with Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC, R. Brent Wisner carries on his work with whistleblowers. Along with his colleagues, he tirelessly works with those individuals who seek to expose the truth about fraudulent business practices. Qui tam cases such as those undertaken by Mr. Wisner have improved product safety, left a lasting impact on public policy, and increased the general public’s awareness of corporate misconduct and fraud.