Brian joined the OGC in 2003 and was appointed Deputy General Counsel in 2017. As Deputy General Counsel, Brian oversees litigation, employment, and student-related services, advises on a variety of legal subjects, and represents the University in litigation. Brian’s prior practice as Senior Associate General Counsel focused primarily on litigation. Before joining OGC, Brian was a partner in the law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson in Minneapolis, and an associate with Popham Haik. He received his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1993, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Minnesota Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Brian also served as a law clerk to the Minnesota Supreme Court.