President Obama appointed Brian to serve as National Ombudsman and Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Enforcement Fairness at the U.S. Small Business Administration, a role he held from 2013 to 2015. In that position, Brian led the federal Office of Regulatory Enforcement Fairness and assisted hundreds of startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in every sector and every state. Working with each federal agency that touches business – including FDA, IRS, OSHA, FTC, FCC, SBA, HHS, CPSC, CFPB, and DOD, among others – Brian and his team helped cut unnecessary red tape and resolve bureaucratic obstacles to innovation and growth. As Ombudsman, Brian also oversaw a national network of ten Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards that advise the Ombudsman on federal regulations that disproportionately burden small business.
Duke University School of Law
Aug 1995 - May 1998
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations