Police & Law Enforcement

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


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

Douglas Park is the University of Oregon’s Deputy General Counsel, Chief Counsel for the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and UO’s Head of Litigation.  Doug also manages UO’s outside-counsel legal services portfolio, and advises units on all aspects of UO operations.  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, and working for a private law firm, the ACLU, the Associated Counsel for the Accused, and the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ).  While at DOJ, Doug developed the arguments that ultimately prevailed in two U.S. Supreme Court cases.  He also received DOJ’s Outstanding Achievement Award (DOJ’s highest professional honor) for successfully defending the constitutionality of Oregon’s dangerous offender statute and the Balfour appellate procedures.  In 2020, the Oregon Women Lawyers Association awarded Doug the Justice Roberts & Judge Deiz Award for his outstanding contributions to promoting women and people from outside the dominant culture in the legal profession and in the community. 

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 currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Eugene Education Foundation, and on the Leadership Council for UO’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Assistant:
Kelly Fondren
541-346-3463