Emergency Management

Bryan Dearinger

Associate General Counsel
Practice Areas: Emergency Management, Federal Agencies (FCC, FAA, FBI, etc.), Public Records & Public Meetings, Athletics, Constitutional Law, Subpoenas, Data Security, Government Ethics, Police & Law Enforcement, Records Retention and Preservation

Bryan Dearinger joined the UO in September 2014. Prior to his arrival, he served six years as a trial attorney in the civil division at the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he represented the United States, the President of the United States, federal agencies, and government officials in affirmative and defensive civil litigation, including constitutional litigation, Administrative Procedure Act litigation, civil rights cases, national security litigation, privacy litigation, Freedom of Information Act cases, and the enforcement of various federal statutory and regulatory schemes. Before entering the Department of Justice through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, Bryan served for three years as a federal judicial law clerk for judges in US district courts in Seattle, Washington, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Prior to that, Bryan worked for Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Portland, Oregon.

Bryan holds a BA from the University of Portland and a JD from Drake University, where he was Order of the Coif, the Edwin Earle Ferguson Public Service Scholar, and Editor in Chief of the Drake Law Review.  Bryan has litigated in over a dozen federal courts across the country and has also authored articles published in the Oregon Law Review and the St. John’s Law Review.  He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Kelly Fondren

Missy Matella

Assistant General Counsel
Practice Areas: Admissions, Bankruptcy and Collections, Financial Aid, Health Care Administration, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate and Land Use, Student Conduct, Emergency Management, Contracts, Litigation

Missy Matella joined the general counsel’s office in July 2014. She came to the University of Oregon from Hershner Hunter LLP, where her practice focused on business litigation, higher education and government law, labor and employment, construction, real property, and contract law. Prior to working at Hershner Hunter, Missy worked in Nike’s Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C., in US Senator Ron Wyden’s office in Washington, D.C., and in the Oregon Department of Justice’s civil trial division. She has a BA in government relations from George Mason University and a JD from the University of Oregon, where she was Order of the Coif, the Orlando Hollis Scholar for Academic Excellence, and the articles editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Brandalee Davis