About Brian J. Donovan

Brian J. Donovan is an attorney, engineer, and author. His most recent book, “Collusion – Judicial Discretion vs. Judicial Deception: The Impending Meltdown of the United States Federal Judicial System,” represents the first effort to view multidistrict litigation from a legal practitioner’s perspective. Brian is the founder of Donovan Law Group, PLLC, the co-founder of ChinAmerica Legal Advisors, PLLC, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY, and a graduate of Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY. He has over forty-six years of international business development and complex business litigation experience. Brian is considered to be a leading authority on the U.S. federal judicial system, multidistrict litigation, and civil RICO.

As a result of having lived and worked throughout the world, Brian fully appreciates and can readily address the peculiar complexities often associated with international business transactions. He negotiates in English and Spanish and, more importantly, understands the cultures of the foreign countries in which he has lived.

In 1982, Brian founded B. Donovan & Associates, Inc., an engineering and international business development firm. His broad-based international business experience has involved the invention and patenting of a Blowout Suppression System (“BOSS”) for use in the oil & gas exploration industry, a ships-for-goods countertrade program with the former Soviet Union, the negotiation for the development of offshore oil & gas properties in Latin America, privatization acquisitions in the Mercosur, Venezuela and Panama, and the development of a casino resort project in Uruguay.

International Experience

Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, Panama, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela


Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY

– J.D. with a concentration in International Law, International Business Law and Securities Law

– Recipient of the “Global Law & Practice Award” as the outstanding graduate in the areas of International Law and International Business Law

United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY

– B.S., with honors, in Marine/Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Admitted to Practice Law

– Florida

– United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

– United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


– English, Spanish, and Portuguese

About Journal of Accountability

The Journal of Accountability newsletter analyzes the federal judicial system critically as a systemic problem and advocates for judicial accountability and transparency as part of a systemic solution.

While the media focuses the American public’s attention on the executive and legislative branches, this newsletter explores how the public’s inability to hold miscreant federal judges accountable and the lack of transparency of the federal judicial branch pose the greatest danger to American democracy due to the loss of public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary which, in turn, negatively affects every segment of American society.

America has allowed the self-proclaimed elite to corrupt its values. Corporate money saturates U.S. elections. Lobbyists draft U.S. legislation. The U.S. federal judicial system protects the corporations. Federal judges are perceived to be merely political ideologues who consistently fail to protect the integrity of the judicial branch and uphold the public trust. The executive, legislative, and judicial branches have blended into one bureaucratic morass. The proliferation of corruption in each of the three branches has something in common: each is the result of ego, greed, lack of transparency, and lack of accountability.

The Journal of Accountability newsletter is for those people who believe America deserves better.