Emergency Management

Associate General Counsel
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law, Governance, Labor and Employment Law, Student Conduct, Emergency Management, Athletics, Litigation

Prior to joining the University of Oregon, Jeslyn Everitt was an attorney at the law firm Munger Tolles & Olson in San Francisco, where she litigated numerous matters involving higher education, intellectual property, contract, tort, and labor and employment law.

Jeslyn also has extensive experience advising clients on issues related to free speech, privacy, and government regulation. In addition to her work at Munger Tolles, Jeslyn spent brief periods of time as a trial attorney with the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and with the Office of General Counsel at the University of California.

Jeslyn holds a BA in social studies and comparative religion from Harvard College and a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as a senior editor for the California Law Review. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and, following law school, clerked for the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In her free time, Jeslyn teaches a law school course on alternative dispute resolution, serves on the local board for the Fulbright Association, and volunteers as a community mediator.

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Assistant:
Kelly Fondren
541-346-3463


Associate General Counsel
Practice Areas: Emergency Management, Federal Agencies, Public Records & Public Meetings, Athletics, Constitutional Law, Subpoenas, Data Security, Government Ethics, Police & Law Enforcement, Records Retention and Preservation, Litigation

Bryan Dearinger joined the UO in September 2014.  Prior to his arrival, he worked exclusively in federal courts for nearly ten years.  This included serving 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. In addition, 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 an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon School of Law.  

Bryan serves as a board member for the Oregon Federal Bar Association (FBA) and helps run the FBA's Free Federal Law Clinic as one of two volunteer Attorney Ambassadors.  The clinic serves persons without financial or legal resources, primarily assisting unrepresented (pro se) litigants with civil matters filed in federal court in Oregon.

In December 2018, the federal district judges in Oregon selected Bryan as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative for the District of Oregon (2019 - 2022 term).  Lawyer representatives are chosen by federal judges in each of the Ninth Circuit’s fifteen districts.  In this role, Bryan works closely with federal judges and the federal bar to improve the administration of justice in the Circuit.  In April 2020, Bryan was selected by Chief Judge Marco Hernandez to serve as Co-Chair of the Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representatives for the 2020-2021 term.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Assistant:
Kelly Fondren
541-346-3463