THE LAWYER COLLECTIVE
We are lawyers who think like business people. We draw on our own experience as entrepreneurs to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to solve their most difficult, sensitive, and urgent problems. Our primary goal is to remove impediments and provide support and actionable advice for the innovators who are building the future.
Brian is a big strategic thinker with a passion for helping business leadership teams solve complex problems, especially those with a regulatory or legal component.
Brian’s practice is diverse with a common focus on helping highly motivated leaders to protect and grow their businesses. This includes entrepreneurs, small business, and middle market companies.
He is an accomplished trial lawyer, litigator, and business adviser having represented clients in high-stakes matters for more than 20 years. He leverages this mix of deep, impact-focused experiences to help clients navigate both legal and business issues. As counsel to the companies the firm supports, Brian strives to be innovative, inventive, original, and resourceful. He has a bias for action, but takes the time necessary to assess a problem and set a winning strategy. He leverages his ability to learn and think critically at a fast pace to create solutions to expected and unexpected challenges. Brian use the same approach to take advantage of promising opportunities.
Brian also is the Founder and Managing Director of Oak Moon Consulting, which provides management consulting services focused on creating value and sustainable growth strategies with entrepreneurs, early stage, and middle market companies.
Brian attended the University of Michigan (BA 1996), Case Western Reserve University School of Law (JD 1999), and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business (MBA 2020).
Admitted to practice in the State of Ohio, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Julie is a trial lawyer, an entrepreneur, and an advocate, who helps business leaders navigate complex legal and regulatory challenges with creativity, subject matter expertise, and empathy. Her unique blend of experience as a litigator, general corporate counsel, and legal tech entrepreneur informs the strategic, actionable advice she provides corporate clients on the broad range of issues they face. She understands the problems her clients need help solving, and she draws on her varied experience and demonstrated aptitude for innovation to provide optimized solutions that get results.
Julie practiced for over a decade as a civil litigator with a regulatory focus at the U.S. Department of Justice. She began her career as a Department of Justice Honors Program attorney in the Civil Tax Division. She later served in the Civil Division and the Federal Programs Branch, where she handled impactful, complex civil cases, including defending the Affordable Care Act, the DACA/DAPA programs, and several Labor Department regulations expanding overtime and minimum wage to millions. In 2017, she joined the U.S. Copyright Office as Assistant General Counsel.
Julie left government service in 2018 to work directly with innovators and entrepreneurs as they navigate increasingly regulated spaces. She has argued before dozens of federal district and appellate courts throughout the country, and represented businesses and trade organizations before state and federal regulatory agencies. More recently, Julie drew on her deep experience with both transactional and litigation-focused legal workflows to found a legal tech startup, Clause Logic, which provides software that optimizes the document drafting process for lawyers. She has taught legal research, analysis, and writing as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law School
Julie is also a Managing Director at Oak Moon Consulting, which provides management consulting services focused on creating value and sustainable growth strategies with entrepreneurs, early stage, and middle market companies.
Julie is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., 2002), and the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2006).
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.