Prior to starting law and graduate school, Brent participated in the prestigious Coro Fellowship. As a Coro Fellow, Brent worked on a variety of important projects with labor unions, local and national government, Fortune 100 companies, and non-profit organizations. It was a formative experience for Brent where he developed a unique insight into how, through the law, one could genuinely improve society.
Brent is an outspoken and passionate UCLA Bruin. He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. At UCLA, Brent was heavily involved with the UCLA Sailing team, serving as a Captain for two years. In addition, Brent was a Captain on the UCLA Mock Trial Team, which during his last two years won back-to-back National Championships. Brent was also personally recognized as an “All-American Attorney” by the American Mock Trial Association.
Awards and Honors: The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Selected to: Southern California Super Lawyers® – Rising Stars, 2016 – 2017 Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10 Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ Georgetown Public Policy Review, Executive Editor Mock Trial: Georgetown Law Barristers’ Council, Trial Advocacy, Managing Director
Individual Awards: “Top Advocate” at the National Ethics Trial Competition “Most Exceptional Advocate” at the National White Collar Crime Invitational “Top Gun” at the Top Gun Mock Trial Tournament
Competition Results: Winner of the National Ethics Trial Competition Winner of the American Association of Justice Mock Trial Tournament Finalist (2nd of 200) at the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition Semi‐finalist at the National Trial Advocacy Competition Semi‐finalist at the National Civil Trial Competition Academic Scholarship, Honors in Philosophy and Political Science, UCLA UCLA Mock Trial Team, Team Captain National Champions in 2003 and 2004 Named “All American Attorney” by the American Mock Trial Association UCLA Sailing Team, Team Captain
Government Service:Law Clerk, Hon. Helen Gillmor, United States District Court, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2010 – 2012 Judicial Extern, Hon. Marian Blank Horn, United States Court of Federal Claims, Washington, D.C., 2009 Summer Extern, United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Fraud Division, Los Angeles, California, 2008 Brian Ohleyer Legislative Intern, Office of United States Senator Barbara Boxer, Washington, D.C., 2004 – 2005
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