Brian K. Fullmer
- B.S., summa cum laude, Northwest Nazarene University, 2013
- M.B.A., summa cum laude, Northwest Nazarene University, 2015
- J.D., summa cum laude, University of Arizona, 2020
- L.L.M., University of Arizona, 2020
Brian has substantial experience with a broad variety of financial and business disciplines, including corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and data security. Before entering law school, Brian worked with both regional community banks and multi-billion dollar commercial lending institutions to ensure supervision and compliance goals were met and exceeded.
While Brian’s practice specialties are creditor’s rights and employee benefits including under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and unique solutions such as deferred compensation and stock options, his focus areas are additionally tailored to the practical implications of running a business in today’s world, including employment law, defending against class actions and collective actions, wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and addressing restrictive covenants including confidentiality and trade secrets, non-solicitation, anti-raiding of employees, and noncompete provisions. Brian’s creditors’ rights practice includes complex business reorganizations, receiverships under the Arizona Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act, and Uniform Commercial Code leases and secured transactions.
Brian graduated summa cum laude and Order of the Coif while ranked in the top 5% of his class from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Brian’s hard work and intellectual curiosity led him to graduate with both a J.D. and L.L.M in three years. He received one of UA Law’s top graduation honors in the Dean’s Leadership Award and was awarded the school’s top award for legal writing in the Fish Memorial Writing Award. His article “Digital Risk & Ambiguity: Tension Between Party Intent & Risk-Shifting” was published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Arizona Law Journal.
In law school, Brian received 13 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in a variety of topics, including:
- Business Reorganization in Bankruptcy
- Employment Law
- Labor Law
- Securities Regulation
- Law & Finance of Banking
- Contract Drafting
He received awards for Outstanding Performance in both Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy and was honored as a UA Law Distinguished Scholar. In his time at law school, Brian was fortunate enough to receive experiences with a broad array of multiple levels of government, including an internship with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Washington D.C. and the Arizona Supreme Court in Justice Bolick’s chambers.