Current Role
  • Associate, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • Practice focuses on pharmaceutical antitrust litigation and prosecuting other healthcare-related fraud.
  • Core member of the teams litigating:
    • In re Zetia (ezetimibe) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2836 (E.D. Va.), a federal antitrust suit against Merck & Co and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals alleging the two unlawfully agreed to delay access to generic ezetimibe for years, resulting in billions in overcharges to purchasers.
    • In re Lantus Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation, 16-cv-12652 (D. Mass), alleging that Sanofi-Aventis wrongfully listed and asserted patents, unlawfully extending its monopoly over its multi-billion dollar per-year injectable insulin glargine product, Lantus.
    • In re Sensipar (Cinacalcet Hydrochloride Tablets) Antitrust Litigation, alleging that Amgen engaged in a multi-faceted scheme to monopolize the market for cinacalcet hydrochloride, culminating in a settlement agreement with Teva after Teva had launched its cinacalcet product at-risk.
    • In re Xyrem (Sodium Oxybate) Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2966 (N.D. Cal.), alleging that Jazz Pharmaceuticals engaged in various anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly over the Xyrem market, including suing and settling with would-be generic competitors (several of which are also named defendants), delaying their entry into the market from 2018 to at least 2023 in exchange for a piece of the market and supracompetitive profits. 
  • Instrumental in overcoming motions to compel arbitration against class representatives in multiple cases.
  • Co-organizer and chair of the Hagens Berman Boston Pro Bono program.
  • Before joining Hagens Berman, Mr. Vettraino was an associate at a nationwide class-action firm, where he prosecuted numerous securities, merger and acquisition, and consumer class actions on behalf of both individuals and large public pension funds.
  • After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2013, Mr. Vettraino worked for two preeminent toxic tort and products liability firms representing individuals harmed by corporate negligence and greed.
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Upon graduating law school, Mr. Vettraino received the Dan Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award, as the student who most embodied the aims of the legal profession.
Personal Insight

Brad was born and raised in Colorado and worked in a steel yard before attending law school. Brad spends most of his time away from work outdoors and is excited that his two-year-old son may soon be able to tag along on fly fishing adventures.