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Brian earned his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society and served as Assistant Rector for the Marilyn M. Keough Residence Hall. He earned his B.E. in Chemical Engineering, with minors in Chemistry and Scientific Computing, from Vanderbilt University. There, he was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award and developed working proficiencies in MATLAB, Python, C, and Linux-based cluster computing. Brian was also a walk-on wide receiver for Vanderbilt’s Division I Football Team (2014 and 2015 seasons).

Brian previously served as a Summer Associate with Calfee and as a Legal Intern for the City of Miami, Florida Office of the City Attorney.

He gained industry experience as a Materials Intern for the Worthington Industries Materials Lab in Columbus, where he oversaw the early patent application processes for three proprietary laser, friction stir and refill friction stir spot welding techniques. Brian led an initiative to improve both accuracy and reliability of industry light gauge galvanized steel tensile testing practices, delivering previously undocumented results on the tensile properties of galvanized coatings.

Brian also served as a Program Management Intern for Covalus LLC in Nashville, where he contributed to delivering program management, medical equipment planning, and healthcare transition planning services to Covalus’ clients. He also worked with team members in the successful acquisition of program management responsibilities for a multiyear, $150 million, free-standing emergency room project.

Brian served as a Research Assistant with the Vanderbilt Proton Exchange Membrane Lab, fabricating fuel cell electrodes using electrospinning techniques to improve fuel cell performance and durability. He utilized platinum alloy catalysts, high gas permeability polymer binders, and sol-gel chemistry. Additionally, Brian analyzed fuel cell membrane electrode assemblies using cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and more.

Brian joined Calfee in 2021.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Vanderbilt Deloitte Consulting Case Competition, Second Place
  • Vice Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award Recipient, Vanderbilt University

Education

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2021

B.E., Chemical Engineering, Minors in Chemistry and Scientific Computing, Vanderbilt University, 2018

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Intellectual Property Law Society, Notre Dame Law School, Member
  • Marylin M. Keough Hall, University of Notre Dame, Assistant Rector
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder with 60+ hours of pre-hospital assessment and care training for patients of both medical and traumatic emergencies
  • Volunteer with Vanderbilt LifeFlight and Vanderbilt Hospital through student-run Vanderbilt Emergency Medical Society
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout With Bronze Palm (2007-2014)
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