Munger, Tolles & Olson partner Brad D. Brian was inducted as a Berkeley Fellow by the University of California, Berkeley on Feb. 19, 2015.
Berkeley Fellows are distinguished friends of the university selected annually by the chancellor in recognition of their service to the campus. Former Berkeley Fellows include actor Gregory Peck, author Joan Didion and United States Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, as well as several Nobel Prize winners and former UC Berkeley chancellors.
Mr. Brian is a nationally known trial lawyer specializing in complex civil and criminal litigation of all types. He graduated with great distinction from UC Berkeley in 1974, where he was one of two recipients of the Robert Gordon & Ida Sproul award for the most outstanding contribution to the university. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation, and is co-chairing the capital campaign to endow the baseball program at UC Berkeley. While playing varsity baseball for Berkeley, Mr. Brian earned three Varsity baseball letters, was Team Captain in 1973, was voted Most Valuable Player in 1974, was selected First Team All-Pac 8 (Southern Division) and Second Team Academic All-American in 1974, and was awarded an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.