Government Ethics

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

Assistant:
Kelly Fondren
541-346-3463


Doug Park

Deputy General Counsel
Practice Areas: Intellectual Property, Library & Museum Administration, Litigation, Governance, Athletics, Government Ethics, Labor and Employment Law, Federal Agencies (FCC, FAA, FBI, etc.), Student Conduct, Constitutional Law, Subpoenas, Police & Law Enforcement, Immigration & International Programs, Research, Public Records & Public Meetings

Douglas Park serves as Deputy General Counsel for the University of Oregon, where he manages the University’s litigation portfolio, outside counsel legal services and the law clerk program.  He also provides general legal advice to university units on a wide array of matters, ranging from governance, intellectual property, sponsored research, and international programs, to labor and employment, government ethics, and library and museum administration. Since joining UO in 2007, Doug has held the positions of Assistant General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, Interim General Counsel, and Deputy General Counsel.  His prior work includes teaching at the UO law school, working for a private law firm, the ACLU of Washington, the Associated Counsel for the Accused, and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was a Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Trial Division.

Doug holds a BA in English literature from the University of Washington, and a JD from the University of Oregon.  He has co-authored articles published in the Willamette Law Review and the Oregon State Bar Criminal Law Manual. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Eugene Education Foundation, and on the Leadership Council for the UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Assistant:
Brandalee Davis
541-346-3043


Kevin S. Reed

Vice President and General Counsel
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, Governance, Government Ethics, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation

Kevin S. Reed serves as vice president and general counsel for the University of Oregon. He is responsible for the management of the legal affairs of the university, including the provision of legal guidance to all university units, schools, and colleges. His work involves drafting and counseling on a wide array of issues facing a large public research university, ranging from government ethics, procurement policy, research compliance, athletics compliance, IP protection, employment and labor issues, Title IX, free speech, academic freedom, governance, and promotion of diversity. Additionally, Kevin oversees the Office of Public Records and the university’s purchasing and contracting services office.

Kevin previously served as vice chancellor, legal affairs at UCLA, where he oversaw UCLA’s provision of campus-wide legal assistance and ombuds services, the prevention of sexual harassment and compliance with Title IX.  Prior to joining UCLA in March 2008, Kevin was acting general counsel and then general counsel of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the nation’s second largest school district. In nearly five years there, he directed LAUSD legal affairs, conducted litigation for the district and oversaw the work of 40 outside law firms and 40 in-house attorneys.  He also oversaw the District’s Ethics Office, Educational Equity Compliance Office, and directed collective bargaining with the District’s 11 employee units. A civil rights lawyer by training, from 1996 through 2004, Kevin was a partner at Strumwasser & Woocher LLP, a Santa Monica law firm, where he successfully challenged the state of California’s distribution of funds for school construction, resulting in $600 million in state funding for LAUSD.  He previously spent six years as the managing attorney for the western regional office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., in Los Angeles.  Kevin received his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Virginia.

Assistant:
Julia Cohalan
541-346-3070