A lifetime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Brian A. Ripley first received his license to practice law in 1983. Since that time he has provided a broad range of legal consulting, transactional, and litigation support services to commercial businesses, public entities, non-profit organizations, and individuals. He has represented clients as diverse as Fortune 100 multinational corporations, emerging technology companies, public and private colleges and universities, cities and counties, and myriad individuals and businesses. In particular, Mr. Ripley specializes in real estate, commercial law, and construction. He lectures frequently regarding corporate governance, risk analysis, legal ethics and a broad range of other matters. He has been a member of the Blue Devils Board of Directors since 2004, and has served as its Vice President.