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Stanford University, J.D. (2018)
Rice University, B.A. in Philosophy and in Sociology (2015)
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
Brian Baran is a trial and appellate litigator in Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses on complex commercial and intellectual property litigation.
Brian was part of the defense team for Alcoa USA Corporation that successfully fended off temporary injunction and damages litigation brought by Luminant Generation Company stemming from the parties’ complex contractual relationship at a 30,000-acre industrial site in Rockdale, Texas. His practice has also involved substantive briefing across a variety of cases in both trial and appellate courts, including patent litigation and corporate dissolution proceedings.
Brian maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing an asylum seeker at the Ninth Circuit and Board of Immigration Appeals and representing California state prisoners challenging unconstitutional sleep deprivation in district court and at the Ninth Circuit.
Before joining the firm, Brian clerked for the Honorable Gary Feinerman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and then for the Honorable Patricia A. Millett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Brian earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was named the Nathan Abbott Scholar (highest cumulative grade score) and graduated with Pro Bono Distinction. As a member of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, he worked to protect voting rights and the rights of the accused in cases at the certiorari and merits stages. Brian also served as a managing editor of the Stanford Law Review and as a coordinator for a pro bono program providing direct services to clients facing a range of civil legal issues. Brian and his partner in the Kirkwood Moot Court competition finished as semifinalists and won the award for best respondents' brief.
Brian graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a B.A. in philosophy and sociology and a minor in business. He was awarded Distinction in Research and Creative Works and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Brian's peers selected him for the Rice University Service Award in memory of Dean Hugh Scott Cameron for his service to the student body, which included chairing the student conduct panel.