Brian Burgess '09 to serve as special assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States

Photo of Brian BurgessBrian Burgess '09 will serve as assistant to Neal Katyal, the acting Solicitor General of the United States, for one year, starting in July 2011. Burgess, a former Furman Fellow, clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals during the 2009-10 session and is currently clerking for Judge David S. Tatel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

As a student, Burgess worked as a research assistant to both Dean Richard Revesz and Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law Barry Friedman. His paper “Limiting Preemption in Environmental Law: An Analysis of the Cost-Externalization Argument and California Assembly Bill 1493” from the April 2009 NYU Law Review won the Judge Rose L. & Herbert Rubin Law Review Prize for most outstanding Law Review note in international, commercial or public law.

Posted December 7, 2010