The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2016; Excellence in Public Interest Award; Justice Center Graduating Student Award; Staff editor, Texas International Law Journal
New York University, B.A., 2013
State Bar of Texas
Bryan’s practice focuses on complex business disputes. He joined SHJ after two terms as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas: first with the Honorable Magistrate Judge Peter Bray, then with the Honorable Judge George C. Hanks Jr. In his clerkship for Judge Hanks, Bryan managed roughly half of the court’s docket—more than 100 cases—in one of the top five busiest districts in the country. He also drafted memoranda, orders, and jury instructions in three jury trials involving premises liability, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and civil rights.
Previously, Bryan was an associate in King & Spalding’s Trial and Global Disputes group, where he focused on class action defense, consumer credit reporting, data security, construction, employment/non-compete, and complex commercial disputes. He also maintained a robust pro bono practice, which afforded him opportunities to first chair a fact witness deposition and defend an expert witness deposition.
Bryan is passionate about supporting the LGBTQ community through pro bono work. During law school, he served as a national LGBT bar liaison for OUTLaw, the University of Texas School of Law’s LGBTQ student association, and founded the school’s Trans Name and Gender Marker Project (now “Gender Affirmation Project”).
- Represented a multinational consumer credit reporting agency in data breach litigation. Strategized streamlining of cases and drafted motions to remand and to consolidate numerous state court actions. Drafted successful oppositions to motions to remand multiplaintiff cases in which plaintiffs’ counsel attempted to avoid referral to federal multidistrict litigation.
- Obtained dismissal of a nationwide class action complaint asserting novel interpretation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Drafted several successful oppositions to motions to compel overbroad and overburdensome discovery.
- Obtained favorable outcome for a hospital seeking recovery against delinquent medical tenant through complaint and correspondence before requiring full briefing on motions to dismiss.
- Resolved liens on client’s construction project caused by criminal third-party actions through an interpleader action. Drafted successful opposition to motion to transfer the case, keeping the case in client’s preferred forum.
- Represented a veteran, pro bono, in successful appeal of his denial of benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, resulting in back pay for decades of wrongfully denied benefits. Drafted client affidavit and expert report to supplement the appeal.
- Houston Young Lawyers Association, Leadership Academy
- Volunteer, Houston Debate Project
- Volunteer, Montrose Grace Place