Brian advises emerging growth companies and their investors in a variety of matters, including formation, financings, exits and corporate governance.
Brian is a Seattle-based lawyer in Orrick’s Technology Companies Group. He combines his corporate law experience with academic and personal background and interests in technology and life sciences to provide pragmatic advice to start-ups, founders and investors.
Brian also has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions advising sellers, targets, buyers and private equity sponsors across a wide array of industries, including software, healthcare, manufacturing, food and beverage, agribusiness, financial services and natural resources.
Prior to joining Orrick, Brian practiced in the corporate group of Stoel Rives LLP advising on M&A, joint venture, financing, restructuring and general corporate matters. Prior to his legal career, Brian worked for a publicly traded specialty retailer as a member of its brand protection team, investigating intellectual property infringement cases in the U.S. and around the world.